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Launch of Supplementary Registration Proxy Service for gTLDs Operated by XYZ.COM LLC

10 December 2015

Forum Announcement: Public Comment Period opens on Date: 10 December 2015
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Second-Level Domains
  • Contracted Party Agreements
  • Security/Stability
Purpose (Brief):

On 2 December 2015, XYZ.COM LLC submitted a Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request to offer a new registry service for .XYZ, .COLLEGE, .RENT, .THEATRE, .PROTECTION, and .SECURITY TLDs. The registry service is a proxy service that will provide secondary gateway access to SRS/EPP, RDDS (via Whois – port 43 –, web-based Directory Service, RDAP, or any combination of the three), or both for the purposes of operating these TLDs in local domain name markets.  

As required by the RSEP, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether this RSEP proposal might raise significant competition, security or stability issues as defined in the Registry Service Evaluation Policy. ICANN’s preliminary review (based on the information provided) did not identify any such issues.

Following ICANN’s preliminary determination that the proposal does not raise significant competition, security or stability issues, it was further determined that the change would require a material change to the respective Registry Agreements and that an amendment is needed in order to effect the change.

ICANN invites public comment on proposed amendments to the Registry Agreements to implement the supplementary registration proxy service.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/supplemental-registration-proxy-2015-12-10-en