Amendment No. 1 to the xn--i1b6b1a6a2e Registry Agreement

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and Public Interest Registry agree, effective as of ______________________________________ (“Amendment Effective Date”), that the following modification is made to the 14 November 2013 xn--i1b6b1a6a2e Registry Agreement:

      I.         EXHIBIT A - Approved Services

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3.   Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)

Registry Operator may offer registration of IDNs at the second and lower levels provided that Registry Operator complies with the following requirements:

3.1.   Registry Operator must offer Registrars support for handling IDN registrations in EPP.

3.2.   Registry Operator must handle variant IDNs as follows:

3.2.1.   By default variant IDNs (as defined in the Registry Operator’s IDN tables and IDN Registration Rules) must be blocked from registration.

3.2.2.   Variant IDNs may be activated when requested by the sponsoring Registrar of the canonical name as described in the IDN Tables and IDN Registration Rules.

3.2.3.   Active variant IDNs must be provisioned in the TLD’s DNS zone file as zone cuts using the same NS resource records as the canonical name.


3.3.   Registry Operator may offer registration of IDNs in the following languages / scripts (IDN Tables and IDN Registration Rules will be published by the Registry Operator as specified in the ICANN IDN Implementation Guidelines):

3.3.1    Hindi language

The parties have duly executed this Amendment as of the Amendment Effective Date first written above.



By:       _____________________________
            Akram Atallah
            President, Global Domains Division



By:       _____________________________
            David W. Maher

Senior Vice President ­ Law & Policy