Assignments: Change of Control of Registry Operator or Material Subcontracting Arrangement
In the Registry Agreement, an assignment is defined as either a direct or indirect change of control of the Registry Operator ("Change of Control") or any subcontracting arrangement that relates to any Critical Function (as identified in Section 6 of Specification 10) for the TLD (a "Material Subcontracting Arrangement").
The approval process for each type of Assignment, either the Change of Control or the Material Subcontracting Arrangement will follow related but distinct paths. These paths may also vary depending on the specific set of circumstances surrounding whichever type of assignment is to occur. For a high-level overview of the various types of assignments, please see Assignments by Type chart below.
If a Registry Operator is unsure which category applies, we encourage early engagement with ICANN to assist with the determination of the appropriate assignment type.