[council] ICANN : Contractual Compliance Update

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Mon Oct 9 13:28:07 UTC 2006

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Contractual Compliance Update

6 October 2006

ICANN's Compliance Program (http://icann.org/compliance) has been 
published to explain ICANN's approach to enforcement of compliance with 
its Registry Agreements and Registrar Accreditation Agreements ("the 

Registry Compliance Update: Public Whois Specification

On June 30, 2006, ICANN completed its first gTLD Registry Compliance Audit.
audit was based on requirements contained in the Public Whois 
Specifications in ICANN's gTLD Registry and Sponsorship Agreements. Each 
registry's audit was individually tailored based on specific 
requirements in the relevant agreement (e.g., "thick" versus "thin" 
registry models).

Registrar Compliance Update: Registrar Accreditation Renewal Process

ICANN's Compliance Department continues to monitor registrar compliance 
with the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) through the 
accreditation renewal process and through handling of complaints filed 
by internet users. See 

These audits were the first in a series of upcoming audits, published to 
ensure openness and transparency of ICANN's gTLD Registry and Accredited 
Registrar compliance programs.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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