Second Level Early Access Program (2nd level EAP) Functional Requirements
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- Second Level Early Access Program (2nd level EAP) Functional Requirements
The SLD-level Early Access Period feature has been developed to facilitate the release of reserved names. For example, thousands of names were held back for controlled interruption. It allows specific SLDs to come off the reserved list and follow an EAP schedule in the same manner that all names for a TLD follow an EAP pricing schedule at launch. SLD level EAP is provided as a means to transition domains off of the reserved list to general availability.
The mechanics of registering domains subject to SLD level EAP will be identical to those for registering domains in a TLD during a typical EAP phase. No changes to the EPP Charge extension behavior will be required.
Note – When an SLD starts its EAP period, its reserved status is revoked. Even after the SLD has completed its SLD level EAP, it will no longer be reserved.
The SRS will store and allow management of the following:
Other key SRS functional considerations include:
The check response can have a combination of the EAP and Price Category fee information. If a name is not standard price, AND it is also subject to the “Per Domain EAP period”, the values for each are listed separately; for each domain as part of the same response using the Charge extension. The Registrar’s final cost is the sum of the two.
SLD Level EAP does not affect the following registry operation: