16 October 2013
On 7 October 2013, the New gTLD Program Committee of the ICANN Board adopted a Resolution for Addressing the Consequences of Name Collisions. The decision cleared the way for new gTLDs to move forward to Delegation, while addressing concerns about Name Collision raised by the community.
In order to comply with the NGPC's Resolution, ICANN must make a "Required Change" to the Registry Agreement for new gTLDs. Effective immediately, Specification 6, which addresses Registry Interoperability and Continuity, has been replaced in its entirety.
Read the Documentation:
- Updated Registry Agreement [PDF, 651 KB], (includes replacement Specification 6)
- Blacklined Registry Agreement [PDF, 394 KB], (shows modifications made to original Specification 6)
Registries that have signed the Registry Agreement and Supplement have been notified directly via email, pursuant to Section 1 of the RA Supplement. Registries need not take any action – the Required Change will incorporate seamlessly into the RA without any further required action by the Registry Operator or ICANN. Please contact email@example.com with questions.
The modification to the RA is not expected to place any substantial new burden on Registries, and the NGPC Resolution is an important step to protecting stability of the Internet, and gaining public trust, during the gTLD expansion.
Learn more about the NGPC's New gTLD Collision Occurrence Management Plan [PDF, 840 KB] »