The RAA (Registrar Acreditation Agreement) is the contract that governs the relationship between ICANN and its accredited registrars. The current version was put in place in May 2001. The same contract is in place between ICANN and each of the more than 900 accredited registrars.

ICANNis holding a consultation looking for ideas and input on amendments to the RAA and the registrar accreditation process in order to provide additional protection to registrants. 

Details of the consultation process, are available on ICANN”s website at

A 30 day comment period has been established and comments can be found at