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ICANN To Post Redline Changes To New gTLD Registry Contracts

Posted on the 25 September 2013 by Worldwide @thedomains

According to a post by ICANN on its site it will start publishing redline versions of executed Registry Agreements as it ” would be helpful to the entire ICANN community, and would also support ICANN’s efforts to provide operational transparency”.

“Published redlined versions will highlight changes between an executed agreement and the current standard 2013 Registry Agreement. ”

“Redlined versions will be available starting October 2013.”

“As of Friday 20 September, ICANN has signed 44 new gTLD registry agreements, none of which have substantial changes from the approved base agreement (other than any registry-specific Public Interest Commitments or approved registry services described in Exhibit A).”

Additionally, ICANN intends to seek public comment before agreeing to any material changes to the Registry Agreement that could have a substantial effect on third parties.

Below are key Contracting statistics as of 20 September 2013:

  • ICANN has sent Contracting Information Request notifications to applicants holding priority numbers 1 – 900
  • 460 applicants have been invited to Contracting
  • 121 applicants have responded to their Contracting Information Request invitation
  • 52 contracts have been sent out for signature
  • 44 applicants have signed Registry Agreements
  • Continuing Operations Instrument outreach has been offered to applicants holding priority numbers 1 – 1400

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