ICANN seeks to better protect domain name registrants

ICANN is asking for the public’s input as it revises its accreditation process for registrars, the companies that register and sell domain names.
ICANN wants to improve oversight of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement to offer increased protection to people who register domain names, according to a statement.”The need for this review is clear. The current RAA is more than six years old. We’ve seen the number of accredited registrars grow to more than 900. And we’ve seen the incredible difficulties that can be unleashed with the collapse of a registrar,” said Paul Twomey, ICANN’s CEO and president, in the statement. Twomey sought the review in March, and said that the process was moving into the “active consultation phase.”
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