.coop Agreement Appendix 5

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Appendix 5
(1 July 2007)

Appendix 5

Whois Specifications

Public Whois Specification

Public Whois for the .coop Sponsored TLD will be provided according to the specification described in Part V of Appendix S.

Whois Provider Data Specification

Sponsor shall ensure Registry Operator provides bulk access to up-to-date data concerning domain name and nameserver registrations maintained on behalf of Sponsor in connection with the .coop sTLD on a daily schedule, only for purposes of providing free public query-based access to up-to-date data concerning domain name and nameserver registrations in multiple TLDs, to a party designated from time to time in writing by ICANN (the "Designated Recipient") and also to ICANN. Any agreement between ICANN and a Designated Recipient for the license of such data (a "Whois License Agreement") will provide Sponsor with the right to enforce the Designated Recipient's obligations under this Appendix and the Whois License Agreement directly against the Designated Recipient, whether through being made a party to or third-party beneficiary of such agreement or through such other means as may be appropriate. In addition, any Whois License Agreement will include the following provisions governing the use of such data by the Designated Recipient:

  1. The Designated Recipient shall only use the data provided by the Registry Operator for the purpose of providing free public query-based Whois access as described in Section 3.1(c)(v) of the .coop Sponsored TLD Agreement. The Designated Recipient may not use such data for any other purpose.
  2. The Designated Recipient shall use best efforts to implement any corrections to the data provided by the Registry Operator as soon as practicable.
  3. The Designated Recipient must take such technical and organizational security measures as are, at a minimum, equivalent to those implemented by or on behalf of the Registry Operator with respect to such data.
  4. Except for providing free public query-based access according to item 1 above, the Designated Recipient shall not transfer the data to any third party for any purpose except in the event that such third party becomes bound in the same manner as a Designated Recipient by the provisions of this Appendix and the Whois License Agreement.

The procedures for providing access, and the specification of the content and format of this data, will be as stated below, until changed according to the .coop Sponsored TLD Agreement. This Appendix is subject to change by agreement of Sponsor and ICANN during the design process as well as during the IETF standards process. In addition, Sponsor agrees to require Registry Operator to implement changes to this Appendix specified by ICANN to conform to the IETF provreg working group's protocol specification no later than 135 days after the IETF specification is adopted as a Proposed Standard [RFC 2026, section 4.1.1]. Accordingly, the following provides the target architecture and initial functionality.

A. Procedures for Providing Access

Sponsor shall ensure Registry Operator prepares (i) full data sets for one day of each week (the day to be designated by ICANN) and (ii) incremental data sets for all seven days of each week. Full and incremental data sets shall be up-to-date and coherent as of 1200 UTC on the day to which they relate. Until a different day is designated by ICANN, the full data sets will be prepared for Mondays. (Note that on the ICANN-designated day both an incremental and a full data set are prepared.)

  1. Preparation of Files Containing Data Sets. Each full and incremental data set consists of an XML document meeting the content and format requirements of Parts B and C of this document. Once the XML document is generated, the following preparation steps will be performed:
    1. The XML document will be placed in a file named according to the following convention: For full data sets: "wfYYMMDD" where "YYMMDD" is replaced with the date (YY=last two digits of year; MM=number of month; DD=day; in all cases a single digit number should be left-padded with a zero). For incremental data sets: "wiYYMMDD" where "YYMMDD" follows the same format.
    2. The Registry Operator may optionally specify to split the document using the Unix SPLIT command (or equivalent) to produce files no less than 1GB each (except the final file). If files are split, an MD5 file (produced with MD5SUM or equivalent) must be included with the resulting files to isolate errors in case of transfer fault. The Registry Operator may optionally specify to compress the document using the Unix GZIP command (or equivalent) to reduce the file size.
    3. The file(s) will then be encrypted and signed using PGP, version 6.5.1 or above, with a key of DH/DSS type and 2048/1024-byte length. (Note that PGP compresses the escrow file in addition to encrypting it.) The Data Recipient's public key will be used for the encryption and the Registry Operator's private key will be used for the signature. Public keys will be exchanged between the Registry Operator and the Designated Recipient by e-mail, physical delivery of floppy diskettes, or other agreed means.
  2. Transmission of Full Data Sets. Once prepared, full data sets will be provided either by the procedures for incremental data sets described in item A (3) below or, at the option of either the Registry Operator or the Designated Recipient, by writing the full data set to compact disc (or other media mutually agreed by Registry Operator and the Designated Recipient) and sending it to the Designated Recipient by expedited delivery service (such as FedEx or DHL). If sent by expedited delivery service, the full data set will be scheduled for arrival no later than the second calendar day following the day to which the full backup relates and the Registry Operator will bill the Designated Recipient for the price of the hardcopy and delivery fees on a monthly basis.
  3. Transmission of Incremental Data Sets. To permit the transmission of incremental data sets, Sponsor shall ensure Registry Operator makes them available for download by the Designated Recipient by Internet File Transfer Protocol. Incremental data sets will be made available for download no later than 2000 UTC on the day to which they relate.

B. Content

The XML format is designed to represent both complete and incremental Sponsor data sets.

The following core data is reproduced in the escrow file:





C. Format

The schema (XSD) for the XML formatted escrow files, agreed between the registry operator and ICANN, will be made available to designated parties upon request.