WHOIS TASK FORCE PRELIMINARY REPORT. ICANN Domain Names Council Meeting March 12, 2002. Whois Task Force ……. WHOIS TASK FORCE OVERVIEW Committee of the DNSO Names Council was created by the NC to:
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ICANN Domain Names Council Meeting
March 12, 2002
Whois Task Force ……...
WHOIS TASK FORCE OVERVIEW
Committee of the DNSO Names Council was created by the NC to:
…Consult with community with regard to establishing whether a review of ICANN’s WHOIS policy is due and if so, to recommend a mechanism for such review..
Among our activities : Survey –non statistical/create common understanding: 20 Questions-English, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese –3035 responses
Development of Recommendations, taking into account Survey and any other community input:
Respondents: Total: 3035
Web, Email and Paper
English 2759 92.43%
Japanese 63 2.11%
French 58 1.94%
Spanish 57 1.91%
Russian 48 1.61%
Note: Some surveys returned blank
governmentalSection I: Introduction/History and Mission/Participation in the Survey:
Q.1. Respondent profile:
major categories of use were: availability; responsibility; technical; and IP. [6 available choices + other].
9. Please indicate which of the data elements listed in A-I above are, in your view, valueless, essential, or desirable:
Data Element A: The name of the second-level domain being registered and the top-level domain it is under
10. Should the publicly accessible WHOIS database allow for searches on data elements other than domain name?
Important to distinquish between views on resale/marketing and BULK
ACCESS. [Bulk Access is contractually required for gTLDs in order to enable competition]
Both quantitative and preliminary narrative analysis strongly favor no resale/marketing or opt-in [quantitative: 52% for “no” ; 37%
for opt-in; only 9% selected opt-out.]
Between 62% and 73% want to maintain bulk access in gTLD environment AND
65% think it should be extended to other TLDs [subject to Question 12 – data elements in .com; .net; .org should be applicable to ccTLDs.
Gilbert Estillore Lumantao
Oscar Robles Garay
ICANN Names Council WHOIS Committee ……...
October 29, 2001 –
and discussion of
publish overview of quantitative
responses with selected examples
of narrative responses
March 10-14, 2002
March – April 2002
analysis; finalize quantitative
develop preliminary findings
Publish draft report
for public comment
June 24-28, 2002