The safe harbor was created by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, adopted in 1998. Since that time, the registration of agents to receive take-down notices has been governed by interim rules. Services register by sending a paper form and a filing fee to the Copyright Office, and that information is manually entered by the Copyright Office into a list that is available on the Copyright Office website. From experience, the time from the filing of such a registration to its appearance on the Copyright Office’s website can take several weeks or more. The Copyright Office, in its Notice, states that it has done some informal checks on the information in its database of registered agents, and found that the list contains duplicate registrations, registrations for companies or sites that are no longer in operation (services are supposed to tell the Office when they stop their operations), and many outdated addresses (services are supposed to update their agents as employees change, but apparently they sometimes forget). The NPRM proposes to move to an electronic registration system, which will automatically request a verification of the registered information on a regular basis. In making this proposal, the Copyright Office asks for public comment on a number of issues.