ICANN Policy on Domain Name Registrant Data
This policy sets forth the requirements for the provision and maintenance of accurate and reliable registrant data by domain name registrants. The purpose of this policy is to promote the stability and security of the Internet's domain name system by ensuring the accuracy of registrant data.
Domain name registrants must provide accurate and reliable contact information, including the following data elements:
- Full name of the domain name registrant
- Postal address of the domain name registrant
- Email address of the domain name registrant
- Telephone number of the domain name registrant
Domain name registrars must verify the accuracy and reliability of registrant data within 15 days of the registration of a domain name. Registrars must also verify the accuracy and reliability of registrant data within 15 days of any change to the registrant data.
ICANN may enforce compliance with this policy through a variety of means, including but not limited to, audits, investigations, and sanctions.
Registrars must retain registrant data for a minimum of two years after the registration of a domain name has expired or been terminated.
Disputes regarding registrant data accuracy may be resolved through the ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Registrars must report their compliance with this policy to ICANN on an annual basis.