PARIS, France: The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is another step closer to formalized relationships with all Latin American ccTLDs with the signing of its ninth accountability framework in the region, this one with the the country code top level domain (ccTLD) manager for .cr, delegated to the National Academy of Sciences of Costa Rica in 1990.
The signing took place at the 32nd International ICANN meeting being held in Paris, and was done by ICANN President and CEO Dr Paul Twomey and Dr. Guy de Téramond Peralta, Internet pioneer in Latin America and administrative contact for .cr. Dr. Gabriel Macaya Trejos, President of the National Academy of Sciences, Costa Rica, had already signed the agreement.
The Accountability Framework program provides two mechanisms by which ccTLD managers can formalize their relationship with ICANN. The first is an Accountability Framework document that sets out the obligations of a ccTLD manager and ICANN. It also covers dispute resolution and termination and is designed for ccTLD managers requiring a formal document with ICANN.
The second mechanism is an exchange of letters between ICANN and the ccTLD manager designed for those for whom a simple statement of commitment is more appropriate.
The Costa Rica accountability framework is the 41st signed by ICANN.
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