The updated regulations from ICANN ensure that ‘all Registrars shall implement and comply with the requirements set forth in this Specification, as well as any commercially practical updates to this Specification that are developed by ICANN and the RegistrarStakeholder Group during the Term of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement’
You can find out more by visiting the ICANN web page.
Who are ICANN?
ICANN is at the heart of the Internet and deals with registries (e.g. .com or .info) and registars (companies that sell domain names to individuals, companies and organisations.
ICANN is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable.
It promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique identifiers.
Through its coordination role of the Internet’s naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.