ICANN staff informed the Registrar Stakeholder Group at the meeting in Seoul, Korea, that 638 registrars have either signed the new RAA or are in the process of signing it.
While it may prove difficult to encourage all registrars to signup voluntarily ie. prior to contract expiry it’s encouraging to see that the bulk of domain registrations are now covered by the new contract.
What is unfortunate, however, is that the registrant rights and obligations document still has not been drafted. Work on this document has begun, but it could be several months before the final document is made public and incorporated into registrar agreements.