[At-Large] Issue Report on Thick Whois

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Nov 22 19:43:46 UTC 2011

At 22/11/2011 11:34 AM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>On 22 November 2011 11:15, Lutz Donnerhacke <lutz at iks-jena.de> wrote:
> > In iks.lists.icann.at-large, you wrote:
> > > On 22 November 2011 03:25, Lutz Donnerhacke <lutz at iks-jena.de> wrote:
> >
> >
> > No, thin WHOIS provides you the chain of responsibility down to the
> > reseller
> > which has the real contract with the domain owner.
>The reseller is merely the provider of the domain. There are very few
>industries I can think of in which the reseller is expected to maintain
>publicly-accessible information on the owner.

Just to be clear, in the current thin Whois model, it is the 
Registrar that maintains the data about the registrant, not the 
reseller (if there is one).


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