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Additional New gTLD Data Escrow Provider Announced

10 December 2019

LOS ANGELES – 10 December 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that Joint Stock Company "Internet Exchange "MSK-IX" has been approved to provide data escrow services to generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry operators.

All gTLD registry operators are required to regularly deposit a backup copy of their top-level domain (TLD) registration data through one of the ICANN-approved data escrow service providers. The data held in escrow may be released to the ICANN organization (ICANN org) under certain circumstances in order to preserve the stability of the TLD in case of an emergency.

A list of the ICANN-approved gTLD registry data escrow providers is available here.


ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.