Letter from Louis Touton to Edward G. Viltz
By E-mail and Postal Mail
Mr. Edward G. Viltz
President and CEO
Public Interest Registry
1175 Wiehle Ave., Suite 102A
Reston, VA 20190
Dear Mr. Viltz:
Thank you for your letter dated 3 June, 2003 requesting a temporary authorization to implement the new Registry Redemption Grace Period Service for .org.
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 are therefore subject to approval under the .org Registry Agreement.
Although ICANN and PIR have reached staff-level agreement on the conditions under which this Registry Service will be offered, 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 25 June 2003 meeting in Montreal. To allow the services to be offered to registrars in the interim, it is appropriate to temporarily authorize PIR to charge for this service, pending Board consideration.
Accordingly, PIR is temporarily authorized to implement a Redemption Grace Period for .org on the following conditions:
1. The .org Redemption Grace Period Service will conform to the specifications stated in the attached Appendix C, Part C11 [sic, C13] (as redlined).
2. The .org Grace and Pending Period Policy will conform to the attached revision to Appendix C, Part C11 (as redlined).
3. Fees to registrars will be no greater than the maximum fees described in the attached revision to Appendix G (as redlined).
4. The .org Public Whois Service will conform to the attached revision to Appendix O (as redlined).
5. PIR's monthly reports will conform to the attached revision to Appendix T (as redlined).
6. PIR's services will otherwise comply with the requirements of the ICANN-PIR Registry Agreement, including its appendices.
The price maximum in Appendix G is consistent with the maximum prices already approved by ICANN Board for .com, .net and .biz.
The above temporary authorization is given to allow the scheduled deployment in of .org Redemption Grace Period on 7 June 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 ICANN's Board Meeting, 25 June 2003. In the absence of earlier Board action, this authorization will continue until 31 July 2003. Except as expressly stated above, this letter does not waive any of PIR's obligations under its .org Registry Agreement with ICANN.
Vice President and General Counsel