.org Reassignment: Applicant Comments on Preliminary Evaluation Report on .org Proposals
(Received through 29 August 2002)

In April 2002, ICANN launched an open and transparent bid solicitation and evaluation process to select an entity to become operator of the .org registry when VeriSign's registry agreement for .org expires on 31 December 2002. Eleven strong proposals were received in response to the Request for Proposals issued by ICANN on 20 May 2002. On 19 August 2002, ICANN posted a preliminary staff report, accompanied by written reports received from the groups involved in the evaluation. Comments by the applicants and the public were invited on these materials, with the reports to be finalized based on the comments received through 29 August 2002.

Public comments on the preliminary evaluation reports appear on ICANN's online public comment forum. The applicants' comments are linked below:

The DotOrg Foundation

The Global Name Registry, Limited

Internet Multicasting Service, Inc. and Internet Software Consortium, Inc.

The Internet Society (ISOC)

NeuStar, Inc.

The .Org Foundation

Organic Names Ltd.

Register ORGanization, Inc.

SWITCH Swiss Academic and Research Network

Union of International Associations

Unity Registry

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