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The Restored Name Accuracy Policy (RNAP)

When a registrar restores a name (from the redemption grace period) that had been deleted on the basis of submission of false contact data or non-response to registrar inquiries, the name must be placed on Registrar Hold status until the registrant has provided updated and accurate WHOIS information.


The Restored Names Accuracy Policy is one of four Consensus Policy recommendations on WHOIS Accuracy and Bulk Access from the GNSO Council, and was approved by the ICANN Board of Directors. This policy will formally become effective beginning 12 November 2004. This policy will be applicable to all ICANN-Accredited registrars pursuant to the Consensus Policies provision (4.1) in the Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

For additional background concerning the Redemption Grace Period, please refer to the Technical Steering Group's Implementation Proposal at <>.

For additional background concerning WHOIS data accuracy obligations applicable to ICANN-Accredited Registrars, please refer to the following documents:

16 June 2003WHOIS Data Reminder Policy Posted
3 April 2003Registrar Advisory Concerning the "15-day Period" in WHOIS Accuracy Requirements
3 September 2002ICANN Announces Steps to Improve WHOIS Data Accuracy
10 May 2002Registrar Advisory Concerning WHOIS Data Accuracy