[council] Revised .BIZ, .INFO AND .ORG Registry Agreements Posted for Public Comment

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Revised .BIZ, .INFO AND .ORG Registry Agreements Posted for Public Comment

24 October 2006

On 18 October 2006, ICANN's Board adopted the following resolution 
concerning the proposed .BIZ, .INFO and .ORG registry agreements that 
had been posted for public comment on 28 July 2006:

Resolved (06.__), after having considered the public comments and the 
responses from the registries, the President and the General Counsel are 
hereby requested to renegotiate the proposed agreements relating to: 
competition-related concerns (in particular price increase 
restrictions); traffic data and review mechanisms resulting from the 
introduction of new studies or additional information.
Below are links to the revised proposed registry agreements. The "clean" 
version shows the proposed new language, and the "redlined" version is 
marked to show the specific revisions from the version first posted on 
the ICANN website on 27 June 2006. The key changes to the document 
include a new restriction on the use of "traffic data" in the context of 
the operation of .BIZ, .INFO and .ORG as "thick" registries (meaning 
they publish additional registrant- supplied contact details in their 
public WHOIS services), and the acceptance of a 10% cap on price 
increases along the lines of the .NET and proposed .COM registry 
agreements. ICANN invites comments on these proposed revised agreements 
through 9 November 2006. ICANN's Board is scheduled to consider the 
proposed revisions and any public comments at its meeting on 14 November 


Revised Proposed Registry Agreement (clean)
Revised Proposed Registry Agreement (redline)


Revised Proposed Registry Agreement (clean)
Revised Proposed Registry Agreement (redline)


Revised Proposed Registry Agreement (clean)
Revised Proposed Registry Agreement (redline)

Comments can be posted to:
revised-biz-info-org-agreements at icann.org
Comments can be viewed at: 

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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