Dates: April 3rd, 2016
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Website: Registration Operations
Registration: Register Here

The Registration Operations Workshop (ROW) is an informal industry conference that would provide a forum for discussion of the technical aspects of registration operations in the domain name system.[1]

ROW #4

It will be held April 3rd, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina during IETF 95[2].

ROW #3

It was held July 19th, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic[3]. The meeting was held during IETF 93.


  1. RDAP: A Primer to the Registration Data Access Protocol – Andrew Newton, ARIN
  2. gTLD RDAP profile – Gustavo Lozano, ICANN
  3. Federated Authentication for RDAP – Scott Hollenbeck, Verisign
  4. RDAP Test Suite – Audric Schiltknecht, Viagenie
  5. .br RDAP implementation experience and deployment plans – Frederico Neves,
  6. RESTful WHOISWeiping Yang, CNNIC
  7. RDAP in .CZ – Jaromir Talir, CZ.NIC
  8. Beyond the IETF’s Vision of RDAP – Andrew Newton, ARIN
  9. RDAP @ DNS Belgium – Johan Heylen, DNS Belgium

ROW #2

It was held March 22nd, 2015 at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas, USA while IETF 92.[4].


  1. Registration Operations Association Workshop 2015-1 – Scott Hollenbeck, Verisign
  2. CIRA IDN EPP Extension – Jacques Latour, CIRA
  3. Proposal for EPP Extension of Purveyor – Ning Kong, CNNIC
  4. EPP Fee Extension – Gavin Brown, CentralNic
  5. Distributing premium and reserved domain lists in new gTLDs – Keith Gaughan, Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd
  6. Registration Maintenance ! = Internet Speed – Olafur Gudmundsson, CloudFlare
  7. EPP Extension Discussion – Jim Gould, Verisign
  8. Let’s Encrypt – Richard Barnes, Mozilla

ROA #1

It was held October 16th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, USA[5]. The meeting took place during ICANN 51. Back then ROW was still named ROA (Registration Operations Association)[6].


  1. Registration Operations Association Workshop – Scott Hollenbeck, Verisign
  2. EPP from a Registrar’s Perspective – Thomas Stocking,
  3. Challenges from a Registrar’s Perspective – Tobias Sattler, United Domains and Peter Larsen, Larsen Data ApS
  4. Registration Operations, a Technologist’s Perspective – Jim Gould, Verisign
  5. Management Proposal for the Registration Operations Association – Paul Hoffman, Levine and Hoffman
  6. Thoughts on the Idea of a ROA – Thomas Rickert, ECO
  7. The Fast Path to Collaboration for ROA – Adam Newman, IEEE-ISTO


  1. FAQ from ROW website retrieved February 10th, 2016
  2. ROW #4 Meeting Site retrieved February 10th, 2016
  3. ROW #3 Meeting Site retrieved February 10th, 2016
  4. ROW #2 Meeting Site retrieved February 10th, 2016
  5. ROA #1 Meeting Site retrieved February 10th, 2016
  6. Article from Scott Hollenbeck at Verisign Blog retrieved February 10th, 2016