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Whois National Law Conflict Procedure

This paper outlines a set of questions for discussion about the effectiveness of the current framework for ICANN to address issues concerning contractual obligations and applicable law, and how the processes could potentially be improved. The paper closely examines the steps in the Whois Procedure and raises questions to encourage public comment about possible changes to the Whois Procedure. Also outlined in the paper are registry operators' and registrars' current options for requesting changes to their agreements with ICANN to ensure consistency with local or national data retention laws.