General Information Regarding Designation of the Subsequent .net registry Operator
The following provides an overview of the current available information concerning the procedures and processes that has taken place regarding the designation of a subsequent .net Registry Operator. This page will be updated as the procedure for designating a subsequent .net registry operator is continued until 30 June 2005.
The current registry agreement between ICANN and VeriSign, Inc. was signed in May 2001, and will expire on 30 June 2005. The agreement provides (per Section 5.2.1) that ICANN, no later than 30 June 2004, will adopt an open and transparent procedure for designating a “successor” registry operator.
The work involving the development and administration of such procedure, including announcements of public comment periods in various steps, correspondence from interested parties, ICANN Board resolutions authorizing ICANN to perform certain tasks, and all other relevant information is listed below in date order.