28 Jan '14, 1am

ICANN makes progress on data retention waivers for domain name registrars

ICANN posts its first preliminary determination on a data retention waiver. ICANN published today the first preliminary determination on a registrar’s request to change the data retention requirements in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). The 2013 RAA requires registrars to keep certain information about their customers even after the customer takes its business elsewhere or lets a domain name expire. Some registrars balked at this requirement, arguing it would violate their countries’ data retention laws. ICANN decided to allow registrars to petition to change the data retention requirements if they believed they violated local law. The preliminary determination published today is in response to one such request by French domain name registrar OVH SAS. OVH submitted a determination by a French law firm that the contract terms would violate law, and requeste...

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