WASHINGTON – The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) commends the work of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Registrars to bring more clarity, oversight, and enforcement to the domain name space with the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).
“We are particularly pleased that the RAA includes a ‘Whois Accuracy Program Specification’ that establishes requirements for validation and verification of registrant and account holder data,” said Josh Bourne, President of CADNA. “CADNA has been a vocal advocate for improvements to the accuracy of Whois data, since much of the contact data currently available for domain name registrants is missing or inaccurate.
“Inaccurate or incomplete data thwarts the efforts of law enforcement and brands looking to rid the domain name space of bad actors. So we are gratified to see that ICANN has taken the recommendations of international law enforcement seriously. International law enforcement is critical to keeping Internet users safe, so its recommendations carry special weight.”