[At-Large] [WHOIS-WG] Fwd: WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report

Christopher Wilkinson cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
Wed May 16 20:32:00 UTC 2012

Good evening:

Having reviewed, perforce, the more recent contributions to this  
debate, i was surprised to find that I had already commented:



Those comments merited a footnote in the "RT" report, nothing more.  
Otherwise, apparently ignored.

On the substance, one could write a great deal, but it has all been  
said before, repeatedly, during the past 14 years.
In the "RT" report, I noticed in particular:

" ... 66% of the 21 [ ccTLD] registries surveyed allow the addresses  
of private individuals to be hidden from the public WHOIS service. "


"the ICANN community may be able to benefit from the sharing of good  
practices with regard to ccTLD WHOIS, particularly those registries  
who operate in a legislated data protection environment."

For the rest, I would urge:

1.	Distinguish between data accuracy (Yes) and public availability of  
data (No)

2.	Eschew the misleading use of the term "consumers". Apart from the  
fact that information on the Internet is never "consumed", "consumers"  
refer to the general public.

Other matters have already been addressed in the above post.



PS:	For those of us who are still struggling with the ICANN website,  
the WHOIS Review Team's report is at:


I confess that I still haven't found the draft ALAC statement which we  
seem to be arguing about. Carlton?

On 16 May 2012, at 20:14, Evan Leibovitch wrote:

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