ICANN Formalizes Relationship with ccTLD Manager for Iceland

May 6, 2008 - MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: ICANN announced today that it has signed an exchangeof letters with the country code top level domain (ccTLD) manager for .is-Iceland,Internet á Íslandi hf. (ISNIC).

"ICANN has been working hard to strengthen and formalize our global cooperationwith ccTLD operators around the globe and hitting the milestone of 40 is somethingto celebrate," said Dr Paul Twomey, ICANN's President and CEO.

The Accountability Framework program provides two mechanisms by which ccTLDmanagers can formalise their relationship with ICANN.

The first is an Accountability Framework document that sets out the obligationsof a ccTLD manager and ICANN. It also covers dispute resolution and terminationand is designed for ccTLD managers requiring a formal document with ICANN.

The second mechanism is an exchange of letters between ICANN and the ccTLDmanager designed for those for whom a simple statement of commitment is moreappropriate.

Signed accountability framework and exchange of letters documents can be foundat https://www.icann.org/cctlds/agreements.html.

About ICANN:

ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's systemof unique identifiers like domain names (like .org, .museum and country codeslike .uk) and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols thathelp computers reach each other over the Internet. Careful management ofthese resources is vital to the Internet's operation, so ICANN's globalstakeholders meet regularly to develop policies that ensure the Internet'songoing security and stability. ICANN is an internationally organized, publicbenefit non-profit company. For more information please visit: www.icann.org.

Media Contacts:

Jason Keenan
Media Adviser, ICANN
Ph: +1 310 382 4004
E: jason.keenan@icann.org

International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
E: andrew.robertson@edelman.com

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