Amendment No. 2 to the .PRO Registry Agreement

 

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and Registry Services Corporation agree, effective as of _______________________________ (“Amendment Effective Date”), that the following modification is made to the 22 April 2010 .PRO Registry Agreement (“Agreement”):

 

I.      The functional specifications for Appendix 7 shall be updated to include a miscellaneous part such as is identified below.

 

[Old Text]

These functional specifications for the Registry TLD consist of the following parts:

1.     Registry Operator Registrar Protocol;

2.     Supported initial and renewal registration periods;

3.     Grace period policy;

4.     Nameserver functional specifications;

5.     Patch, update, and upgrade policy; and

6.     Performance Specifications  

[New Text]

These functional specifications for the Registry TLD consist of the following parts:

1.     Registry Operator Registrar Protocol;

2.     Supported initial and renewal registration periods;

3.     Grace period policy;

4.     Nameserver functional specifications;

5.     Patch, update, and upgrade policy;

6.     Performance Specifications; and

7.     Miscellaneous  

II.     A new Section 7.3 is added to Appendix 7 to read as follows:

 

“7.3. Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition.

 

Bulk Transfer After Partial Portfolio Acquisition (BTAPPA) is a registry service available to consenting registrars in the circumstance where one ICANN-accredited registrar purchases, by means of a stock or asset purchase, merger or similar transaction, a portion but not all, of another ICANN-accredited registrar's domain name portfolio in the .PRO top-level domain.

 

At least fifteen days before completing a BTAPPA, the losing registrar must provide to all domain name registrants for names involved in the bulk transfer, written notice of the bulk change of sponsorship. The notice must include an explanation of how the Whois record will change after the bulk transfer occurs, and customer support and technical contact information of the gaining registrar.

 

If a domain is transferred under the BTAPPA service during any applicable grace period as described in Section 3 above, there is no credit. The expiration dates of transferred registrations are not affected.

 

Domain names in the following statuses at the time of the Transfer Request will not be transferred in a BTAPPA: "pending transfer", "redemption grace period (RGP)", or "pending delete". Domain names that are within the auto-renew grace window are subject to bulk transfer, but Registry Operator may decline to provide a credit for those names deleted after the bulk transfer, but prior to the expiration of the auto-renew grace window.

 

Registry Operator has discretion to reject a BTAPPA request if there is reasonable evidence that a transfer under BTAPPA is being requested in order to avoid fees otherwise due to Registry Operator or ICANN, or if a registrar with common ownership or management or both has already requested BTAPPA service within the preceding six-month period.

 

In the event that one or more ICANN-accredited Registrars participate in the BTAPPA service, each such Registrar shall be required to agree to the pricing, terms and conditions set forth in Appendix 7, Exhibit B.”

 

III.   The parties agree that, except as set forth herein, the current terms of the Registry Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  Any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the meaning provided to them in the Agreement. 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties to this Amendment by their duly authorized representatives have executed this Amendment as of the date associated with that party’s signature.

 

INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS


                                                                                                           

 

By:          _____________________________________                                 

 

Name:    ___________________________________

 

Title:      ___________________________________

 

 

REGISTRY SERVICES CORPORATION

 

By:          ___________________________________

 

Name:    ___________________________________

 

Title:      ___________________________________