18 Feb '12, 11pm

Public Comment: Roadmap to a New Domain Name Registration Data Access Protocol (WHOIS)

ICANN is pleased to announce the posting of the draft roadmap [PDF, 214 KB] to implement ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee's Report on Domain Name WHOIS Terminology and Structure (SAC 051). To make or view comments click here . The SSAC report specifically targets, among other things, the "internationalization" of the WHOIS protocol, reflecting concern about the inability of the current WHOIS protocol to consistently handle non-ASCII data. Additionally, SAC 051 recommends terminology to be used to clarify discussions where traditionally the terms Whois or WHOIS have been used.

Full article: http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-18feb1...

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