Consensus Policy

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A Consensus Policy is a type of policy that the ICANN multistakeholder community has developed through the formal process described in the ICANN Bylaws and that accredited registrars and generic top-level domain registries are required to follow.

Overview

Timeline of Consensus Policies

Policy PDP Began ICANN Board Adopted Status
Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy 27 May 1999: The ICANN Board refers the recommendations of Chapter 3 of WIPO final report to the DNSO. 26 August 1999
Whois Data Reminder Policy 27 March 2003
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy
Whois Marketing Restriction Policy 27 March 2003
Restored Names Accuracy Policy 27 March 2003
Expired Domain Deletion Policy 31 October 2003
Registry Services Evaluation Policy 8 November 2005
Add Grace Period Limits Policy 26 June 2008
Expired Registration Recovery Policy 28 October 2011
Additional Whois Information Policy 6 May 2012
Registry Registration Data Directory Services Consistent Labeling and Display Policy 7 February 2014
Thick RDDS (Whois) Transition Policy for .COM, .NET and .JOBS 7 February 2014
Registry Registration Data Directory Services Consistent Labeling and Display Policy 7 February 2014 Rescinded 18 October 2016
Protection of IGO and INGO Identifier in All gTLDs Policy 27 January 2019 Updated 18 February 2020
Interim Registration Data Policy for gTLDs 15 May 2019