Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Public Comment: Single, Two and Select Three Character Names in Dot-pro

6 May 2009

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.

Related links:

The RegistryPro proposal [pdf]
http://www.icann.org/registries/rsep/registry-pro-08apr09-en.pdf

Public comment period information
http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/public-comment-200906.html#pro

Proposed contract amendment [pdf]
http://www.icann.org/en/tlds/agreements/pro/proposed-amendment-5-06may09-en.pdf

RSTEP consensus policy
http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/rsep.html

Previous single-character comment forum
http://www.icann.org/en/registries/rsep/proposed-scsld-allocation-framework-13jun08.htm

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