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ICANN Webinars to Provide First RDRS Metrics Report Findings and Gather Feedback

9 January 2024

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) organization (org) will host two webinars this month to provide usage data on the recently launched Registration Data Request Service (RDRS), and answer any questions about the service. The RDRS handles requests for access to nonpublic registration data related to generic top-level domains (gTLDs).

The webinars will give an overview of the first Registration Data Request Service Usage Metrics report, which will be published ahead of the webinars. However, the majority of the time spent in the webinars will be dedicated to gathering feedback from users of the service (requestors and registrars) and to allow for questions and answers.

All ICANN-accredited registrars, ICANN community members, and anyone who is interested in the RDRS is encouraged to join. The webinars will be offered at two time slots and you only need to register for one. Both sessions will be presented in English. Click on one of the links below to register.

The webinar dates are:

Webinar #1: Wednesday, 24 January 2024 at 00:00 UTC for 60 minutes
Register for the session here.

Webinar #2: Thursday, 25 January 2024 at 15:00 UTC for 60 minutes
Register for the session here.

The RDRS standardizes the way requests for nonpublic data are made for both registrars and requestors through the use of a single platform. The service can make it easier for both registrars and requestors, including consumer protection advocates, cybersecurity investigators, government officials, intellectual property professionals, and law enforcement authorities, who have a legitimate interest in accessing nonpublic gTLD registration data. The RDRS can be accessed by requestors here. Registrars can access the service through the Naming Services portal.

The RDRS was implemented at the direction of the ICANN Board to gather relevant data that can help inform policy decisions related to a System for Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD). For more information, visit the RDRS webpage.


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 nonprofit public benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.