.cw signed the Accountabilty Framework with ICANN

.cw and ICANN have signed an Accountability Framework with the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) manager for .CW (Curacao), Universiteit van de Nederlandse Antillen (UNA), on 13 March 2012. In the picture. cw manager, Leendert Pengel and ICANN´s CEO Rod Beckstrom.

.cw started registering domain names in February 2012 and the .an will be phased out in 2014.

The Accountability Framework program provides two mechanisms by which ccTLD managers can formalise 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.

Signed accountability framework and exchange of letters documents can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/cctlds/agreements.html. (Sources: ICANN).