GNSO Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group
The GNSO's Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues (PPSAI) Working Group was chartered to develop policy recommendations for an accreditation program for privacy & proxy service providers. 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. As privacy & proxy services allow domain name registrants and beneficial owners to mask certain contact details in the global, publicly-accessible WHOIS gTLD data directory, clear policy guidelines balancing the various interests relating to access to such data are needed. The Working Group welcomes all community members to its session, to provide feedback on the issues being discussed by the Working Group.