ICANN | Amendment No. 3 to the .NAME Registry Agreement
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Amendment No. 4 to the .NAME Registry Agreement
(25 March 2011)


ICANN and VeriSign Information Services, Inc. agree that that the following modifications are made to Appendices 6 and 11 of the 15 August 2007 .NAME Registry Agreement:

Appendix 6

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B. Additional Second-Level Reservations. In addition, and subject to the provisions of Appendix 9, the following names shall be reserved at the second level:

  • All single-character labels.
  • All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two-character label string shall be released to the extent that the Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager, or the ISO 3166 maintenance agency, whichever appropriate. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.
  • Any pure numbers or combinations of numbers and hyphens (e.g., 101.name, 534231.name, 523-12213.name)

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B. Additional Second-Level Reservations. In addition, and subject to the provisions of Appendix 9, the following names shall be reserved at the second level:

  • All single-character labels.
  • All two-character labels shall be initially reserved. The reservation of a two-character label string shall be released to the extent that the Registry Operator reaches agreement with the government and country-code manager, or the ISO 3166 maintenance agency, whichever appropriate. The Registry Operator may also propose release of these reservations based on its implementation of measures to avoid confusion with the corresponding country codes.

Appendix 11

I. Paragraph 1(f) is deleted in its entirety.

II. Paragraph 2(a):

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Definition of Personal Name. For the purposes of this Appendix, a "Personal Name" is a person's legal name, or a name by which the person is commonly known. A "name by which a person is commonly known" includes, without limitation, a pseudonym used by an author or painter, or a stage name used by a singer or actor

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Definition of Personal Name. For the purposes of this Appendix, a ‘Personal Name’ is a person’s legal name, a name by which the person is commonly known, a number by which a person is identified or any other personal identifiers. A “name by which a person is commonly known” includes, without limitation, a nickname, a pseudonym used by an author or painter, or a stage named used by a singer or actor. A “number by which a person is identified” includes, without limitation, a telephone number, a mobile phone number or any other number which individuals use to identify themselves. “Any other personal identifiers” includes, without limitation, a handle used by individuals when communicating via a mobile telephone, or a screen name used by individuals when communicating via instant message or any other identifiers which individuals use to identify themselves.” 

The parties have duly executed this Amendment as of the date first written below.

THE INTERNET CORPORATION FOR
ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS

By: _______________________________

Name: Kurt Pritz

Title: Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Relations

Date: _____________________________

VERISIGN INFORMATION SERVICES, INC.
 

By: _______________________________

Name: Patrick S. Kane

Title: Senior Vice President & General Manager

Date: _____________________________

 

 


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