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Registration Directory Service Review(RDS Review)
A periodic review required by the ICANN Bylaws to assess the effectiveness of the generic top-level domain Registration Directory Services. The RDS Review is designed to assess whether the implementation of the Registration Directory Services meets the legitimate needs of law enforcement, promotes consumer trust, and safeguards registrant data.
Section 4.6 in the ICANN Bylaws provides details about performing an RDS Review. Reports from current and past RDS Reviews are available on the ICANN website.
Note: This review was formerly known as the WHOIS Review.Also Known AsRDS-WHOIS Review