28 Feb '14, 2pm

ICANN to Registrars: We’re working on legal issues with 2013 RAA

But not fast enough for some registrars that fear losing their accreditation. ICANN Vice President of Domain Name Services Cyrus Namazi has sent a letter (pdf) to domain name registrars regarding their concerns over legal implications of the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). In a nutshell, the letter says ICANN is still exploring resolution to conflicts with local laws. In the meantime, some accredited registrars’ ability to sell new top level domain names — and soon .com domain names — is in limbo. The 2013 RAA includes new requirements on data that require domain name registrars to retain certain data for a length of time after a customer leaves them. Many registrars, particularly in the European Union, believe the rules violate their local laws . The RAA includes a provision for registrars to get a waiver to the retention policies in order to comply with loc...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/02/28/icann-to-registrars-...

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