ICANN Resolutions » 2005-09-15 - Review of Proposed .XXX Sponsored Top-Level Domain Registry Agreement

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2005-09-15 - Review of Proposed .XXX Sponsored Top-Level Domain Registry Agreement


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Topic: 
.XXX Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement
Summary: 

Board directs the President and General Counsel to discuss additional provisions to the .XXX Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement.

Category: 
gTLDs
Meeting Date: 
Thu, 15 Sep 2005
Resolution Number: 
05.75
Status: 
Complete
Implementation Actions: 
  • Discuss additional provisions to the .XXX Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement to ensure proper development and implementation policies.
    • Responsible entity: President and General Counsel
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: 10 May 2006
  • Return to Board for additional approval, disapproval, or advice.
    • Responsible entity: President and General Counsel
    • Due date: None provided
    • Completion date: 10 May 2006
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, an application for the delegation of .XXX was submitted by ICM Registry LLC was evaluated according to ICANN's designated sTLD processes and it was determined by the ICANN Board that the President and General Counsel were authorized to enter into negotiations with the applicant relating to proposed commercial and technical terms for the .XXX sponsored top-level domain.

Whereas, on 9 August 2005, the proposed .XXX sponsored TLD registry agreement was posted on the ICANN website <http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/xxx/proposed-xxx-agmt-09aug05.pdf> and submitted to the ICANN Board for approval.

Whereas, the ICANN Board has expressed concerns regarding issues relating to the compliance with the proposed .XXX Registry Agreement (including possible proposals for codes of conduct and ongoing obligations regarding potential changes in ownership) and has noted the importance of private registry agreements, in creating contractual means of affecting registries and other actors of the Internet community for the public interest.

Whereas, ICANN has received significant levels of correspondence from the Internet community users over recent weeks, as well as inquiries from a number of governments.

Resolved (05.75), that the ICANN President and General Counsel are directed to discuss possible additional contractual provisions or modifications for inclusion in the .XXX Registry Agreement, to ensure that there are effective provisions requiring development and implementation of policies consistent with the principles in the ICM application. Following such additional discussions, the President and General Counsel are requested to return to the board for additional approval, disapproval or advice.

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