ICANN Resolutions » 2005-03-21 - Delegation of .EU
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Board authorizes the President and General Counsel to enter into an agreement with EURid to complete the delegation of .EU to EURid.
Whereas, at its meeting on 25 September 2000, the ICANN Board resolved (00.74) that "alpha-2 codes not on the ISO 3166-1 list are delegable as ccTLDs only in cases where the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency, on its exceptional reservation list, has issued a reservation of the code that covers any application of ISO 316-1 that needs a coded representation in the name of the country, territory, or area involved;"
Whereas, the code "EU" has been reserved by the ISO 3166-1 Maintenance Agency to cover any application of ISO 3166-1 that needs a coded representation for the name European Union, including the use as a TLD.
Whereas, the European Commission has, following extensive consultations, issued a regulation laying down the public policy rules concerning the implementation and functions of the .EU TLD (including principles governing registration), and has designated EURid – the European Registry for Internet Domains – as the appropriate registry for the .EU TLD.
Whereas, in a communication from EURid to the ICANN's President and CEO, EURid indicated a willingness to enter into a framework of accountability with ICANN and formally requested the delegation of the .EU ccTLD.
RESOLVED [05.15] the President and the General Counsel are authorized to enter into an agreement with EURid and to complete the delegation of .EU to EURid.