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Proposed ICANN-PIR .org Registry Agreement Posted

24 October 2002

(24 October 2002) – On 14 October 2002, the ICANN Board authorized the ICANN President and General Counsel to negotiate a registry agreement with Public Interest Registry consistent with the model .org Registry Agreement posted as part of the final Request for Proposals, supplemented as appropriate according to the proposal submitted by the Internet Society.

A complete proposed .org registry agreement (with appendices) has been negotiated between ICANN and PIR. Today, it was posted on the ICANN web site. Under the Board's 14 October 2002 resolutions, the ICANN President will be authorized to sign the posted .org registry agreement in seven days, in the absence of the request of any ICANN Board member to the contrary based on policy considerations.