ICANN to Open Request for Information on Identity Verification Methods

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by Lox, Jun 10, 2021 at 8:40 PM


  1. Lox

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    One of the most critical issues currently facing ICANN and the Internet community is how to centrally handle requests for nonpublic registration data. A potential mechanism – the System for Standardized Access/Disclosure to Non-Public Registration Data (SSAD) – is outlined in policy recommendations adopted by the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council last year. Before the ICANN Board makes a decision on the SSAD-related recommendations, it has instructed ICANN organization (org) to conduct an Operational Design Phase (ODP) to help inform its deliberations on whether the recommendations are in the best interests of the ICANN community and ICANN.

    In order to determine the feasibility and associated risks, costs, and resources required in the potential implementation of SSAD, ICANN org's SSAD ODP will open a Request for Information (RFI). The purpose of the RFI is to better understand what may be commercially available in the marketplace to deliver some or all of the SSAD, including existing methods for identity verification. The questions in the RFI will be based on the ICANN Board's SSAD ODP Scoping Document and focus on:

    • Methodologies used for identity verification regarding (but not limited to):
      • Legal vs. natural persons
      • Governmental entities
      • Power of Attorney (or local equivalent)
    • Range of costs related to identity and other verification services
    • How identity verification services comply with applicable data protection laws
    • Level of effort for system design, development, and operations
    ICANN org is looking for information from experts, organizations, and businesses familiar with the design and operational requirements outlined in the SSAD-related recommendations and encourages submissions from a range of industries and backgrounds.

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  2. Samer

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    Great, more suggestions ways to slow it down.

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2021 at 8:50 PM
  3. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    If I am not mistaken, for example Registrar Data Escrow is handled by a specific 3rd party commercial provider (Data Escrow is where registant details, before private whois is applied, are saved. Registrars do report all real *not private whois* details to this provider. Intended to help to protect registrants should the registrar close its doors). Accordingly, this provider makes money. How this provider was selected? Open cometition, really? Or lobbying?

    This is somewhat similar. Not to forget, that registering a domain is technially just adding a few lines into dns zone file. Similarly, if one owns, he can start offering 3rd level domain registrations (subdomains) under this domain. Which lets say and a few other services are doing. Not a big deal.
    Registering 2nd level somedomain dot com is technically the same.

    OK, earlier or later they will select some identitity verification provider, with or without lobbying. Want a domain? Please provide KYC. Those who are not ready or willing to, are welcome to open facebook page instead. George Orwell "1984"?

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