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Proposed Amendments to the Base gTLD RA and RAA to Add RDAP Contract Obligations

6 September 2022

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened a new Public Comment proceeding.

The ICANN organization seeks feedback on the proposed amendments to the base generic top-level domain Registry Agreement and 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement to specify operational requirements for providing Registration Data Directory Services (RDDS) via the Registration Data Access Protocol. The proposed amendments also detail the sunset of certain obligations for registries and registrars to provide RDDS via WHOIS.

For more information and to comment, please visit this webpage: https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/proposed-amendments-to-the-base-gtld-ra-and-raa-to-add-rdap-contract-obligations-06-09-2022.

Open for Submissions Date: 6 September 2022

Closed for Submissions Date: 24 October 2022


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