Step 3: Complete Business and Legal Documentation
During Step 3, you will complete the business and legal requirements to establish your account with PIR.
You can work on Step 2: Meet technical requirements and Step 3 simultaneously.
Registry Registrar Agreement (RRA)
The RRA is the contract between PIR and the registrar.
Download a PDF file of the RRA (revised April 3, 2007). In the RRA, please complete the required fields as follows:
- Page 1:
- Blank #1: Please leave "dated as of" blank as PIR will enter the date.
- Blank #2: Enter your company's legally registered name (as listed on your ICANN accreditation),
- Blank #3: Enter place and type of incorporation, and
- Blank #4: Enter the address of your principal place of business (as listed on your ICANN accreditation).
- Page 15, section 10.2: Enter addresses, phone and fax numbers where you would like legal notices to be sent to you.
- Page 17: Enter Registrar's Name and complete Registrar's signature block
Return the two signed original RRAs to the address below.
Registrar credit application
Download the Registrar Financial Information Form. Please complete all blanks on the form.
Also, please read PIR's Credit and Payment Policy document. (Registrars must have completed Step 1 prior to obtaining this document.) This document contains the complete financial details you will need, plus wire transfer instructions.
Please note that you must include the following information in the Originator to Beneficiary Information (OBI) section of your wire transfer to ensure funds are properly credited to your account:
"For ___________[Registrar Name] ____________[DDMMYYYY]
To open your account, you must provide one of the following two forms of payment security that PIR accepts: cash deposit or letter of credit.
- Cash deposit: A deposit account where cash has been deposited to maintain a positive balance against the amount owed to the registry. Exhibit A of PIR's Credit and Payment Policy document outlines the wire transfer requirements and banking information.
- Letter of credit: The irrevocable transferable stand-by letter of credit from an acceptable bank provides security for the registrars' satisfaction of their obligations under the agreement. Exhibit B outlines the requirements for the letter of credit. Exhibit C is the letter of credit format required by the registry's bank. If you need further assistance, please contact email address financial(at)pir(dot)org. PIR will notify the registrar's billing contact #1 by e-mail as to whether or not the format of the irrevocable letter of credit is acceptable. If you expect the total cost of your registrations to exceed the amount in the letter of credit, you are advised to submit with the irrevocable letter of credit a cash deposit for an amount at least equal to this anticipated excess.
Company formation documents
Submit a copy of your company formation documents to verify your legal identity when entering into an agreement with PIR.
Please provide PIR with a copy of the certificate of insurance per the requirements listed in the RRA, section 7.1. Per this section, the registrar is to obtain a Comprehensive General Liability Insurance Policy in the amount of at least 1 million dollars (US $1,000,000). The registrar shall maintain insurance meeting these requirements throughout the term of the agreement.
Checklist for Step 3
PIR expects the following documents to be returned:
- Two signed original Registry Registrar Agreements;
- One signed original Registrar Credit Application Form;
- Payment security - cash deposit or an irrevocable letter of credit from a bank;
- Copy of your company's formation documents; and
- Copy of your company's insurance certificate.
All accreditation forms (RRA, Confidentiality Agreements, financial forms, etc.) should be mailed to:
Public Interest Registry
ATTN: Contract Administrator
1775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 200
Reston, VA 20190