ICANN Resolutions » 2004-06-29 - Transparent Procedure for Designating Successor Registry Operator
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Board approves procedure for designating a successor operator for .net registry and authorizes the President to post this procedure to the ICANN website and to initiate the process for designating a successor operator for the .net registry.
Whereas, Section 5.1 of the .net Registry Agreement entered into between ICANN and VeriSign on 25 May 2001 provides that the agreement will expire no later than 30 June 2005 <http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/verisign/registry-agmt-net-25may01.htm>;
Whereas, Section 5.2 of the .net Registry Agreement obligates ICANN to adopt an open, transparent procedure for designating a successor Registry Operator by no later than one year prior to the end of the agreement, which would be 30 June 2004;
Whereas, ICANN staff a draft procedure for designating a successor Registry Operator for .net on the ICANN website and received 9 total comments;
Whereas, the ICANN Board has reviewed this draft procedure for designating a successor Registry Operator for .net and has subsequently reviewed the public comments;
RESOLVED, [04.45] that Board hereby approves the open and transparent procedure for designating a successor operator for .net registry and hereby authorizes the President to post this procedure to the ICANN website by 30 June 2004;
RESOLVED, [04.46] the Board authorizes the President to initiate the approved and designated open and transparent process for designating a successor operator for the .net registry, including working with the GNSO to finalize the .net successor registry criteria, and to take such other additional steps as set forth within this designated process.