Receive and Process Requests for Non-Public Domain Name Registration Data: Once a requestor is authorized by PwC, he or she will be able to initiate requests for obtaining access to non-public domain name registration data. When doing so, the requestor needs to justify the reasons for which he or she would like to access such data, and substantiate such request.
Although this substantive information will not be reviewed by PwC or passed on to registries or registrars with the request itself, PwC logs the content of this request and may, as the case may be, disclose this information if a complaint is being filed on the basis of illegitimate processing of personal information (see step 6 below).
Following receipt of a request by an authorized user, PwC will request all information relating to the domain name that is subject of the request with the authorized registry and/or registrar. Generally speaking, this is done through a secure connection between the Tiered Access Program on the one hand and the WHOIS or RDAP server of the registry and/or registrar.
Any and all technically complete requests made by requestors will result in a query being made by PwC to the respective registrar and registry. PwC will not “cache” domain name registration data previously obtained from registries or registrars. However, each request (and response) will be individually logged, for compliance and audit purposes.
Also, although PwC will have access to any and all information relating to domain names managed by registries and registrars, it does not process any information with respect to a domain name for which it has not received a request from a requestor. Therefore, PwC does not “copy” or “collect” in any way domain name registration data that is not the subject of a request.