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  • Subject: [ga] .Museum RAA
  • From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 11:26:19 -0700 (PDT)

I made an error in assumption. I assumed that most people get this and that it 
is posted to lists. Wrong. So here is the ICANN alert:


News Alert



Updated Proposed .MUSEUM sTLD Registry Agreement Posted for Public

31 August 2007

An updated version of the proposed .MUSEUM sponsorship agreement is
 posted today for public comment. The amendment from the previous draft
 agreement is a result of significant collaboration between the registry
 sponsor and community members. The updated agreement is posted today with
 the intention of submitting it to the ICANN Board for approval after
 the 30-day comment period.


The proposed .MUSEUM sTLD registry agreement and appendices were
 originally posted for public comment on 2 March 2007
 (<http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-02mar07.htm>). After
 consultation with the community an amendment was made to Appendix S of
 the agreement that describes some of the duties and rights of the
 registry sponsor, MuseDoma. (Amended Proposed .MUSEUM Appendices
  [PDF, 141K])

During the public comment period that was open through 23 March 2007,
 concern was expressed about proposed language in Part VII of Appendix S,
 that allowed for up to 5,000 domain names to be directly managed by
 MuseDoma. This language was created by MuseDoma recognizing that the
 "wildcard" capability that was allowed in the original agreement was
 eliminated from this renewal agreement. (For more on "wildcards" see,

On 27 March 2007, at ICANN's public meeting in Lisbon, MuseDoma and the
 ICANN Registrar Constituency held a public exchange on the purpose of
 the proposed language and on various forms that language might take.
 MuseDoma agreed to propose language in response to the public exchange.
 There have been additional telephonic conferences among some interested
 parties since that time.


Original Language

Sponsor may register up to 5,000 domain names directly with the
 Registry Operator and keep these names under direct management until the
 conclusion of its designation by ICANN as the Sponsor for the Sponsored TLD.

Proposed Language

Recognizing that: i) the charter of the .MUSEUM top-level domain is
 sufficiently restrictive so that it has appeal to a small, identifiable
 and limited community, and that said restrictions have created conditions
 that substantially limit market demand and as a result, registrar
 uptake; ii) MuseDoma is a not-for-profit entity as is the community it is
 required to serve by the definition of its charter; and iii) MuseDoma
 makes available to its community members under certain conditions, at no
 cost, third-level domain names. Therefore, MuseDoma is permitted to
 maintain up to 4,000 domain names directly with the Registry Operator and
 keep these names under direct management for purposes stated in iii) of
 this Section until the conclusion of its designation by ICANN as the
 Sponsor for the Sponsored TLD.

No other changes have been made to the version of the agreement posted
 on 2 March 2007. As previously reported, the proposed agreement is for
 a ten-year term, and provides for:

* the elimination of the wildcard;
* ICANN fees based on the total number of registrations;
* continuation of the existing requirements for:

 * compliance with consensus and temporary policies except to the
 extent policy development has been delegated to the sponsoring organization;
 * comprehensive registry data escrow; and,
 * approval of new registry services and modifications to existing
 registry services.

Comments on the updated proposed agreement can be posted to
 museum-renewal-2007@xxxxxxxxx no later than 5:00PM PST, 30 September
 2007 and viewed at <http://forum.icann.org/lists/museum-renewal-2007>.


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