[At-Large] Issue Report on Thick Whois

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat Nov 26 02:56:10 UTC 2011

And now we have come full circle. The Preliminary Issue Report that 
we are discussing here (at least intermittently) was requested by the 
GNSO Council in direct response to a Recommendation in the recent 
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy PDP.


At 25/11/2011 07:58 PM, John R. Levine wrote:

>Related note: the proximate reason to ask for thick WHOIS is to make
>registrar transfers work better.  It is currently close to impossible to
>get the contact info from some sleazy registrars required to validate a
>transfer request.
>So for anyone who's opposed to thick WHOIS, in fact you're supporting the
>interests of those sleazy registrars against the interests of registrants,
>including individuals, who want to switch to a better one.  If you
>counterargue that ICANN compliance should fix the problem, I agree, and
>while they're at it, they should require that registrars fix all the
>obviously bogus visible WHOIS info, too.

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