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Registration Abuse Policies Initial Report

Open: 12 February 2010
Closed: 28 March 2010

Explanation/Background:

The GNSO Registration Abuse Policies Working Group has published its Initial Report. The Report includes concrete recommendations to address domain name registration abuse in gTLDs for Community consideration and input. Included are recommendations related to:

  • Cybersquatting: recommending the initiation of a Policy Development Process to investigate the current state of the UDRP.
  • Whois access problems: seeking ways to ensure that WHOIS data is accessible in an appropriately reliable, enforceable, and consistent fashion; and requesting that the ICANN Compliance Department publish data about WHOIS accessibility.
  • Malicious use of domain names: recommending the creation of best practices to help registrars and registries address the illicit use of domain names.
  • Front-running: recommending possible enforcement actions by ICANN Compliance
  • Fake renewal notices
  • Domain kiting
  • Deceptive and/or offensive domain names
  • Uniformity of contracts: recommending the creation of an Issues Report to evaluate whether a minimum baseline of registration abuse provisions should be created for all in-scope ICANN agreements.
  • GNSO-wide practices for the collection and dissemination of best practices, and for uniformity of reporting.

The Registration Abuse Policies Working Group is requesting your input, especially on the proposed recommendations. For further details, please review the Registration Abuse Policies Initial Report:

Translations of the Executive Summary:

Staff member responsible: Marika Konings

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