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Username: A. Moulden
Date/Time: Sun, March 4, 2001 at 3:47 PM GMT (Sun, March 4, 2001 at 6:47 PM BT)
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Subject: No provision within the existing Registry Agreement to introduce registration restrictions


The following is drawn from the proposed agreements for the new "unsponsored" gTLDs (.pro, .name, .info, .biz).
"3.8.2. Registry Operator shall apply, monitor, and enforce the restrictions on registration in the Registry TLD established by ICANN in the manner established by ICANN. Appendix L sets forth the restrictions to be applied initially and Appendix M sets forth the manner by which these restrictions shall be applied, monitored, and enforced. Changes to the restrictions and the manner of their application, monitoring, and enforcement may be made only with the mutual written consent of ICANN and Registry Operator (which neither party shall withhold without reason) or in the manner provided in Subsections 4.3 through 4.6. [This Subsection applies to restricted TLDs only]"

For these gTLDs, registration restrictions are permissible within the terms of the agreement (as one would expect), with the exception of .info of course, and as expected shows no Appendix L or Appendix M for the .info agreement.

Now, the existing registry agreement for .com, .net and .org is at:

This agreement contains no mention of such appendices or any provision, analogous to that quoted above, for future restrictions. 


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