1. Continue to provide
expertise and advice on private sector functions related to technical
management of the DNS.
2. Work collaboratively
on a global and local level to pursue formal legal agreements
with the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) to achieve stable
relationships that allow them to continue their technical work,
while incorporating their policy-making activities into the ICANN
3. Continue to develop
and test the ICANN Independent Review process to address claims
by members of the Internet community that they have been adversely
affected by decisions in conflict with ICANN's by-laws or contractual
obligations. Report on ICANN's experience with the fully implemented
reconsideration process and independent review process.
4. Collaborate with
the Department to continue to complete development of a proposed
enhanced architecture for root server security, and the development
of the following documentation to be used in connection with
testing and implementation of the enhanced root-server system
a. A written description
of the enhanced architecture incorporating a dedicated primary
b. A procedural plan
for transition to the enhanced architecture;
c. An implementation
schedule for transition to the enhanced architecture;
d. Documentation of IANA
procedures for root zone editing, root zone generation, and root
zone WHOIS service; and
e. An agreement between
ICANN and root-server operators that formalizes stable, secure,
and professional operation of the root-servers in accordance
with the enhanced architecture.
5. Following Department
of Commerce review and approval of the documentation listed in
paragraph 4. above, ICANN shall test and implement the enhanced
root-server system architecture, including ICANN's operation
of the authoritative root, under appropriate terms and conditions.
6. ICANN will continue
its efforts to achieve stable agreements with the organizations
operating country-code top level domains that cover the delegation
and redelegation issues; allocation of global and local policy-formulation
responsibility; and the relationships among ccTLD operators,
the relevant government of public authority.
7. ICANN will continue
the process of implementing new TLDs including proceeding with
a proof of concept or testbed period and continuing design, development,
and testing to determine future policy and action, continuing
a. The potential impact
of new TLDs on the Internet root server system and Internet stability.
b. The creation and implementation
of minimum criteria for new and existing TLD registries.
c. Potential consumer
benefits/costs associated with establishing a competitive environment
for TLD registries.
d. Recommendations regarding
trademark/domain name policies set forth in the Statement of
Policy; recommendations made by the World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO) and recommendations made by other independent
organizations concerning trademark/domain name issues.
8. Collaborate on other
activities as appropriate to fulfill the purpose of this Agreement,
as agreed by the Parties.