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Updates from ICANN64 – Kobe, Japan

A small delegation from Tucows attended ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan, and we want to share a few quick highlights about the progress made in some key areas. RDAP working group RDAP, everyone’s favorite new registration data access protocol, is now in the implementation phase. This means that registrars and registries must implement RDAP according to […]

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ICANN updates: EPDP Phase 1 final report

ICANN’s Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) team has issued their Phase 1 Final Report, marking the end of this stage of the project. The recommendations from this Report will become mandatory as of February 29, 2020, but contracted parties (registrars and registries) are permitted to implement them sooner. We’re still determining what specific changes we’ll […]

ICANN 63 recap: “unified access” to registration data

This is the second post in our series on the ICANN 63 conference that was held in Barcelona in October 2018. Before diving in, we recommend taking a look at our recap of the EPDP team’s work leading up to and during the conference. You can watch this space for the final post in the […]

ICANN 63 recap: EPDP and Temp Spec updates

TL;DR: Much of the ICANN 63 conference focused on the GDPR’s effects on our industry. We’ve recapped the EPDP team’s work, focusing on the possible policy outcomes that could most significantly affect our resellers and registrants: should admin and tech contacts continue to be collected and published? Should domain providers be required to differentiate between […]