ICANN Resolutions » 2004-12-05 - .NET Request for Proposals
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Board authorizes ICANN Staff to post the final .NET RFP on ICANN's website.
Whereas, on 6 March 2004 the ICANN Board authorized the President "to take steps to initiate the process as specified in Section 5.2 of the .net Registry Agreement for designating a successor operator for the .net registry, including referrals and requests for advice to the GNSO and other relevant committees and organizations as appropriate."
Whereas, on 31 March ICANN issued a formal request for guidance to the GNSO concerning the criteria for designating a subsequent operator for the .net TLD.
Whereas, on 29 June 2004, following a public comment period, the final procedure for the designating the successor operator for .net was approved by the ICANN Board.
Whereas, on 5 August 2004, following public comment periods, the GNSO council voted (with 21 votes in favor, 2 votes against, 2 votes abstained, 2 votes absent) and submitted their recommendation to ICANN regarding the criteria to be used in the .net designation.
Whereas, ICANN developed a draft .NET RFP based on the GNSO recommendation and posted it for public comment on 12 November 2004, which comment period was extended through 3 December 2004.
Whereas, all received comments have been considered, and changes has been made the draft .net RFP where appropriate.
Resolved (04.100), that the Board adopts the recommendation of the GNSO Council and authorizes the President and the General Counsel to post the final .NET RFP in accordance with the previously adopted procedure.
(Ten votes in favor, none opposed, Michael Palage abstained.)