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Proposed Revised Process for Handling Requests for Removal of Cross-Ownership Restrictions on Operators of Existing gTLDs

16 May 2012

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 16 May 2012

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Purpose (Brief):

ICANN is posting a proposed revision to the process that allows existing registry operators to request removal of cross-ownership restrictions for the gTLDs that they operate. The revision will allow existing gTLD registries to own or control registrars that sell domain names in their own, existing registry. (More detail is provided below.)

Commencing a public comment period on the proposed revised process at this time is intended to solicit community input for Board consideration of the revised process.

Public Comment Box Link: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/revised-cross-ownership-restrictions-16may12-en.htm