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ICANN Releases RAA Public Consultation Comments | Report compiles public input from Registrar Accreditation Agreement consultation

23 October 2007

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers today released a compilation of the public input received during the public comment period of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) consultation process.

ICANN had committed to release a complete summary and analysis of community feedback collected during the consultation process on revisions to the RAA.

ICANN’s President and CEO Dr Paul Twomey started the review process back in March 2007 to look at ways registrants could be protected. The RAA is the contract that governs the relationship between ICANN and its accredited registrars. The current version was put in place in May 2001. The same contract is in place between ICANN and each of the more than 900 accredited registrars (a directory of which can be found at http://www.internic.net/regist.html).

Protection of registrants and improving on the contractual relationship between ICANN and its accredited registrars are key elements of the discussion taking place.

The report on the public input is at http://icann.org/topics/raa/raa-public-comments-23oct07.pdf [PDF, 61K]

More information on the RAA consultation is at http://www.icann.org/topics/raa/

About ICANN:

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.

Media Contacts:

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN (USA)
Ph: +1 310 382 4004
E: jason.keenan@icann.org

International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
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E: andrew.robertson@edelman.com