In order to provide further clarity on the respective obligations of the applicant and ICANN in relation to registrar accreditation applications, ICANN is introducing an enhanced set of terms and conditions for registrar accreditation applications.
This step is one of the results of community input that called for the strengthening of the requirements for registrar accreditation, and to address changes that have arisen in the registrar marketplace. The associated public comment period can be found at: http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/public-comment-201101-en.htm#registrar-accredit-eval
The enhanced terms and conditions have been incorporated into the Registrar Accreditation Application, which is available here.
A partial list of enhancements include:
- Stronger terms governing the accuracy of the information provided by the applicant and an ongoing obligation to maintain accurate information during the course of the application process.
- Granting ICANN permission and indemnification for conducting additional due diligence checks.
- Sets forth in greater detail the application process and obligations.
The terms and conditions will apply to all applications received on or after 5 October 2011.