16 Apr '18, 8pm

US government asks ICANN to investigate GoDaddy's Whois policy - Domain Name Wire: US…

First, the actions taken by GoDaddy last month to throttle Port 43 access and to mask the infonnation in certain WHOIS fields are of grave concern for NTIA given the U.S. Government’s interest in maintaining a WHOIS service that is quickly accessible for legitimate purposes. NTIA is concerned that GoDaddy’s approach of throttling access and masking infonnation will be replicated by other registrars and registries, compounding the problems these actions create. While NTIA is sympathetic to the need to protect customers from bad actors and malicious activity, we think that the actions taken by Go Daddy are inconsistent with the multistakeholder approach ofICANN and potentially conflict with ICANN’s Registrar Accreditation Agreement. 1 NTIA encourages you to investigate the actions of Go Daddy as a contractual compliance matter, but also consider an ICANN cross-community disc...

Full article: https://domainnamewire.com/2018/04/16/u-s-government-asks...

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