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Registrars and ccTLD registries meet for online pan-European Registrar Day

2020-10-08 News

On 6 October, CENTR held its annual Registrar Day online, welcoming a record number of participants. Whilst the face-to-face aspect was greatly missed, the fact that the meeting was held online made it far easier for people to join, including many new faces!

The usual full-day meeting was reduced to two hours and the overarching theme of the sessions was data accuracy. The meeting started with presentations on current work regarding identification and verification in Europe, important upcoming European Policy files and on the results of CENTR’s recent survey on the verification of registrant data.

The second half of the meeting was dedicated to a breakout session which revolved around questions such as who should be responsible for WHOIS data accuracy, the optimal or reasonable balance between available resources / implications and absolute data accuracy and the benefits of accurate registration data. Finally, CENTR shared an update on a white paper they have started working regarding data accuracy.

The meeting flew by and raised far more questions than answers, underlining the need to continue bringing registries and registrars together to discuss these important issues. CENTR would like to thank all those who attended, and especially those who presented or helped lead the meeting. We look forward to welcoming registrars and registries again next year, hopefully in person!

 

Participants can find the presentations on the meeting page (login needed). A summary of the day will also be published on that page in due course.