GNSO Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group
The GNSO's Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues (PPSAI) Working Group has just released its Initial Report for public comment. The WG was chartered to develop policy recommendations for an accreditation program for privacy & proxy service providers in relation to gTLD registration data in WHOIS. ICANN has already committed to creating such a program, and the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement contains a temporary specification that expires on 1 January 2017. Privacy & proxy services allow domain name registrants and beneficial owners to mask certain contact details in the global, publicly-accessible WHOIS system, clear policy guidelines balancing the various interests relating to access to such data are needed. The WG will present its findings and initial recommendations to the community for feedback at this meeting.
Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in the use and accreditation of privacy and proxy services, and WHOIS issues.