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Tiered Access update: registration data accuracy, and updated statistics

In the lead-up to ICANN74, we’re back with another set of Tiered Access disclosure request and response statistics. You can jump to the numbers to see how the first few months of 2022 compared to previous years. Since the Registration Data Accuracy Scoping Team is focusing on the topic, we’d like to provide some insight […]

ICANN73 recap

ICANN73 took place last week and, as always, it was a productive conference. Panels covered an interesting range of topics: in-progress policy work, what it truly means for something to be in the global public interest and how ‘public interest’ can be assessed, what’s next for new gTLDs now that the Subsequent Procedures Working Group […]

ICANN’s SSAD Operational Design Assessment: our analysis

Last week, we shared updated statistics about data disclosure requests processed through our Tiered Access Compliance & Operations (TACO) platform. As promised in that post, we also want to connect that Tucows-specific data with the bigger picture. More specifically, we want to use our data to contextualize some of the figures ICANN provided in its […]

Tiered Access update: refreshed statistics and law enforcement processes

In May 2018, Tucows moved to redact all personal data from the default public Whois in order to comply with the GDPR1 and other data protection laws. Since then, the primary way for third parties to access domain name registration data that we hold is to place a request through our Tiered Access Compliance and Operations (TACO) […]

ICANN72 recap

Another ICANN conference has come and gone, and, while the timezone was more friendly for us North Americans, it was a bit sad to spend so much time with my ICANN colleagues yet still be so far away from them. ICANN72 saw several interesting sessions: working meetings open to public observation, Stakeholder Group check-ins, and, […]