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EPDP Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Phase 2A

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Following the Council discussion on 20 August 2020 and a decision on 21 October 2020, Council decided to continue the EPDP on Registration Data for dealing with the remaining priority 2 items. The two remaining issues to be within scope of deliberations:

  1. Differentiation between Legal vs. natural persons data
  2. Feasibility of unique contacts to have a uniform anonymized email address

This will be a short duration project to properly consider these remaining topics from the EPDP Phase 2 and determine if there are solutions to these issues that can be broadly supported.


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: 21 October 2020

Summary: "Following the GNSO Council's consideration of the proposed immediate actions and subsequent steps as outlined here, the GNSO Council directs……"

Working Group Charter:

Adopted on: 19 July 2018

Working Group Initial Report:

Submitted on 03 June 2020

Working Group Final Report:

Submitted on: 13 September 2021 (submitted to GNSO Council on 3 Sept. 2021 without minority statements)

GNSO Adoption of the Final Report:

Adopted on: 27 October 2021

  • Summary: "Resolved: The GNSO Council approves the EPDP Phase 2A Final Report and recommends to the ICANN Board of Directors the adoption of the EPDP Phase 2A recommendations #1 – 4."
  • Resolution

GNSO Council Recommendations Report to the ICANN Board

Submitted on: 16 December 2021

ICANN Board Notification to GAC on Public Policy Issues:

Submitted on: 9 December 2021

Public Comment Prior to ICANN Board Consideration:

Submitted on: 23 November 2021

ICANN Board Resolution Text:

Adopted on: 10 March 2022

Summary: "Resolved (2022.03.10.04) the Board adopts the GNSO Council EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations as set forth in section 3 of the Final Report."

Implementation Details:

  • TBD