Registrar responsibility for cancellation under appropriate circumstances of registrations made by other privacy/proxy services for noncompliance



RAA Final Report (High Priority Item)



If proxy/privacy registrations are allowed, registrars are to accept proxy/privacy registrations only from ICANN accredited Proxy Registration Services. ICANN to implement accreditation system for Proxy Services using the same stringent checks and assurances as provided in these points, to ensure that all proxy services used are traceable and can supply correct details of registrant to relevant authorities.

1) ICANN to accredit all proxy or privacy registration services, and registrars prohibited from accepting registrations from unaccredited services
2) Make registrars responsible for compliance with all RAA obligations by providers of proxy or private registration services that are made available in connection with the registrar’s registration process.
3) Amend the language in RAA Section as follows:  “A Registered Name Holder licensing use of a Registered Name accepts liability for harm caused by wrongful use of the Registered Name, unless it promptly (i.e. within five business days) discloses the current contact information provided by the licensee and the identity of the licensee to a party providing the Registered Name Holder reasonable evidence of actionable harm.”

LEA Original submission

RAA-DT Final Report


Additional information regarding requests:
Draft Registrar Code of Conduct:
In the event ICANN establishes an accreditation program for proxy or privacy registration services, Registrar will accept proxy/privacy domain name registrations ONLY from ICANN accredited Proxy Registration Services.   Registrar shall cooperate with ICANN to establish an ICANN accreditation program for proxy or privacy registrations.  

LE Code of Conduct

Discussion Points


Date Discussed


Discussion of proposal for an accreditation program for privacy/proxy providers.

Discussion of how accreditation program would be established and concern that it needs to be commercially reasonable.

17 Jan 2012

27 Jan 2012

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