Explanation:Increased protection for those registering domain names is ICANN’s goal in this consultation on its Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) and the accreditation process for companies who register domains.
The RAA is the contract that governs the relationship between ICANN and its accredited registrars. The current version was put in place in May 2001. The same contract is in place between ICANN and each of the more than 900 accredited registrars.
The consultation is looking for ideas and input on amendments to the RAA and the registrar accreditation process in order to provide additional protection to registrants. Previous discussions in the ICANN community has already helped create a number of suggestions for discussion. Details of these proposals, as well as the consultation process, are available on ICANN’s website at http://www.icann.org/topics/raa/.
The amendments can be read in full at the links below: