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Requesting a Waiver of Data Retention Obligations (2013 RAA)

The 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) <http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/approved-with-specs-27jun13-en.htm> includes within its Data Retention Specification (DRS) a provision by which registrars may request a waiver from compliance with specific terms and conditions of the DRS. Registrars who wish to request a DRS waiver should complete and submit this form: Data Retention Waiver Request [DOC, 29 KB].

This document describes the process by which ICANN considers DRS waiver requests: Process for Handling Registrar Data Retention Waiver Requests.

Previously-Granted Registrar Data Waiver Requests

  1. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to OVH SAS
  2. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to NAMEWEB BVBA
  3. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to BLACKNIGHT INTERNET SOLUTIONS LTD.
  4. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to RegistryGate GmbH
  5. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to ingenit GmbH
  6. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to 1API GmbH
  7. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Mailclub SAS
  8. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to AZ.PL, Inc.
  9. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to http.net Internet GmbH
  10. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to InterNetwoX Ltd. & Co. KG
  11. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Key-Systems GmbH
  12. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Key-Systems LLC
  13. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Moniker Online Services LLC
  14. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Hostserver GmbH
  15. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to CPS-Datensysteme GmbH
  16. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to IP Twins SAS
  17. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to GANDI SAS
  18. Data Retention Waiver (France) - Online SAS
  19. Data Retention Waiver (Belgium) - Register NV dba Register.eu
  20. Data Retention Waiver (Germany) - CSL Computer Service Langenbach GmbH
  21. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Secura GmbH
  22. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to NordNet SA
  23. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to COREHUB S.R.L.
  24. DATA RETENTION WAIVER ASCIO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. DANMARK – FILIAL AF ASCIO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. USA
  25. DATA RETENTION WAIVER REALTIME REGISTER B.V
  26. Data Retention Waiver - Hosting Concepts B.V. d/b/a Openprovider
  27. Data Retention Waiver - TransIP B.V.
  28. Data Retention Waiver - Emerald Registrar Limited
  29. Data Retention Waiver - 101Domain GRS Limited
  30. Data Retention Waiver - ONE.COM A/S, Denmark
  31. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Binero AB
  32. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Nordreg AB
  33. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to DomainInfo AB
  34. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to LEDL.NET GmbH
  35. ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to World4You Internet Services GmbH
Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as""icann.org"" is not an IDN."