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New Registries and the Delegation of International Top Level Domains

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Author Dr. Jon Postel
Last updated 1996-08-22 (Latest revision 1996-06-12)
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This document describes a policy, procedure, and control structure for the allocation of additional top-level domains The Appendix A.1 of this document discusses the issues surrounding additional international top level domains (iTLDs) and registries. This document describes policies and procedures to o allow open competition in domain name registration in the iTLDs, o and provide the IANA with a legal and financial umbrella Note that while cooperation between competing iTLD registries is allowed, it is not required. This is specifically not assumed in this proposal, and is considered to be an operational aspect of a registry best determined, and coordinated, by contractual agreements between private interests.


Dr. Jon Postel

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