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.name Registry Agreement Appendix 4

Registry Operator's Monthly Reports

(1 December 2012)

Registry Operator shall provide monthly reports as described below. Reports shall be submitted via email to <registry-reports@icann.org>. ICANN may request in the future that the reports be delivered by other means. ICANN shall use reasonable commercial efforts to preserve the confidentiality of the information reported until three months after the end of the month to which the report relates.

(A) Monthly Report. File shall be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Report shall contain the following information.

  1. Accredited Registrar Status. State the number of registrars in each of the following three categories: (1) operational, (2) ramp-up (registrars that have received a password for access to OT&E), and (3) pre-ramp-up (registrars that have requested access, but have not yet entered the ramp-up period).
  2. TLD Zone File Access Activity. State the total number of zone file access passwords at end of the reporting month.
  3. Completed System Software Releases. Describe significant releases during the reporting month, including release name, features, and completion date.
  4. Whois Service Activity. State the number of Whois queries during the reporting month.
  5. Total Number of Transactions by Subcategory by Month. State the total number of transactions during the reporting month, in the following subcategories: adds, deletes, modifies, checks, renews, transfers, restores.
  6. Daily Transaction Range. Tabulate the number of total daily transactions. The range of transaction volume should be shown for each month, along with the average daily transaction volume.

(B) Per-Registrar Activity Report for Second-Level and Traditional Third-Level Transactions. File shall be named "name-transactions-YYYYMM.csv", where "YYYYMM" is the year and month being reported. Registry Operator shall provide this report monthly. This report shall be in comma separated-value format as specified in RFC 4180, using the following fields per registrar:

Field # Field Name Notes
01 registrar-name registrar's full corporate name as registered with IANA
02 iana-id http://www.iana.org/assignments/registrar-ids
03 total-domains total domains under sponsorship
04 total-nameservers total name servers registered
05 net-adds-1-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of one year (and not deleted within the add grace period)
06 net-adds-2-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of two years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
07 net-adds-3-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of three years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
08 net-adds-4-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of four years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
09 net-adds-5-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of five years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
10 net-adds-6-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of six years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
11 net-adds-7-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of seven years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
12 net-adds-8-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of eight years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
13 net-adds-9-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of nine years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
14 net-adds-10-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of ten years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
15 net-renews-1-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of one year (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
16 net-renews-2-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of two years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
17 net-renews-3-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of three years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
18 net-renews-4-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of four years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
19 net-renews-5-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of five years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
20 net-renews-6-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of six years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
21 net-renews-7-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of seven years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
22 net-renews-8-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of eight years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
23 net-renews-9-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of nine years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
24 net-renews-10-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of ten years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
25 transfer-gaining-successful transfers initiated by this registrar that were ack'd by the other registrar - either by command or automatically
26 transfer-gaining-nacked transfers initiated by this registrar that were n'acked by the other registrar
27 transfer-losing-successful transfers initiated by another registrar that this registrar ack'd – either by command or automatically
28 transfer-losing-nacked transfers initiated by another registrar that this registrar n'acked
29 transfer-disputed-won Number of transfer disputes in which this registrar prevailed
30 transfer-disputed-lost number of transfer disputes this registrar lost
31 transfer-disputed-nodecision number of transfer disputes involving this registrar with a split or no decision
32 deleted-domains-grace domains deleted within the add grace period
33 deleted-domains-nograce domains deleted outside the add grace period
34 restored-domains domains restored from redemption period
35 restored-noreport total number of restored names for which the registrar failed to submit a restore report
36 agp-exemption-requests total number of AGP (add grace period) exemption requests
37 agp-exemptions-granted total number of AGP (add grace period) exemption requests granted
38 agp-exempted-domains total number of names affected by granted AGP (add grace period) exemption requests
39 attempted-adds Number of attempted (successful and failed) domain name create commands

The first line shall include the field names exactly as they appear in the table above as a "header line" as described in section 2 of RFC 4180. The last line of each report should include totals for each column across all registrars. The first field of this line shall read "Totals" while the second field shall be left empty in that line. Registry Operator shall include field #39 "attempted-adds" in each report within eighteen (18) months of the Effective Date of the Agreement. No other lines besides the ones described above shall be included. Line breaks shall be "CRLF" (<U+000D, U+000A>) as described in RFC 4180.

(C) Per-Registrar Activity Report for Bulk Third-level Transactions. File shall be named "name-bulk-transactions-YYYYMM.csv"; where "YYYYMM" is the year and month being reported . Registry Operator shall provide this report only for those months during which bulk third-level transactions were processed. This report shall be in comma separated-value format, as specified in RFC 4180 using the following fields per registrar:

