[At-Large] Issue Report on Thick Whois

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Wed Nov 23 05:52:43 UTC 2011

On 22 November 2011 23:22, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> The question on the table is not whether DNS is the right vehicle, whether
> Whois is the right methodology, nor how public or private Whois should be.
> The question on the table is whether .com , .net and a few others should
> use "Thick" Whois or "Thin" Whois (as currently defined/designed). And more
> immediately, whether the Issue Report just published focuses on the correct
> issues related to this sole topic.

Thanks for bringing this back on track, Alan.

> For the record, At-large and ALAC do consider issues relevant
> to Registrants. If we didn't, we would not have championed
> the Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR) PDP. The benefits of PEDNR
> will accrue primarily to Registrants, with end users benefiting primarily
> as a result of websites, e-mail addresses and other uses of domain names
> not disappearing unexpectedly. However, many of us who are involved in
> At-Large do tend to take an end-user perspective on issues where it is
> judged that registrant rights are at odds with the rights/needs of the
> general non-registrant user or the public interest.


- Evan

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