MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: ICANN announced today that it has signed an exchange of letters with the country code top level domain (ccTLD) manager for .is—Iceland, Internet á Íslandi hf. (ISNIC).
"ICANN has been working hard to strengthen and formalize our global cooperation with ccTLD operators around the globe and hitting the milestone of 40 is something to celebrate," said Dr Paul Twomey, ICANN's President and CEO.
The Accountability Framework program provides two mechanisms by which ccTLD managers can formalise their relationship with ICANN.
The first is an Accountability Framework document that sets out the obligations of a ccTLD manager and ICANN. It also covers dispute resolution and termination and is designed for ccTLD managers requiring a formal document with ICANN.
The second mechanism is an exchange of letters between ICANN and the ccTLD manager designed for those for whom a simple statement of commitment is more appropriate.
Signed accountability framework and exchange of letters documents can be found at http://www.icann.org/cctlds/agreements.html.
ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codes like .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols that help computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management of these resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's global stakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet's ongoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized, public benefit non-profit company. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.
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