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Removal of Searchable Whois Service From .MEET Registry Agreement

22 October 2015

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Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 22 October 2015
  • Top-Level Domains
  • Second-Level Domains
  • Contracted Party Agreements
  • Security/Stability
Purpose (Brief):

On 3 September 2015, Charleston Road Registry Inc. d/b/a Google Registry, Registry Operator of .MEET TLD submitted a Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request to remove Searchable Whois service currently required in the Exhibit A (Approved Services) of the .MEET Registry Agreement.

As required by the RSEP, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether this RSEP proposal might raise significant competition, security or stability issues. 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 Agreement and that an amendment is needed in order to effect the change.

The proposed amendment, which is being posted for comment, would remove Searchable Whois service from Exhibit A (Approved Services) of the .MEET Registry Agreement.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/meet-proposed-amendment-2015-10-22-en