[AfrICANN-discuss] Public Comment: Draft Report on WHOIS Accuracy

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 13:25:39 SAST 2010

Public Comment: Draft Report on WHOIS Accuracy

15 February 2010

The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) recently completed a study
commissioned by ICANN to determine the percentage of domain names registered
under the top 5 gTLDs (i.e., .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info) that contain
accurate WHOIS data. Today, the draft report is being posted for review and
comment through 15 April 2010.

Community members are invited to review the draft report and its findings
and comment on all aspects of the report. The information in the report is
intended to contribute to the ongoing community discussion regarding WHOIS
and should** be useful in any future policy development process regarding

The draft report can be found here:
432 KB]

*The Process Going Forward*:

At the end of this Public Comment period, ICANN Staff will review the
comments submitted and prepare a summary analysis of the various

*Deadline and How to Submit Comments*:

ICANN Staff is opening a 60-day public comment, from 15 February through 15
April 2010, and invites community comments on the draft report.

The formal Public Comment Forum Box is located here

*To Submit Comments*: whois-accuracy-study at icann.org

*To View Comments*: http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-accuracy-study/

*Staff Responsible*: David A. Giza, Senior Director, Contractual Compliance
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