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 http://www.icann.org/tlds/agreements/name/registry-agmt-appc-1-03jul01.htm.
As defined in the model .org Registry Agreement, Registry Services include:
This definition creates a certain amount of ambiguity in the designation of which services provided by the registry operator should properly fall under this section. Many of services which Unity Registry proposes to offer, other than simple registration of a domain, are offered as optional services, are not required for registration and could in principle be offered by others: the .org database, for example, is a simple listing of .org registrants and their details and could be assembled by a number of means.
However our intention is to provide ICANN with the fullest possible information about our proposal for the development and maintenance of the .org registry, so we are listing here all services which we plan to offer through Unity Registry, on the understanding that some of them may later be determined to be outside the scope of ICANNs intended definition of Registry Services. Before offering these services we will agree a maximum charge with ICANN.
We would anticipate that the final definition will be clarified during the discussions on the Registry Agreement.
SERVICES OFFERED FOR A FEE
The core registry services provided by Unity Registry for a fee will be provision and renewals of domain names in the TLD through ICANN accredited registrars and the provision of services relating to the org-branded directory (described in full in Section 38).
Domain name provision/renewal
ICANN-accredited registrars may, after entering into a Registry-Registrar Agreement, register domain names in the registry conforming to the following:
During the period that these names are provisioned with Unity Registry they will appear in the public WHOIS lookup services as well as the .org zone file as generated by Unity Registry for distribution.
Advanced use of the org-branded database
The org-branded database will extend the capabilities of the thick registry being proposed by Unity Registry to create a service allowing much greater detail about the nature and activities of registrants to be held and made available by those who wish such information to be made available.
The ability to query database will be freely provided - see Section C27
- for simple use. However a more advanced service will allow a much greater
level of customisation, both in terms of search capabilities and display
of results. An API will be provided for this service, and a micropayment
scheme will be put into place that charges per query. This level of service
will essentially allow a rebranded version of the .org directory to be
made available on a third-party website. But, more importantly, the API
will allow third parties to develop additional interactivity.