gTLD RDAP Profile
The ICANN organization worked with a discussion group of generic top-level domain (gTLD) registries and registrars to create a gTLD RDAP profile. The profile, which follows the requirements of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data, aims to provide technical instructions to gTLD registries and registrars on how to implement an RDAP service in a consistent way.
The February-2019 version of the gTLD-RDAP profile (the current version) consists of two documents:
- RDAP Technical Implementation Guide that aims to provide technical instructions to gTLD registries and registrars on how to implement the RDAP service; and
- RDAP Response Profile that intends to map current policy requirements to the RDAP implementation with flexibility to incorporate future policy changes with minimal reengineering.
ICANN org recommends gTLD registries and registrars to implement this February-2019 version of the gTLD RDAP profile in their RDAP service.
Previously, in July 2016, ICANN org had published a gTLD RDAP profile that included service level and reporting requirements. Subsequently, the gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group requested that ICANN org not to use that profile and instead work together on a modified plan to implement RDAP, which resulted, among other things, in the February-2019 version. The July-2016 version is obsolete.