Appendix 1 | Prospective Registry Evaluation Matrix
|Transition type||What is being changed||Evaluation type|
|Registry Front-end||Back-End Operator||Financial||Technical and Operations*||Due Diligence|
|Current registry was not in breach||Same||Same||Limited||Minimal||Limited|
|Registry was in breach||-||Same||Full||Limited||Full|
* Technical and Operations evaluation includes review of a plan for Migrating Services and data from current registry.
Full represents a review that is similar in scope to the review of applicants in the new gTLD program. Prospective registry will cover the costs associated with the evaluation. It will be performed by one of the firms engaged in evaluating applications for new gTLDs.
Limited represents a more narrow scope of review. For example, for Technical and Operations, this could consist of ensuring that the new organization has similar arrangements in place with the Back-End Registry Operator. Whether this type of evaluation will be performed internally and with or without cost for the prospective registry will depend on the specific case at hand.
Minimal represents a very narrow scope of review performed internally by ICANN and therefore without cost to the prospective registry.