[ga] FYI: Proposed changes in .name Whois
.name Whois Proposal
(save as .pdf file, 140 kB)
In the time that the .name registry has been operating, several problems
related to the public availability of Whois data have come to light.
1. Although name and e-mail address in the registrant information fields
is suppressed, technical, administrative, and billing contact
information continues to be required. This makes sense where the
registrant is a large corporation, but in a top level domain designed
for individual use, the practical result is that protected registrant
information is publicly available as technical, administrative, and
billing contact information.
2. Corporate entities with whom Global Name Registry is negotiating
long-term partnerships related to the creation of secure consumer
digital identities or conversion of existing e-mail users are
concerned about the personal safety of their consumers.
This proposal incorporates certain solutions, taking into account the
various suggestions made by the groups consulted with. The objective
of Global Name Registry, in proposing changes to its Whois Specification,
is to create a readily available and administratively simple process
where legitimate Whois requestors can gain access to the Whois database,
while creating obstacles designed to deter those who would use Whois data
for marketing and other inappropriate purposes.
1. Public Whois. [...]
2. Password Protected Detailed and Extensive Whois [...]
3. Messenger Service [...]
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