The Registry Equivalent
Access Certification


Appendix E — The Registry Equivalent Access Certification

Public Interest Registry, in its capacity as the Registry Operator, and on behalf of all of its contractors makes the following certifications:

ISOC's specific goals and purposes include:

  1. All ICANN-accredited Registrars connect to the RRP Registry-Registrar Protocol (RRP) or EPP Registry-Registrar Protocol via the Internet by the same connection(s) and by utilizing the same maximum number of IP addresses and SSL certificate authentications.

  2. During the transition period from RRP to EPP Protocol and upon completion of OT&E EPP testing, the Registry Operator made the Registrar toolkit software and any updates to that toolkit available to all ICANN-Accredited Registrars at the same time.

  3. All ICANN-Accredited Registrars whether using either RRP or EPP have the same level of access to Registry customer support personnel via telephone, e-mail and the Registry website.

  4. All ICANN-Accredited Registrars have the same level of access to the PIR Registry resources to resolve Registry/Registrar or Registrar/Registrar disputes and technical and/or administrative customer service issues.

  5. All ICANN-accredited Registrars whether using RRP or EPP have the same level of access to Registry Data to reconcile their registration activities from registry Web and (ftp) servers.

  6. All ICANN-accredited Registrars regardless of RRP or EPP may perform basic automated registrar account management functions using the same Registrar toolkit made available to all Accredited Registrars by the Registry Operator.

  7. Both RRP and EPP Registry-Registrar Protocol do not include any algorithms or protocols that differentiate among ICANN-Accredited Registrars with respect to functionality, including database access, system priorities and overall performance.

  8. All Registry Operator officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants and contractors have been directed not to give preferential treatment to any individual ICANN-Accredited Registrar.

  9. The Registry Operator has not provided preferential pricing structures, promotions or other economic terms to any individual ICANN-Accredited Registrar which is not available to all ICANN-Accredited Registrars.

  10. Registry Operator has complied with the terms of the Registry Operator Code of Conduct and the Equal Access and Nondiscrimination Practice Plan.

  11. I, the undersigned, have taken reasonable steps to verify that the foregoing representations are true and correct.

This Certification is dated this the __ day of __________, _____.


By: ______________________________________________________

Name: ___________________________________________________

Title: _____________________________________________________

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