ERRP

From TLDinfo
Jump to: navigation, search

Contents

Implementation of Expired Registration Recovery Policy

ICANN is pleased to announce the implementation of the Expired Registration Recovery Policy ("ERRP"). This policy was developed from the Generic Name Supporting Organization ("GNSO")'s Post Expiration Domain Name Recovery ("PEDNR") recommendations, which were adopted by ICANN's Board of Directors on 28 October 2011. The policy was drafted in consultation with the GNSO's PEDNR Implementation Review Team and was posted for public comment on 11 October 2012.

The ERRP is expected to promote better understanding of registrants' options and help alleviate common issues related to the expiration of gTLD registrations. This policy is intended to help align registrant expectations with registrar practices by establishing certain minimum communications requirements and making renewal and redemption of domain name registrations uniformly available in prescribed circumstances.

Some of the most notable provisions of the ERRP include the following (The actual language of the ERRP is binding on ICANN-accredited registrars and gTLD registries, not the summary provided here.):

  1. To help prevent unintended non-renewal of domain name registrations, registrars will be required to notify registered name holders of the expiration of their registrations at least two times: approximately one month prior to the expiration date and, again, approximately one week prior to the expiration date.
  2. All gTLD registries must offer a Redemption Grace Period of 30 days immediately following the deletion of a registration. Sponsored gTLDs are excluded, and not required to offer a Redemption Grace Period. If the registry offers restore from Redemption Grace Periods the registrar/ISP is required to offer this service to their clients.
  3. To promote consumer choice and awareness, registrars/resellers must make their renewal and restore fees reasonably available to domain owners.
  4. The ERRP requires that the resolution of the domain name is interrupted for a period of time after expiration, but before deletion of the name to help make the registrant aware of the expiration of its name. Additionally, any parking page hosted by the registrar at the expired domain name must include or point to renewal instructions.

All ICANN-accredited registrars and gTLD registries are required to comply with the Expired Registration Recovery Policy by no later than 31 August 2013.

Consistent with the recommendations of the GNSO's PEDNR Working Group, ICANN is in the process of developing educational materials in consultation with interested stakeholders to help the community better understand this policy and how it applies to them.

The policy is available here: Expired Registration Recovery Policy


SetProperty

[COMMAND]
(required)                                           
command                                    = SetProperty
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-TAC-URL                    = http://www.terms-and-conditions-url.com (none by default)
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SENDER                     = noreply@example.net (noreply@expirationwarning.net will be used by default)
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-LANGUAGE                   = (en|de|no|fr|it|nl)
ICANNERRP-INTERRUPT-NAMESERVER0            = (optional*) OTHERWISE rrpproxy default will be used: ns1.expirationwarning.net
ICANNERRP-INTERRUPT-NAMESERVER1            = (optional*)
ICANNERRP-INTERRUPT-NAMESERVER2            = (optional*)
ICANNERRP-INTERRUPT-ADVERTISEMENT          = (0|1)
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-BEFORE-EXPIRATION-FREETEXT = <TEXT>
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-AFTER-EXPIRATION-FREETEXT  = <TEXT>
ICANNERRP-AUTORENEW-ON-EXPIRATIONDATE      = (0|1)
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SIGNATURE0                 = <TEXT>
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SIGNATURE1                 = <TEXT>
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SIGNATURE2                 = <TEXT>
                                           
EOF
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-TAC-URL
Set your own URL for terms and conditions
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SENDER
You can among others provide your own „From“ e-mail address via API(ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SENDER = noreply@example.net) or web interface. If no individual "From" e-mail address is provided, the e-mail address noreply@expirationwarning.net is used by default.
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-LANGUAGE
The e-mail language priority is determined by the country of the domain owner. If the home country is Germany, Austria or Switzerland, the German template is used. Otherwise, either the language can be set by the reseller(ICANNERRP-EMAIL-LANGUAGE) or the English template is used as default.
ICANNERRP-INTERRUPT-NAMESERVER0
*The nameserver, which will respond a website with renewal/restore instructions from the registrar from the beginning of day 35 after expiration date
ICANNERRP-INTERRUPT-ADVERTISEMENT
Value 0 means deactivation of ads, default value 1 stands for the activation of advertisements on ERRP pages
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-BEFORE-EXPIRATION-FREETEXT
(optional text to replace the "renewal/deletion" section within e-mail notification 1 and 2 -> only in our default templates)
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-AFTER-EXPIRATION-FREETEXT
(optional text to replace the "renewal/deletion" section within e-mail notification 3 -> only in our default templates)
ICANNERRP-AUTORENEW-ON-EXPIRATIONDATE
(if this flag is set the gTLDs will be renewed on expiration date to prevent sending the third e-mail notification)
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SIGNATURE0
(optional signature text for all notifications -> only in our default templates)
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SIGNATURE1
(optional signature text for all notifications -> only in our default templates)
ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SIGNATURE2
(optional signature text for all notifications -> only in our default templates)


