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EPDP Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Phase 2

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Phase 1 of the EPDP concluded in May 2019, when the ICANN Board adopted the EPDP Team's Phase 1 Final Report, with the exception of parts of two recommendations. See background of the EPDP and its Phase 1 work here. In conjunction with the adoption of the Final Report, the GNSO Council provided the non-objection for the EPDP Team to commence its work on Phase 2 of the charter.

Phase 2 of the EPDP Team's work included deliberation on the following items:

For further details of the Phase 2 scope, please see here.

The EPDP Phase 2 Team submitted its Final Report to the GNSO Council on 31 July 2020. The GNSO Council will begin discussion of the Final Report during its meeting on 24 September 2020.

See the latest update of current PDP efforts in the GNSO Policy Briefing here.


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: 04 March 2019

Summary: "The GNSO Council hereby indicates its non-objection, as required per the EPDP Team Charter, for the EPDP Team to commence work on a System for Standardized Access to Non-Public Registration Data as well as other topics identified in Phase 2 of the Charter."

Working Group Charter:

Adopted on: 19 July 2018

Working Group Initial Report:

Submitted on 07 February 2020

Working Group Initial Report Addendum:

Submitted on: 26 March 2020

Working Group Final Report:

Submitted on: 31 July 2020

GNSO Adoption of the Final Report:

Adopted on: 24 September 2020

Summary: "Resolved …..…"

GNSO Council Recommendations Report to the ICANN Board

Submitted on: 29 October 2020

ICANN Board Notification to GAC on Public Policy Issues:

Submitted on: 10 February 2021

Public Comment Prior to ICANN Board Consideration:

Submitted on: 03 December 2020

ICANN Board Resolution Text to Adopt the EPDP Phase 2 Priority 2 Recommendations:

Adopted on: 21 June 2021

Summary: "Resolved: the Board adopts the GNSO Council Policy Recommendations 19-22 for a new Consensus Policy on gTLD Registration Data as set forth in section 3.6 of the Final Report [. . .] and directs the President and CEO, or his designee(s), to develop and execute an implementation plan for the adopted Recommendations."

ICANN Board Operational Design Phase

Completed On: 25 Jan 2022

EPDP Phase 2 Small Team to review the SSAD ODA

Completed On: TBD

ICANN Board Resolution Text:

Adopted on: dd Month 2020

Summary: "Resolved …..…"

  • Resolution

Implementation Details:

  • TBD

Communications & Engagement



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