In addition to the criteria that ICANN has announced it will use, ICANN should also look at the specific nature of .ORG, as a trusted registry for the non-profit sector and as a contributor to important Internet stakeholders. ICANN should examine whether the proposed change of control respects the criteria that were used in 2002 to evaluate PIR’s application to operate the .ORG registry. The policy according to which the .ORG registry was assigned to PIR has never been modified. If ICANN wishes to move away from these criteria, new evaluation criteria should be developed by the community in a new policy development process (PDP).
What should the criteria be for approval of the proposed change of control?admin