[ALAC] Final ALAC Statement on Preliminary Issue Report on ‘Thick’ Whois

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat Dec 24 04:42:06 UTC 2011

Perhaps it would have been more precise, but I am happy to leave it 
as is. The intent was to try to ensure that those who feel that thick 
is less private than thin have some opportunity to raise the subject.

Privacy in relation to whois in general will not be the subject of 
this PDP (I *HOPE*), so the generic question of who can hide in whois 
is not on the table.


At 23/12/2011 10:57 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>No concerns, I fully support this as-is. Thanks, Alan.
>Is it worth referring to "privacy" concerns as being that of 
>"personal privacy"? I haven't heard anyone, even the privacy 
>advocates amongst us, suggesting that corporate bodies -- especially 
>for-profit and governmental -- be allowed to hide themselves using a 
>thick (or even thin) WHOIS.
>- Evan
>On 23 December 2011 20:18, Alan Greenberg 
><<mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
>The revised version of the statement based on comment submitted has
>been posted at
>Aside from stylistic changes, the only two substantive changes were:
>- In sub-item 1, the intent of the statement needed to be clarified
>as suggested by Eduardo.
>- Sub-item 3 was added based on a comment I made early in the process
>with no one disputing it.
>Of the other suggestions, they generally were:
>- counter to community input in the earlier round of e-mail comments;
>- supported but did not change what was already in the draft statement; or
>- were issues related to the substantive discussion of whether the
>change from thin to thick should be made, the subject of the PDP if
>one should be started, but was not required in this vetting of the
>Preliminary Issue Report.
>If you have any concerns with this final statement, please contact me.
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