Field # Field Name Notes
01 registrar-name registrar's full corporate name as registered with IANA
02 iana-id http://www.iana.org/assignments/registrar-ids
03 total-domains total domains under sponsorship
04 total-nameservers total nameservers registered
05 net-adds-1-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of one year (and not deleted within the add grace period)
06 net-adds-2-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of two years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
07 net-adds-3-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of three years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
08 net-adds-4-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of four years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
09 net-adds-5-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of five years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
10 net-adds-6-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of six years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
11 net-adds-7-yr  number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of seven years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
12 net-adds-8-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of eight years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
13 net-adds-9-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of nine years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
14 net-adds-10-yr number of domains successfully registered with an initial term of ten years (and not deleted within the add grace period)
15 net-renews-1-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of one year (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
16 net-renews-2-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of two years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
17 net-renews-3-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of three years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
18 net-renews-4-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of four years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
19 net-renews-5-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of five years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
20 net-renews-6-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of six years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
21 net-renews-7-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of seven years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
22 net-renews-8-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of eight years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
23 net-renews-9-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of nine years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
24 net-renews-10-yr number of domains successfully renewed either automatically or by command with a new renewal period of ten years (and not deleted within the renew grace period)
25 transfer-gaining-successful transfers initiated by this registrar that were ack'd by the other registrar - either by command or automatically
26 transfer-gaining-nacked transfers initiated by this registrar that were n'acked by the other registrar
27 transfer-losing-successful transfers initiated by another registrar that this registrar ack'd – either by command or automatically
28 transfer-losing-nacked transfers initiated by another registrar that this registrar n'acked
29 transfer-disputed-won Number of transfer disputes in which this registrar prevailed
30 transfer-disputed-lost number of transfer disputes this registrar lost
31 transfer-disputed-nodecision number of transfer disputes involving this registrar with a split or no decision
32 deleted-domains-grace domains deleted within the add grace period
33 deleted-domains-nograce domains deleted outside the add grace period
34 restored-domains domains restored from redemption period
35 restored-noreport total number of restored names for which the registrar failed to submit a restore report
36 agp-exemption-requests total number of AGP (add grace period) exemption requests
37 agp-exemptions-granted total number of AGP (add grace period) exemption requests granted
38 agp-exempted-domains total number of names affected by granted AGP (add grace period) exemption requests
39 attempted-adds Number of attempted (successful and failed) domain name create commands

The first line shall include the field names exactly as they appear in the table above as a "header line" as described in section 2 of RFC 4180. The last line of each report should include totals for each column across all registrars. The first field of this line shall read "Totals" while the second field shall be left empty in that line. Registry Operator shall include field #39 "attempted-adds" in each report within eighteen (18) months of the Effective Date of the Agreement. No other lines besides the ones described above shall be included. Line breaks shall be "CRLF" (<U+000D, U+000A>) as described in RFC 4180.

(D) Registry Functions Activity Report. Within eighteen (18) months of the Effective Date of the Agreement, Registry Operator shall provide a Registry Functions Activity Report. This report shall be compiled in a comma separated-value formatted file as specified in RFC 4180. The file shall be named "gTLD-activity-yyyymm.csv", where "gTLD" is the gTLD name; in case of an IDN-TLD, the A-label shall be used; "yyyymm" is the year and month being reported. The file shall contain the following fields:

Field # Field Name Description
01 operational-registrars number of operational registrars at the end of the reporting period
02 ramp-up-registrars number of registrars that have received a password for access to OT&E at the end of the reporting period
03 pre-ramp-up-registrars number of registrars that have requested access, but have not yet entered the ramp-up period at the end of the reporting period
04 zfa-passwords number of active zone file access passwords at the end of the reporting period
05 whois-43-queries number of WHOIS (port-43) queries responded during the reporting period
06 web-whois-queries number of Web-based Whois queries responded during the reporting period, not including searchable Whois
07 searchable-whois-queries number of searchable Whois queries responded during the reporting period, if offered
08 dns-udp-queries-received number of DNS queries received over UDP transport during the reporting period
09 dns-udp-queries-responded number of DNS queries received over UDP transport that were responded during the reporting period
10 dns-tcp-queries-received number of DNS queries received over TCP transport during the reporting period
11 dns-tcp-queries-responded number of DNS queries received over TCP transport that were responded during the reporting period
12 srs-dom-check number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "check" requests responded during the reporting period
13 srs-dom-create number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "create" requests responded during the reporting period
14 srs-dom-delete number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "delete" requests responded during the reporting period
15 srs-dom-info number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "info" requests responded during the reporting period
16 srs-dom-renew

number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name

"renew" requests responded during the reporting period

17 srs-dom-rgp-restore-request number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name RGP "restore" requests responded during the reporting period
18 srs-dom-rgp-restore-report number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name RGP "restore" requests delivering a restore report responded during the reporting period
19 srs-dom-transfer-approve number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "transfer" requests to approve transfers responded during the reporting period
20 srs-dom-transfer-cancel number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "transfer" requests to cancel transfers responded during the reporting period
21 srs-dom-transfer-query number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "transfer" requests to query about a transfer responded during the reporting period
22 srs-dom-transfer-reject number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "transfer" requests to reject transfers responded during the reporting period
23 srs-dom-transfer-request number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "transfer" requests to request transfers responded during the reporting period
24 srs-dom-update number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) domain name "update" requests (not including RGP restore requests) responded during the reporting period
25 srs-host-check number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) host "check" requests responded during the reporting period
26 srs-host-create number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) host "create" requests responded during the reporting period
27 srs-host-delete number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) host "delete" requests responded during the reporting period
28 srs-host-info number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) host "info" requests responded during the reporting period
29 srs-host-update number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) host "update" requests responded during the reporting period
30 srs-cont-check number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "check" requests responded during the reporting period
31 srs-cont-create number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "create" requests responded during the reporting period
32 srs-cont-delete number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "delete" requests responded during the reporting period
33 srs-cont-info number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "info" requests responded during the reporting period
34 srs-cont-transfer-approve number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "transfer" requests to approve transfers responded during the reporting period
35 srs-cont-transfer-cancel number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "transfer" requests to cancel transfers responded during the reporting period
36 srs-cont-transfer-query number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "transfer" requests to query about a transfer responded during the reporting period
37 srs-cont-transfer-reject number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "transfer" requests to reject transfers responded during the reporting period
38 srs-cont-transfer- request number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "transfer" requests to request transfers responded during the reporting period
39 srs-cont-update number of SRS (EPP and any other interface) contact "update" requests responded during the reporting period

The first line shall include the field names exactly as described in the table above as a "header line" as described in section 2 of RFC 4180. No other lines besides the ones described above shall be included. Line breaks shall be <U+000D, U+000A> as described in RFC 4180.

Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."