[At-Large] Issue Report on Thick Whois
dogwallah at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 16:24:12 UTC 2011
I agree with evan.
On Nov 22, 2011 6:39 PM, "Evan Leibovitch" <evan at telly.org> wrote:
> On 22 November 2011 03:25, Lutz Donnerhacke <lutz at iks-jena.de> wrote:
> > In iks.lists.icann.at-large, you wrote:
> > > I have not yet reviewed the document in sufficient depth to say
> > > whether I feel that it is complete, but on an initial review, it
> > > looks fine. My personal belief is that the ALAC should strongly
> > > support the initiation of a PDP on this issue.
> > I'd strongly suggest to move to thin WHOIS approaches whererver possible.
> > Thick WHOIS services requires privacy violations as well as violations of
> > various local laws by transfering personal data outside of the
> > of the domain name holder.
> I disagree strongly.
> Thin WHOIS allows domain owners to hide from people who may have been
> harmed by actions on their site(s).
> Internet domains are, by their nature, public instruments to be used to
> help people find Internet content. This is one area in which privacy, by
> and large is the realm of people hiding from (what I believe to be)
> legitimate investigation. I do not believe that, in this case, the public
> should be denied information available to law enforcement.
> I would remind that At-Large is charged with protecting the interests of
> Internet end users, not registrants. Registrants have an interest in being
> able to hide. End users have an interest in domain owner accountability and
> I favour thick WHOIS.
> - Evan
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