ICANN is posting today for public comment the proposed final New gTLD Registry Agreement that will be entered into between ICANN and successful new gTLD applicants.
The proposed final draft of the New gTLD Registry Agreement has been posted for community review and comments. Similar to the proposed 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) that was posted for public comment on 22 April 2013, the ICANN community is now able to review and comment on this final draft before it is approved and adopted.
The proposed agreement is the result of several months of negotiations, formal community feedback, and meetings with various stakeholders and communities. Based on the community feedback during the ICANN 46 meeting in Beijing, ICANN and the Registry Agreement Negotiating Team brought the proposed terms into a final draft form, ready for community review and comment.
ICANN is seeking public comment on a revised draft of the New gTLD Registry Agreement that will serve as the contractual document between successful New gTLD Applicants and ICANN, and will govern the rights and obligations of new gTLD registry operators. ICANN has made certain updates and changes to the New gTLD Registry Agreement in response to community feedback on the version of the New gTLD Registry Agreement posted for public comment on 5 February 2013 and discussions of the New gTLD Registry Agreement at the ICANN 46 meeting in Beijing, China 7-11 April 2013.