To obtain community input on a proposed amendment to the .wed Registry Agreement to implement a Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request submitted by Atgron, Inc. (the .wed registry operator) through the to sell third level domains.
Section I: Description and Explanation
On 8 October 2013, Atgron, Inc., the registry operator of the .wed TLD, submitted a request through the Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) to allow the sale of third level domains in the TLD. As part of its request, Atgron submitted a list (See Section IV: Additional Information) of approximately 11,000 domain names in which it would offer registrations. This RSEP request was posted for public information on the Registry Services Evaluation Policy webpage, available at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/rsep-2014-02-19-en.
As provided for by existing consensus policy, ICANN has undertaken a preliminary determination on whether the proposal might raise significant competition, security or stability issues. ICANN's preliminary review (based on the information provided) did not identify any such issues for this request.
Implementation of the proposal would require an amendment to the Exhibit A of the .wed Registry Agreement, which is being posted for public comment.
Section II: Background
On 1 October 2013, ICANN and Atgron, Inc. entered into a Registry Agreement under which Atgron, Inc. operates the .wed top-level domain. The .wed Registry Agreement is available for review here: https://www.icann.org/resources/agreement/wed-2013-10-01-en. If approved, the proposed amendment will be the first amendment to the .wed Registry Agreement.