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ICANN and the Registrar Negotiating Team commenced negotiation on amendments to the RAA in October 2011. Since the 7 March 2013 version was posted, ICANN and the Registrars (through the Registrar Negotiating Team) continued to reach agreement on the proposed text of the 2013 RAA, which was posted for community comment on April 22, 2013.   These include:

The Proposed Specifications and Addendums:

Section IV: Additional Information: 

A Report of the Public Comments submitted in response to the 7 March 2013 posting of the RAA is available here [PDF, 178 KB].

Documents related to the revisions of the WHOIS Bulk Access provisions (Section 3.3.6 of the RAA):

  • Letter to Kurt Pritz from Demand Media  6 May 2011
  • Letter to Kurt Prtiz from Network Solutions, 23 January 2010
  • Summary of Economic Analysis performed by Joshua Wright, Professor, George Mason University School of Law and Department of Economics

Documents related to the GNSO policy development process (PDP) to commence on the "remaining issues" left unresolved at the conclusion of the negotiations:




Archive of Documents Related to the Beijing Meeting: