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It Takes More Than Two Weeks to Receive Information on Registrant of Domain Name Through RDRS

The Domain Incite reported the results of the April work of the Registration Data Request Service (RDRS). It is designed to provide eligible parties with information about domain name registrants, replacing the Whois service, which has effectively ceased to be legitimate because it does not comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the European Union. RDRS is an ICANN project that has already cost $2 million to develop and support, and is currently in a two-year proof-of-concept testing phase.

The latest results don't look very encouraging. In April, the period for disclosure of registrant data at the request of parties entitled to do so (mainly copyright holders and law enforcement agencies) was 14.09 days. The previous anti-record was set in February, when this period was 6.92 days - and it was exceeded by more than twice. The average data disclosure period since the service launched in November 2023 is now 6.73 days. The time it takes to be denied access to data has also increased significantly – from 6.17 days in March to 11.26 days in April.

The reasons for such a sharp increase in the processing time for requests remain unknown. However, the percentage of satisfied requests did not change significantly. If in March it was 20.26% of their total number, then in April it decreased to 19.16%. The share of rejected requests, on the contrary, increased slightly – from 69.5% to 71.26% of the total. In total, since its launch, the RDRS service has received 1215 requests, satisfying 210 of them. Thus, an average of 1.36 requests are satisfied per day. Currently, 57% of all gTLD registries have joined the RDRS.

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