ICANN’s Durban Meeting begins with Signing of New Registrar and Registry Agreements

DURBAN, South Africa, July 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The first group of Internet Registries and Registrars has signed new agreements with ICANN (http://www.icann.org), bringing new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) into the home stretch of going live online. “This is a huge accomplishment,” said Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO. “We can see the last mile before the first new TLD is activated in the Internet’s root.” Chehadé made the comments during a ceremonial signing at the opening session of ICANN’s 47th Public Meeting in Durban, South Africa. Three companies signed the Registry Agreement (RA) while five others signed the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), including Registrars from Senegal, Australia, France and the U.S. Registries operate Top-Level Dom