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.

.org Registry Agreement

ICANN | .org Registry Agreement

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.org Registry Agreement

On 2 December 2002, ICANN and Public Interest Registry entered into an Unsponsored Registry Agreement under which Public Interest Registry operates the .org top-level domain. The agreement and its appendices may be viewed by following the links below:

Unsponsored TLD Agreement

Amendment No. 1 to Registry Agreement

Amendment No. 2 to Registry Agreement


  • A:
Format and Technical Requirements for Requests to Change TLD Nameservers
  • B:
Format and Technical Requirements for Requests to Change TLD Contact Information
  • C:
Functional Specifications
  • D:
Performance Specifications
  • E:
Service-Level Agreement
  • F:
Registry-Registrar Agreement
  • G:
Fees for Registry Services
  • H:
Equivalent Access Certification
  • I:
Registry Code of Conduct
  • J:
Transition Plan
  • K:
Names Reserved from Registration
  • N:
TLD Zone-File Access Agreement
  • O:
Whois Specification—Public Whois
  • P:
Whois Bulk Data Provisioning
  • Q:
Whois Data Specification—ICANN
  • R:
Data Escrow Specification
  • S:
Data Escrow Agreement
  • T:
Monthly Registry Reports
  • U:
Proof-of-Concept Reports
  • V:
Initial Consensus Policies
  • W:
Additional Covenants
  • X:
Registry Operator's Domain Names
  • Y:
Sanctions Program

Note: ICANN has granted Public Interest Registry temporary authorization to offer Redemption Grace Period services.

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