Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report

8 October 2019

Open Date: 8 October 2019 Close Date: 25 November 2019
Originating Organization: ICANN Organization – Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives (MSSI)
Categories/Tags: Reviews/Improvement
Brief Overview:

In its Final Report, the Registration Directory Service Review Team assessed the extent to which prior Directory Service Review recommendations have been implemented and whether the implementation has resulted in the intended effect. The review team also assessed the effectiveness of the then current generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry directory service and whether its implementation meets the legitimate needs of law enforcement, promotes consumer trust, and safeguards registrant data. The report contains 22 recommendations, covering requests for more and better data collection, policy issues to be addressed by the community, a correction of the ICANN Bylaws, and suggested reforms relating to transparency and data collection within ICANN Contractual Compliance. The recommendations were adopted with full consensus from the Review Team.

Per the ICANN Bylaws, each final report of a review team shall be published for Public Comment in advance of the Board's consideration. The Public Comment process on the Final Report was started on 8 October 2019 and is expected to close on 25 November  2019. To review the Final Report and provide your feedback, click here.

Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-whois2-rt-final-report-2019-10-08-en