20 Feb '13, 3pm

ICANN Tells POLITICO On Closed Generic gTLD's: "The Train is Leaving the Station"

Micahel — I personally believe that ICANN has decided this issue, and the question now is whether they will enforce the existing policy. The standard registry Code of Conduct states: 1. In connection with the operation of the registry for the TLD, Registry Operator will not, and will not allow any parent, subsidiary, Affiliate, subcontractor or other related entity, to the extent such party is engaged in the provision of Registry Services with respect to the TLD to: b. register domain names in its own right, except for names registered through an ICANN accredited registrar that are reasonably necessary for the management, operations and purpose of the TLD Exemptions to the COC can be granted subject to this clause: 6. Registry Operator may request an exemption to this Code of Conduct, and such exemption may be granted by ICANN in ICANN’s reasonable discretion, if Registry ...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2013/02/20/icann-tells-politico...

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