Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Expedited Policy Development Process Team

Last Updated: 21 May 2020
31 July 2018


On 17 May 2018, the ICANN Board of Directors (ICANN Board) adopted the Temporary Specification for generic top-level domain (gTLD) Registration Data ("Temporary Specification") pursuant to the procedures for the establishment of temporary policies in ICANN's agreements with Registry Operators and Registrars ("Contracts"). The Temporary Specification provides modifications to existing requirements in the Registrar Accreditation and Registry Agreements to help bring them into compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). Per the procedure for Temporary Policies as outlined in the Contracts, following adoption of the temporary specification, the Board "shall immediately implement the Consensus Policy development process set forth in ICANN's Bylaws". Per the requirements of the procedure for Temporary Policies, this Consensus Policy development process on the temporary specification would need to be carried out within a one-year period as the Temporary Specification can only remain in force for up to 1 year, from the effective date of 25 May 2018.

At its meeting on 19 July 2018, the GNSO Council initiated an Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data and adopted this charter for the EPDP Team to deliberate the issues outlined below.


Working Group Status

Web Presence:

Responsible Staff Member:

  • Marika Konings
  • Caitlin Tubergen
  • Berry Cobb

Working Group Members & Leadership and GNSO Liaison

For the latest information and status on this project:

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the EPDP:

Adopted on: 19 July 2018

Summary: "The GNSO Council hereby approves the EPDP Initiation Request and as such initiates the EPDP."

Working Group Charter:

Adopted on: 19 July 2018

Working Group Initial Report:

Submitted on 21 November 2018

Working Group Final Report:

Submitted on: 20 February 2019

GNSO Adoption of the Final Report:

Adopted on: 04 March 2019

Summary: "Resolved The GNSO Council recommends to the ICANN Board of Directors the adoption of EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data policy recommendations as detailed in section 5 of the Final Report…..…"

Public Comment Prior to ICANN Board Consideration:

Submitted on: 04 March 2019

ICANN Board Resolution Text:

Adopted on: 15 May 2019

Summary: "Resolved (2019.05.15.02), the Board adopts the GNSO Council Policy Recommendations for a new Consensus Policy on gTLD Registration Data as set forth in section 5 of the Final Report in accordance with Sections A and B of the attached scorecard titled "Scorecard: EPDP Phase 1 Recommendations…..…"

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