Letter from Tina Dam to Ram Mohan
By E-mail and Postal Mail
Mr. Cederampattu (Ram) Mohan
Vice President, Business Operations
300 Welsh Road, Building 3, Suite 105
Dear Mr. Mohan:
Thank you for submitting the service description for the Redemption Grace Period Service for .info, and for requesting a temporary authorization to implement the new Registry RGP Service for .info.
The new Registry Service will involve various changes to the specifications for provision of services as well as the charging of fees to registrars, and is therefore subject to approval under the .info Registry Agreement.
ICANN and Afilias have conducted discussions on the conditions under which Afilias intends to implement the RGP Service, however we have not yet agreed on the exact language on the contractual revisions and in any event it appears that the appropriate amendments will not be formally approved by the ICANN Board until its next available Board Meeting. To allow the services to be offered to registrars in the interim, it is appropriate to temporarily authorize Afilias to charge for this service, pending Board consideration.
Accordingly, Afilias is temporarily authorized to implement a Redemption Grace Period for .info on the following conditions:
- The .info Redemption Grace Period Service will require modifications to the specifications stated in the Appendices C (Functional Specification), O (Whois Specification), and T (Monthly Reports) to the Registry Agreement.
- Fees to registrars will be no greater than the maximum fee of USD40, as will be described in the Appendix G to the Registry Agreement.
- Afilias’s services will otherwise comply with the requirements
of the ICANN-Afilias Registry Agreement, including its appendices.
The price maximum for the RGP Service is consistent with the maximum prices already approved by ICANN Board for .com, .net, .org, and .biz.
The above temporary authorization is given to allow the scheduled deployment of the .info Redemption Grace Period on 27 September 2003. The authorization is subject to approval (and revision) by the ICANN Board upon its full consideration of this matter, which is expected to occur during the next available ICANN Board Meeting. Except as expressly stated above, this letter does not waive any of Afilias obligations under its .info Registry Agreement with ICANN.
Chief gTLD Registry Liaison