Re: [nc-impwhois] Draft 2 of WHOIS Implementation Report
I have two comments.
1. Would it be appropriate to include at least a comment about the fee
registrars are allowed to charge for bulk whois access. Right now the
maximum allowable fee amounts to 1 cent per record for a registrar with a
million names. Then consider that a number of registrars have multiple
millions and it becomes apparent that the fee is ridiculously low for
I suggest the allowable fee be up to $10,00 for registrars with up to 1
million records. Registrars with over 1 million records would be allowed to
charge up to 1 cent per record.
2. I thought we had some suggestion or comment about the possibility of
making bulk whois inclusion an opt-in process for registrants, versus an
opt-out. Opt-in is much more in line with current privacy standards.
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Subject: [nc-impwhois] Draft 2 of WHOIS Implementation Report
From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@melbourneit.com.au>
Date: Thu, January 30, 2003 3:38 am
Here is an updated draft. Changes are marked.
I have not substantially changed the recommendations from the last
call. I have attempted to clarify some of the questions raised in the
last call in the comments.
I have added a recommendation regarding building in a formal review
process as suggested by Rick Wesson.
Given the length of text explaining recommendation 3 - I have placed
the detailed text below table 2 to improve readability (and printing).