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C25. Describe each Registry Service (as defined in subsection 1.16 of the model .org Registry Agreement) that you propose to provide for a fee. For an example of a description of this type, see .

I. Domain Name Registration Services
RegisterOrg will provide an essential set of services in conjunction with the basic registration fee. These include receipt of data concerning registrations of domain names and nameservers from registrars; provision to registrars of status information relating to .org; dissemination of TLD zone files; operation of the .org zone servers; and dissemination of contact and other information concerning domain name and name server registrations in the TLD. These services are provided by the SRS, Whois, and DNS subsystems.

Shared Registry System
The SRS allows registrars to obtain information relating to the status of names within the .org TLD; to perform the registration of new domain names; to modify, delete, or renew existing registrations; and to initiate the transfer of a domain name from another registrar. The Registry will provide the SRS service from a primary location in New York as well as an alternate location in Asia. The SRS is described in detail in Section C17.2 of this proposal.

The Registry’s system will operate a global constellation of eight nameservers to provide domain name resolution services. Zone data for the .org TLD will automatically be distributed to satellite name server locations on a near-real-time basis. The zone generation and distribution process is described in detail in Sections C17.4 and C17.5.

The Registry will operate Whois servers through a primary location in New York as well as at its alternate site. The Whois servers provide a publicly available lookup service that allows any Internet user to obtain contact and other information concerning domain name and name server registrations within the .org TLD.

Registry Operations
In order to support these fundamental registry services, The Registry’s system will provide a robust registry operation, including the following elements:
· Data center operations: will house all registry operations within secure data centers at a robust physical plant. · Database development and maintenance: A highly available database constellation with hardware at both the primary and secondary locations will ensure the ability to continuously update registration data. Schema and related database packages needed to support the registry’s operation will be developed.
· System backups and secondary systems: In addition to providing unparalleled levels of system and data security, the Registry will encourage the adoption of new security measures for the entire Internet community, such as DNS security extensions.
· High Availability: the digital security system will provide highly redundant services, including operational facilities for core registry functions on two continents. Extensive backups and data escrow further guarantee the availability of registry information.
· System Security: All registry operations will be provided with the utmost attention to security taking into consideration industry-wide standards.
· Network Operations: The Registry’s system will maintain redundant connections to the Internet at its primary location, and will make use of advanced network management techniques throughout its infrastructure to provide high availability and performance.

II. Bulk Whois Access
In addition to the publicly available Whois information, the .org registry will provide bulk access to a limited subset of this information to individuals or organizations that agree to specific terms of use. These entities will be provided with unique username and password combinations to authorize their access to the data.

Bulk Whois data will be made available via either FTP or HTTP. The distribution servers will be operated at the primary location in New York.

III. Zone File Access
In a similar manner to bulk Whois data, .org zone data in its entirety will be made available to those individuals or organizations that agree to specific terms of use. Access to this zone data will also be controlled by the use of usernames and passwords. Distribution of the data will be made via FTP or HTTP servers located at the primary site in New York.


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