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Updates to Auction Rules and Bidder Agreements

Today, ICANN is announcing the publication of the Public Comment Summary and Analysis Report [PDF, 176 KB] for New gTLD Auctions along with the latest versions of both the Auction Rules and the Bidder Agreement.

We would like to thank everyone who provided feedback during the public comment window, which opened on 17 December and closed on 4 February. ICANN has reviewed these comments and, based on the community's feedback, has implemented several updates to each of these two documents. The documents are now ready for the implementation of the Auction program as the Method of Last Resort to Resolve String Contention.

View the Public comment page:

Links to the newly revised documents, including ancillary documentation outlining the differences between these and previous versions are below:

New gTLD Auction Rules v.2014.02.26 [PDF, 323 KB]

New gTLD Auction Rules (redline 2013.12.12 to 2014.02.26) [PDF, 333 KB]

New gTLD Auctions Bidder Agreement v.2014.02.26 [PDF, 170 KB]

New gTLD Auctions Bidder Agreement (redline 2013.12.12 to 2014.02.26) [PDF, 176 KB]