02 May '11, 7pm

Proposed #ICANN Process for Handling Requests for Removal of Cross-Ownership Restrictions for Existing gTLDs

On 21 April 2011, the ICANN Board resolved (see http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-21apr11-en.htm ) that ICANN develop a process for existing gTLD registry operators to transition to the new form of Registry Agreement or to request an amendment to their Registry Agreement to remove the cross-ownership restrictions. This follows the 5 November 2010 resolution (see http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-05nov10-en.htm ) that ICANN will not restrict cross-ownership between registries and registrars for new gTLDs, and that "ICANN will permit existing registry operators to transition to the new form of Registry Agreement, except that additional conditions may be necessary and appropriate to address particular circumstances of established registries." Included in the Board’s rationale for their 5 November 2010 decision on cross-ownership (see http://www.icann.org/e...

Full article: http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-02may1...

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