ICANN and [Registrar] have entered into a Registrar Accreditation Agreement ("RAA"), of which this .ASIA Appendix ("Appendix") is a part. Pursuant to and subject to the RAA, Registrar and ICANN hereby agree as follows:
3. Need for Agreement with Registry. Registrar’s obligation under RAA Subsection 3.1 to operate as a registrar for the .ASIA TLD is conditioned upon the .ASIA Registry selecting Registrar as one authorized to act as a .ASIA registrar, and upon Registrar and the .ASIA Registry having an Authorizing Agreement in effect.
4. Sponsored TLD Delegated Authority. Registrar acknowledges that the .ASIA TLD is a sponsored TLD, over which the .ASIA Registry has been delegated policy-formulation authority under its Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement with ICANN. The scope of delegation is currently stated in Appendix S to the .ASIA agreement, available on the ICANN website, and includes topics that will affect the manner in which Registrar conducts its business of registering domain names in the .ASIA TLD. Registrar agrees to comply with the requirements established by the .ASIA Registry within its delegated scope of policy-formulation authority.
5. Deviations from Obligations of this Agreement Due to Delegation. The .ASIA Registry may develop and implement a policy within the scope of its authority granted by its Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement with ICANN that requires Registrar to deviate from one or more obligations of this RAA. In that event, the .ASIA Registry will notify ICANN in writing of the policy and the manner in which the .ASIA Registry believes that Registrar’s obligation(s) under this RAA should be modified. Within thirty days after this notification, ICANN will either:
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this .ASIA Appendix to be executed by their duly authorized representatives.