PDP Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group

Last Updated: 25 February 2016


The Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) is the contract that governs the relationship between ICANN and its accredited registrars (a directory of accredited registrars can be found at http://www.internic.net/regist.html). Its provisions also may have impacts on registrants and other third parties involved in the domain name system. In June 2013, the ICANN Board approved a new 2013 RAA (the provisions of which can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/approved-with-specs-27jun13-en.pdf). Registrars wishing to sell domain names in the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program recently launched by ICANN, and accredited registrars currently operating under the 2009 RAA and who will be renewing their contracts with ICANN will have to sign up for the 2013 RAA.

In initiating negotiations for the 2013 RAA between ICANN and the Registrars Stakeholder Group in October 2011, the ICANN Board had also requested an Issue Report from the GNSO that, upon the conclusion of the RAA negotiations, would start a GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) to address remaining issues not dealt with in the RAA negotiations that would be suited to a PDP (the Board's Resolution can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-28oct11-en.htm#7). With the Board's approval of the 2013 RAA, the GNSO is now proceeding with the RAA Remaining Issues PDP (the Board's Resolution can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-27jun13-en.htm).


Workinggroup Status

Web Presence:

Responsible Staff Member:

  • Mary Wong

Preliminary Issue Report:

Submitted on: 12 December 2011

Final Issue Report:

Submitted on: 6 March 2012

Reports & Documents on the 2013 RAA Negotiations:

Posted on: 15 July 2013

Staff Paper on the Conclusion of the 2013 RAA Negotiations:

Submitted on: 16 September 2013

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the PDP:

Adopted on: 31 October 2013

Summary: Resolved … [see link for details]

Working Group Charter:

Adopted on: 31 October 2013

Working Group Initial Report:

Submitted on: 5 May 2015

Working Group Final Report:

Submitted on: 8 December 2015

GNSO Adoption of the Final Report:

Adopted on: 21 January 2016

Resolved: The GNSO Council adopts, and recommends that the ICANN Board of Directors adopt, all the PPSAI PDP Working Group's final recommendations in the Final Report.

Adopted on:

Summary: Resolved … [see link for details]

  • Link: TBD

Public Comment Prior to ICANN Board Consideration:

Submitted on: 5 February 2016

ICANN Board Resolution Text:

Adopted on:

Summary: Resolved … [see link for details]

  • Link: TBD

Implementation Details:

  • TBD

Additional Information:

  • None