System for Standardized Access/Disclosure Operational Design Phase
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For the latest updates on the SSAD ODP, please see the information ICANN org has published below. For related correspondence, please visit our Data Protection/Privacy correspondence page.
About the SSAD ODP
The System for Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD) is a new system proposed to centrally handle requests for non-public registration data, envisioned in Recommendations 1-18 of the Final Report of the GNSO Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Phase 2. Due to the resource investment and complexity that would likely be required to implement the SSAD-related policy recommendations in a timely and predictable manner, the ICANN Board has requested an Operational Design Phase (ODP) Assessment to inform its deliberations, including whether the recommendations are in the best interests of the ICANN community or ICANN.
The ODP, performed by ICANN org, will assess the potential risks, anticipated costs, resource requirements, timelines, dependencies, interaction with the Global Public Interest Framework that is currently being piloted, and other matters related to implementation of the SSAD-related recommendations (1-18). The Board has requested that this ODP be completed within six months from the date of the Board's request (25 March 2021), provided that there are no unforeseen legal or other matters that could affect the timeline. When the ODP is completed, ICANN org will deliver the Operational Design Assessment (ODA), the expected output of the ODP, to the ICANN Board and publish it on this page for transparency.
The ODP is a transparent process and ICANN community feedback plays an important role. To follow ICANN org's work on the ODP for SSAD, please see the Work Products section of this webpage. To review or provide ICANN community feedback on the ODP for SSAD, please see the Engage section of this webpage.
To review ICANN's Operational Design Phase Process Paper, or to learn more about the overall process, click here.
ICANN org will share its findings on the facts, figures, and assumptions for the SSAD ODP, as well as any other relevant work product here:
The SSAD ODP is an open and transparent process. All stakeholders are encouraged to share their feedback. Methods for sharing are provided in this section.
- Community Feedback - Feedback on the SSAD ODP can be submitted at any time by using the below button. All community input will be captured transparently here.