ICANN Resolutions » 2001-05-07 - New Top-Level Domains
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Board authorizes the President to enter and implement the dot-biz and dot-info registry agreements.
(Resolution 01.60 was adopted 14-0. Vint Cerf, Amadeu Abril i Abril, Karl Auerbach, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained.) Whereas, in adopting the new TLD program (at its July 2000 Yokohama meeting) and selecting seven TLDs for negotiations of agreements to be included in the new TLD program (at its November 2000 annual meeting), the Board committed to a continuing evalaution of the process for the introduction of new TLDs,
Resolved [01.60] that the Board directs the President to prepare and present to the Board at its Stockholm meeting in June 2001 a proposal to form a committee to recommend processes for monitoring the implementation of the new TLDs and evaluating the new TLD program, including any ongoing adjustments of agreements with operators or sponsors of new TLDs.
(Resolutions 01.61 and 01.62 were adopted 12-1. Vint Cerf, Ivan Moura Campos, Phil Davidson, Ken Fockler, Masanobu Katoh, Hans Kraaijenbrink, Sang-Hyon Kyong, Stuart Lynn, Jun Murai, Alejandro Pisanty, Nii Quaynor, and Linda S. Wilson voted in favor; Karl Auerbach voted against; and Amadeu Abril i Abril and Andy Mueller-Maguhn abstained.)Whereas, the posting of the .info and .biz registry agreements, with all their appendices, was completed on 26 and 27 April 2001;
Whereas, under resolution 01.25 seven days were allowed for Board members to make any additional comments on the agreements to the President and General Counsel;
Whereas, such comments were received and the Board has discussed them;
Whereas, the General Counsel has recommended several minor changes to the wording of the agreements and appendices in response to recent comments received from the Board and community;
Resolved [01.61], that the President is authorized to enter the .biz and .info registry agreements, with suitable revisions and additions to reflect the changes recommended by the General Counsel and further corrections as the President determines are consistent with the intention of the agreements as posted; and
Further resolved [01.62], that the President is authorized to implement the agreements once they are signed, including by accrediting registrars for the .biz and .info top-level domains (in that regard, registrars already accredited and in good standing for .com, .net, and .org may be accredited for .biz and/or .info without additional qualifying procedures upon entering an accreditation agreement that the President determines is consistent with the existing accreditation agreement for .com, .net, and .org, conformed to variations in contractual terminology and circumstances of the new TLDs).