ICANN has launched a new service which aims to simplify requests for domain name registration data currently unavailable to the public. The Registration Data Request Service (RDRS) aims to provide a “simple and standardized” process for interested parties, including IP professionals, to obtain data previously available via public WHOIS databases.
From a user’s perspective, domain names are more easily remembered than IP addresses and remain the same despite IP address changes behind the scenes.
Domain names also play an important role in conveying branding and as a result can be worth considerable sums of money. For companies enforcing their intellectual property rights, determining who owns a domain can prove invaluable as part of a wider investigation.
When the General Data…