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.PRO Cross-Ownership Removal Request

26 July 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 26 July 2013
Categories/Tags: Contracted Party Agreements
Purpose (Brief):

Afilias Limited requests the removal of the cross-ownership restrictions reflected on the .PRO Registry Agreement dated 22 April 2010.

See: http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries/pro

This request is submitted according to the "Process for Handling Requests for Removal of Cross-Ownership Restrictions on Operators of Existing gTLDs" adopted by the Board on 18 October 2012. See: http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/removal-cross-ownership.

According to the approved process, in order to lift cross-ownership restrictions, existing gTLD registry operators could either request an amendment to their existing Registry Agreement to remove the cross-ownership restrictions or request to transition to the new form of Registry Agreement for new gTLDs. Any proposed material amendments to gTLD registry agreements would be subject to public comment prior to ICANN approval.

The proposed Afilias Limited amendment to can be found here [PDF, 48 KB]. The redlined agreement can be downloaded here [PDF, 94 KB].

Public Comment Box Link: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/pro-xo-removal-26jul13-en.htm