News about the ICANN RAA 2013 #3

Realtime Register has made good progress with the preparations for the new ICANN RAA 2013. Below is a summary of important issues to consider. Please note the information sent earlier and available on our blog is still valid. We expect the new contract to be effective at the end of this quarter.

Update registrant information in time
Verification for updates of the registrant is demanded under the new contract. For contacts that are not up to date, we strongly advise you to update these before the ICANN RAA 2013 is effective. Please do so to avoid additional verifications.

Privacy protect
The ICANN RAA 2013 has effect on Privacy Protect (PP) registration of generic domains. Realtime Register has built a low cost system that deals with all requirements. There are two options: reseller supplied data and Realtime Register supplied data.

Realtime Register supplied PP data

  • Easy to set up
  • Small fee per PP registration
  • Redirects complaints or other communication to registrant by Realtime Register
  • No risks, 100% compliant registration

Reseller supplied PP data

  • Pre-acceptance audit by Realtime Register
  • Overall fee for acceptance by Realtime Register
  • Reseller is responsible to provide contact mechanism accepted by Realtime Register
  • Reseller is responsible for executing and compliancy
  • Annual audit reseller by Realtime Register

Testing environment
In the coming weeks we will make a testing environment available for our resellers to become familiar with the new branding options and other web interface changes coming from the ICANN RAA 2013. Please keep an eye out for the announcement.

Data retention waiver
While we are preparing for the roll-out of the new software, we are waiting for the data retention waiver from ICANN. As a registrar established in the Netherlands we are subjected to Dutch law. Some demands in the ICANN RAA 2013 are in conflict with the Dutch legislation about data retention. We expect to receive this waiver in a number of weeks.

Updated general terms and conditions
In the weeks to come we will present you an updated form with the new general terms and conditions which are in line with the ICANN 2013 requirements.

New generics
We are working hard to make the new generics available immediate after the ICANN RAA 2013 is effective. We will inform you as soon as more information is available.

Please check this blog, twitter account and the Domain Manager for updates and the effects the new contract will have on your account.