Proxy Services Framework

14th November 2018

Response to proposed Proxy Services Framework

In September we launched a 30-day comment period inviting feedback from stakeholders on a proposal for a new Proxy Services framework.  Today we are announcing that following this process we have decided to proceed with a framework for these services.

Confirmed key features of the newly designed framework include:

  • Only Accredited Channel Partners are eligible for participation.
  • Participating registrars will be required to submit either a suitable Proxy Service Incident Plan (PSIP), or ensure a suitable third-party data escrow scheme is in place.
  • For DRS claims, the Proxy Service Provider will have a two working days timeframe in which to supply details of the underlying registrant.
  • Proxy Service Providers will be obligated to respond to LEA data requests within a one working day timescale.
  • Participating registrars will be subject to an annual compliance audit to ensure underlying data is accurate.
  • Marketing must not imply that without proxy services personal data will be published by default.

A summary of the feedback and Nominet response can be found here. A revised version of the registry-registrar agreement has been published and is available here. Applications will be accepted from 3rd December 2018.