ICANN Formalizes Relationship with ccTLD Managers for Czech Republic and Kazakhstan
ICANN has announced today that it has signed accountability frameworks with the country code top level domain (ccTLD) managers for .cz--Czech Republic, CZ-NIC, z.s.p.o. and .kz--Kazakhstan, Association of IT Companies of Kazakhstan.
The Accountability Framework program provides two mechanisms by which ccTLD managers can formalise their relationship with ICANN. The first is an Accountability Framework document that sets out the obligations of a ccTLD manager and ICANN. It also covers dispute resolution and termination and is designed for ccTLD managers requiring a formal document with ICANN.
The second mechanism is an exchange of letters between ICANN and the ccTLD manager designed for those for whom a simple statement of commitment is more appropriate.
Signed accountability framework and exchange of letters documents can be found at http://www.icann.org/cctlds/agreements.html.