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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.

.name Registry Agreement: Amendment 2

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.name Registry Agreement: Amendment 2

30 January 2007


Amendment No. 2 to Registry Agreement


Amendment No. 2 effective as of 30 January 2007 ("Amendment") to the Registry Agreement dated 31 July 2001 ("Agreement"), by and between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a not-for-profit California corporation ("ICANN"), and The Global Name Registry Ltd., a private limited Company incorporated in England and Wales under the Company Number 4076112 ("Registry Operator"). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have that meaning ascribed to them in the Agreement.

Whereas, on 16 January 2007 the ICANN Board of Directors adopted resolution 07.03 (http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-16jan07.htm) and approved a proposed new registry service from the Registry Operator for the limited release of two-character names.

Whereas, at such 16 January 2007 meeting of the ICANN Board of Directors, the Board authorized the ICANN President and General Counsel to implement modifications to this Agreement as deemed necessary to provide for the limited release of two-character names by Registry Operator.

Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual agreements contained herein and intending to be legally bound hereby, the parties hereto amend the Agreement as follows:

Section 3.8.3
All two-character labels shall be shared at the second-level and maintained by the Registry Operator. Two-character names shall be released by the Registry Operator for third-level registrations and SLD email addresses only. The Registry Operator should take measures to avoid confusion with corresponding country codes. The Registry Operator shall publish for a period of twelve months from the date of this amendment a notice that the shared second-level in question is unrelated to the corresponding country code and is being used as a shared last name for personal names on the third level. The Registry Operator shall also implement this service with full consideration of the GAC Principles and Guidelines for the Delegation and Administration of ccTLDs ( http://gac.icann.org/web/home/ccTLD_Principles.rtf).

Except as expressly amended hereby, the Agreement and the Appendices thereto shall remain and continue in full force and effect. This Amendment may be executed in any number of counterparts, all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

The parties have duly executed this Amendment as of the date first written above.

THE INTERNET CORPORATION FOR
ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS
THE GLOBAL NAME REGISTRY LTD.
By:____________________________ By:_____________________________
Name: John Jeffrey Name: Hakon Haugnes
Title: General Counsel Title: CEO

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