Verisign Registry Onboarding Guide

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Key ICANN Process Documents

ICANN has developed several process documents to address items that a Registry Operator may encounter throughout the time they operate a TLD. Below is a list of the processes with which Registry Operators should be familiar.

Process What URL
Expedited Registry Security Request Process The Expedited Registry Security Request (ERSR) provides a process for gTLD registries who inform ICANN of a present or imminent security incident to their TLD and/or the DNS to request a contractual waiver for actions it might take or has taken to mitigate or eliminate an Incident. http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/ersr
RRA Amendment Procedure The RRA amendment Procedure provides a process for consideration by ICANN of proposed amendments to gTLD RRAs where the registry is required to obtain ICANN approval of such amendments. http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/rra-amendment-procedure-25aug11-en
gTLD Registry Continuity The goals of ICANN’s gTLD Registry Continuity framework are to protect existing registrants and to ensure confidence in the DNS. http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/continuity
Registry Service Evaluation Process The RSEP must be used by Registry Operators prior to launching new services that are deemed Registry Services.

Note: This is also an ICANN Consensus Policy.
http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registries/rsep