RE: [nc-whois] report
thanks for your prompt response. Let's try to build on this, and
suggestions from others, and get some specific themes/baskets which we can
work toward agreement on...
again. Glen and Marie will work on minutes with us. Sorry, no, there
is no audio recording of the TF meeting.
-posted by Marilyn/on behalf of Tony and Marilyn,
From: Oscar A. Robles-Garay
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 12:43
This is my report on todays conf call.
Any doubt don't hesitate
The trends are shown in order of relevance from the
initial 150 out of 300 hundred random responses.
Question No. 5
(Another purpose of WHOIS, other than those already defined in the
1. Many of the
responses that checked this option specified some level of "Technical
2. And others
simply for Ownership information
entertainment! (it was only one response, from a customer with ten domain
Question No. 6 (Primary concern: e,
2. Privacy of
Question No. 7 (Ever harmed by
bad Whois data? Description of Harmed)
information and difficult to get the true identity of spammers or
2. Some of the
users reported that many domain names are hidden behind Registrars identity on
the WHOIS database
may tend to believe that the data accuracy is sole Registry
Question No. 7 (Ever harmed by bad Whois
data? How to improve)
1. To make
mandatory for registrants the accuracy of whois data
establish punishment to domain name owners with inaccurate or outdated
Users expect to have a way to check
for identity and formality through the WHOIS.
Want to have detailed
information for availability of domain names after expiration
Inaccurate records are mainly because of lack of
penalties for inaccuracy
Verification mechanisms (testing before
registration, periodical contact with domain nae
Standardization/centralization whois services
anonymity in non-commercial domain names, for privacy protection
the identity of a domain registrant is not as important as the ability to
contact someone at the domain who is responsible for resolving network
Question No. 8 (If inadequate, what to
add what to drop)
- 1. To drop
postal address, phone and fax info
There were some responses that choose to drop most of postal
address, email, phone, registration or expiration date
Question No. 10 (WHOIS enhanced
Should Whois provide enhanced capabilities,
2. The search
users (subscription, per results, per search, etc)
- 1. Domain name
Available only to professionals... (what ever that
Have different levels of service depending on
Question No. 12 (Should ccTLDs provide same
elements as gTLD whois? (Why or why not?))
Uniformity and reliability. Easy to use for end users.
2. No. Costs.
Sovereignty. Different applicable laws.
yes, but not compulsory.
Ideally al TLD should
have the same information.
Question No. 13 (Should the
whois service be uniform, how to
Policies (ICANN, Contracts, etc) and technically (protocols,
2. No. Bad use
Uniformity only at the
end user/presentation level/layer.
A mirror of original DB for every TLD in
a centralized service with basic/uniform features.