ISSUE:  C.3

Define circumstances under which registrar is required to cancel registration for false Whois data

 

Priority:

RAA Final Report (High Priority Item)

 

Issue/Request

RAA -DT:
1) Require registrars to terminate registrations of registrants who violate RAA provisions relating to disclosure of accurate contact information in appropriate circumstances.
2) Clarify the existing registrar obligation to take reasonable steps to verify or correct Whois data in response to reported inaccuracies.  At a minimum, "reasonable steps" to investigate a reported inaccuracy should include promptly transmitting to the registrant the "inquiries" concerning the accuracy of the data that are suggested by RAA Subsection 3.7.7.2. The inquiries should be conducted by any commercially practicable means available to the registrar: by telephone, e-mail, or postal mail.  A registrar should also report to ICANN what action, if any, was taken in response to the reported inaccuracy.  If the registrant has materially breached the registration agreement (by either failing to respond to registrar's inquiries or by willfully providing inaccurate information), then the registrar should either suspend or delete the domain registration.
3) Adopt a Registrar Code of Conduct (RAA 3.7.1) that incorporates provisions to achieve similar results.
4) WDPRS
• Require registrars to cancel a registration if inaccurate or unreliable WHOIS information is not corrected

Source: 
RAA-DT Final Report
 

Notes

Additional information regarding requests:  N/A

Source: 

Discussion Points

Description

Date Discussed

 

Discussion regarding validation steps and timing of validation.

Review of Registrar proposed validation steps.

Registrar concerns regarding automated entries in the WDPRS.

17 Jan 2012
17 Jan 2012
17 Jan 2012
 

Proposed Text

* *Open

 

Status/Outcome

Under Discussion

 

Explanation

Open

 

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