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Technical Study Group Publishes Charter

21 December 2018
By Ram Mohan


Since starting our work in December, the Technical Study Group on Access to Non-Public Registration Data has finalized its charter and set a course for delivering a draft specification for community input in time for the ICANN64 Public Meeting in March 2019. We invite the ICANN community to read the charter here [PDF, 47 KB].

As previously described, this group is made of 10 invited members with expertise in the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP), distributed authentication/authorization technologies, systems architecture, design-thinking, and other relevant topics. We are focused on exploring technical solutions for authenticating, authorizing, and providing access to non-public registration data for third parties with a legitimate interest, where ICANN would determine whether a third party’s query ought to be approved to proceed. The charter outlines assumptions and key questions the group plans to tackle as it works to produce a draft specification.

The group will resume its work in the new year and will hold its first face-to-face meeting from 14-15 January 2019 in Washington, D.C. We will continue to keep you posted as we make progress in our discussions. You can follow our mailing list here; recordings of meetings and other materials are available here.


Ram Mohan

Chair, Security and Stability Advisory Committee