PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW?

The Registration Directory Service Review, formerly known as "WHOIS" (RDS-WHOIS2) is mandated by ICANN Bylaws Section 4.6(e) to assess the effectiveness of the then current gTLD registry directory service and whether its implementation meets the legitimate needs of law enforcement, promoting consumer trust and safeguarding registrant data.

WHERE ARE WE IN THE PROCESS?                

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE:

Become a RDS-WHOIS2 Review Team Observer

• Observe RDS-WHOIS2 meetings live, click here

• Observe past RDS-WHOIS2 meetings, click here

• Share your input with the RDS-WHOIS2: via their public email list input-to-rds-whois2-rt@icann.org. All emails sent to input-to-rds-whois2-rt@icann.org are archived and may be viewed here.

• Subscribe to the RDS-WHOIS2 mailing list as an observer: send a request to mssi-secretariat@icann.org


KEY NEWS AND UPDATES:

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team: fourth Face-to-Face Meeting

The review team met face-to-face on 10-12 December 2018 in Brussels. Review team members considered the results of public comments received, determined any corresponding changes in their draft report, and progressed on finalizing the recommendations which will be submitted to the ICANN Board. More details here.