A new public comment period opens today for 30 days on a proposed amendment from RegistryPro to Appendix C and K of the dot-pro Registry Agreement.
On 8 April 2009, ICANN posted for public information a request submitted by RegistryPro through the Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP). The request calls for a phased allocation process for single, two and select three character names in dot-pro.
As provided for by existing consensus policy, ICANN performed a preliminary review to determine whether the proposal might raise significant security, stability, or competition issues. ICANN's determination is that the proposal does not raise such issues.
[Note that, from 13 June to 13 July 2008, ICANN conducted a public comment forum on a proposed single-character second-level domain names allocation framework, which supported the allocation single-character second-level domain names in existing registries and reviewed various allocation methods.]
The proposal requires an amendment tothe dot-pro Schedule of Reserved Names (Appendix K) and a description of the phased allocation program is proposed to be inserted in Section 12 of Appendix C. A copy of the proposed contract amendment is available here [PDF, 100K]. Comments on the proposed amendment may be submitted to the email address pro-alloc-amendment at icann.org through 5 June 2009 23:59 UTC.
All documentation related to the RegistryPro proposal is available at http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/#2009002.
The RegistryPro proposal [pdf]
Public comment period information
Proposed contract amendment [pdf]
RSTEP consensus policy
Previous single-character comment forum