GetProperty

[COMMAND]
(required)        
command = GetProperty
CLASS   = ICANNERRP
        
EOF


Attention.png IMPORTANT - Please note:

As a consequence of the implementation of the new ERRP the autorenewal date for gTLDs will be changed from day 43 to day 35 in the RRPproxy system as of August 31.



Realization of the ERRP – what must be done?

RRPproxy supports you in the fulfillment of the new requirements.

1. ERRP notification e-mails to registrants:

Starting August 31, RRPproxy will be required to send ERRP notification e-mails to the domain holders of generic domain names on the following dates:

  • 30 days before expiration date (Pre-Expiry notices)
  • 7 days before before expiration date (Pre-Expiry notices)
  • 1 day after expiration date without renewal or deletion (Post-Expiry notices)

These messages will not contain any direct reference to Key-Systems / RRPproxy and our services.
Additionally, all gTLDs can be set to renewal on expiration date in order to prevent sending the third e-mail notification.

Customization service (as of August 1): If you want to customize these notifications you can among others provide your own „From“ e-mail address via API (ICANNERRP-EMAIL-SENDER = noreply@example.net) or web interface. If no individual "From" e-mail address is provided, the e-mail address noreply@expirationwarning.net is used by default.

The e-mail language priority is determined by the country of the domain owner. If the home country is Germany, Austria or Switzerland, the German template is used. Otherwise, either the language can be set by the reseller (ICANNERRP-EMAIL-LANGUAGE = [en|de]), or the English template is used as default.

In addition, it is possible to implement your completely customized template in our system. We charge a one time fee per template. The template is checked by us for compliance with the ICANN guidelines. Please contact our support team if interested in this service.

Please note: If the domain has no owner contact e-mail, the notification will be sent to the reseller's urgent e-mail address. In that case, please contact the customer to forward the notice and request that the whois data is updated as soon as possible.


2. Interrupting of the DNS resolution path of the registration

For at least eight days before the deletion of a domain name, the DNS records of domain name must resolve to a dedicated web page that indicates that the domain name registration has expired and that provides renewal instructions.

As a service, we will provide you with an external, neutral web page with general information for the domain owner. On day 35 within the Autorenew Grace Period the respective domain names will be forwarded to this web page for 8 days per default. The web page is showing the following content:

„Notice: This domain name registration has expired and is pending renewal or deletion. If you are the registrant and want to renew the domain name, please contact your registration service provider.“

Again, this service is customizable by API and web interface (available as of August 1). If you prefer to create your own notification web page you can change the DNS resolution path of the registration by submitting the parameter ICANNERRP-INTERRUPT-NAMESERVER0 = [your nameserver]. Otherwise, the name server ns1.expirationwarning.net will be used. Please note that the changed records must resolve to a web site which must display a notice about the expiration of the domain name registration and the possibility of a renewal.

To avoid the automatic deactivation of a domain name please set the domain name to autorenew or send a renew command prior to the deactivation time frame.


3. Notice to Registrants of Fees and Procedures

Registrars/resellers must clearly display their renewal and restore prices and a description of the methods used to deliver pre- and post-expiration notifications on their web sites.

Please read the details here (refer to item 4).

Our advice: Please display renewal and restore pricing on your web site and in your registration agreement. Furthermore, please integrate details about the ERRP notifications by e-mail on your web site and in your registration agreement. Explain that the registrant will be informed about the upcoming deletion of his domain name 30 and 7 days prior to and 1 day after the expiration date of a generic domain.

TLDs affected by ERRP

As a consequence of the implementation of the new ERRP the autorenewal date for gTLDs will be changed from day 43 to day 35 in the RRPproxy system as of August 31st 2013. The Autorenew Grace Period of all gTLDs is affected by ERRP.

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
Resources
new gTLDs
Products
New Users
General
Tools