[At-Large] Issue Report on Thick Whois

Michele Neylon :: Blacknight michele at blacknight.ie
Thu Dec 1 11:45:14 UTC 2011

On 22 Nov 2011, at 15:38, Evan Leibovitch 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 jursidiction
>> 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).


thick vs thin is down to who stores and displays the whois data, not the amount of data being displayed

You can have as much, or as little, whois data on a .com as you would on a .org



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