Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Registry Agreements

gTLD Registry Agreements establish the rights, duties, liabilities, and obligations ICANN requires of registry operators to run gTLDs.

TLD Sponsorship Agreement: Attachment 9 (.aero)

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TLD Sponsorship Agreement: Attachment 9 (.aero)

Posted: 31 August 2001

Selection of Registrars

This Attachment specifies the criteria for Sponsor's selection of ICANN-Accredited Registrars wishing to enter into an Authorizing Agreement to register domain names in the Sponsored TLD.

Sponsor will select from among ICANN-Accredited Registrars in a manner that promotes the following characteristics in the group of authorized ICANN-Accredited Registrars:

1. Recognition of the specific aspects of the aviation community, that will be supported by the .aero TLD and a willingness to participate in it in that spirit;

2. Thorough understanding of the principles and intentions underlying .aero TLD policies, especially as manifested in the domain name management policy and ability to provide Eligibility and Name-Selection Services (ENS Services);

3. Dedicated willingness and ability to propagate and enforce these policies in an observant and diligent manner and in accordance with policies and procedures prescribed by the Sponsor;

4. Familiarity with the needs of the aviation community and established modes for reflecting these needs in the ENS Services processes;

5. Broad geographic distribution and language diversity of registrars;

6. Established collaborative contact with one or several associations representing the aviation community in the language and geographical region or sector served by the registrar; and

7. Dedicated willingness and ability to act together with the aviation community associations referred to above, in the processing of registration requests.

The initial number of ICANN-Accredited Registrars to be selected is specified in Attachment 8. Sponsor will periodically review and as appropriate revise its selection of registrars.

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