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Revised VeriSign Registry Agreements
(16 April 2001)


Note: The agreements on this page differ from those that were ultimately adopted and signed. Indices to the final agreements appear here:

.com Registry Agreement

.net Registry Agreement

.org Registry Agreement


On 2 April 2001 the ICANN Board of Directors approved revisions to the existing registry agreement with VeriSign, Inc., under which the .com, .net, and .org top-level domains are operated. The Board's approval was based on extensive discussions within the ICANN community (see the VeriSign revisions information page for background) and on improvements and clarifications offered by VeriSign in an exchange of letters between its CEO, Stratton Sclavos, and ICANN's CEO, Stuart Lynn.

The necessary updating of the agreement documents was completed and, on 16 April 2001, they were delivered to the US Commerce Department, which must ratify them. The submission to the Commerce Department consisted of the following materials:

Cover letter from Stuart Lynn to Commerce Department

ICANN-VeriSign Restructured Relationship Agreement

Description

.com

.net

.org
Registry Agreement

Registry Agreement

Registry Agreement

Registry Agreement
Format and Technical Requirements for Requests to Change TLD Nameservers

Appendix A

Appendix A

Appendix A
Format and Technical Requirements for Requests to Change TLD Contact Information

Appendix B

Appendix B

Appendix B
Functional Specifications

Appendix C

Appendix C

Appendix C
Performance Specifications

Appendix D

Appendix D

Appendix D
Service-Level Agreement

Appendix E

Appendix E

Appendix E
Registry-Registrar Agreement

Appendix F

Appendix F

Appendix F
Fees for Registry Services

Appendix G

Appendix G

Appendix G
Equivalent Access Certification

Appendix H

Appendix H

Appendix H
Registry Code of Conduct

Appendix I

Appendix I

Appendix I
Start-Up Plan

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Names Reserved from Registration

Appendix K

Appendix K

Appendix K
Registration Restrictions

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Enforcement of Registration Restrictions

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TLD Zone-File Access Agreement

Appendix N

Appendix N

Appendix N
Whois Specification—Public Whois

Appendix O

Appendix O

Appendix O
Whois Data Specification—Whois Provider

Appendix P

Appendix P

Appendix P
Whois Data Specification—ICANN

Appendix Q

Appendix Q

Appendix Q
Data Escrow Specification

Appendix R

Appendix R

Appendix R
Data Escrow Agreement

Appendix S

Appendix S

Appendix S
Monthly Registry Reports

Appendix T

Appendix T

Appendix T
Proof-of-Concept Reports

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Initial Consensus Policies

Appendix V

Appendix V

Appendix V
Additional Covenants

Appendix W

Appendix W

Appendix W
Registry Operator's Domain Names

Appendix X

Appendix X

Appendix X
Sanctions Program

Appendix Y

Appendix Y

Appendix Y


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