[gtld-tech] EPDP recommendations and EPP

Mario Loffredo mario.loffredo at iit.cnr.it
Wed Feb 27 10:10:32 UTC 2019

Hi Gavin,

Il 27/02/2019 10:40, Gavin Brown ha scritto:
> Hi all,
> The EPDP final report says that, if a domain name has a technical
> contact (whose information is different from the registrant's), the only
> data that registrars should send to registries are the technical
> contact's name, email address, and phone number (if any).
> Assuming that technical contacts should still be created and managed as
> RFC 5733 contact objects, and also assuming that this recommendation is
> adopted without change, it poses a challenge, because the RFC requires
> all contact objects to have <city> and <cc> elements.
> I've been thinking about how this could be resolved, here are some ideas
> (in descending order of nastiness):
> * write a new RFC which updates RFC 5733 to make the <city> and <cc>
> elements optional
> * write a new EPP extension which makes the technical contact's name,
> email address, and phone number directly attributes of the the domain
> name rather than a contact object
> * define a "convention" that allows the <city> and <cc> elements to
> contain placeholder values, such as: <city>-</city> and <cc>XX</cc>
> which pose no data protection issues.
> Any thoughts?

Make RFC5733 <addr> element optional.


Dr. Mario Loffredo
Servizi Internet e Sviluppo Tecnologico
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