GNSO Council invites Recommendations for Future Studies on WHOIS

Robin Gross robin at IPJUSTICE.ORG
Sun Jan 13 05:22:25 CET 2008


Begin forwarded message:
> GNSO Council invites Recommendations for Future Studies on WHOIS
> Public comments are invited until 15 February 2008 on recommendations
> for future studies on the WHOIS system.
> Submit comments to: whois-comments-2008 at
> View comments at:
> Background
> At the 31 October meeting in Los Angeles, the Generic Names Supporting
> Organization (GNSO) Council voted to conduct several studies of the
> WHOIS system, concluding that a comprehensive, objective and
> quantifiable understanding of key factual issues regarding the gTLD
> WHOIS system will benefit future GNSO policy development efforts.
> Before defining the details of these studies, the Council is  
> soliciting
> suggestions from the community for specific topics of study on WHOIS
> that community stakeholders recommend be conducted.
> Possible areas of study might include a study of certain aspects of  
> gTLD
> registrants and registrations, a study of certain uses and misuses of
> WHOIS data, a study of the use of proxy registration services,  
> including
> privacy services, or a comparative study of gTLD and ccTLD WHOIS.
> If you would like to offer suggestions about topics of study on WHOIS,
> please do so by completing the online form available by clicking on  
> the
> following link   
> Please submit a separate online form for
> each study that you recommend should be conducted and answer all
> questions with as much detail as possible.  Please limit your online
> answers to 1-2 paragraphs per question.  Additional detail and any
> supporting materials may be emailed to: whois-comments-2008 at
> You are also invited to comment on proposed studies that have already
> been posted.  To do so please reference the specific proposal you are
> commenting on.  Lastly, you may also provide input via email,  
> instead of
> posting online via the form provided.  To do so, please send email to
> whois-comments-2008 at
> More information about policy activities related to WHOIS can be found
> at:
> -- 
> Glen de Saint Géry
> GNSO Secretariat - ICANN
> gnso.secretariat[at]

Robin Gross, Executive Director
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