30 Dec '14, 1pm

WHOIS Accuracy Pilot Study Report - ICANN

In response to the recommendations of the WHOIS Review Team, the ICANN Board approved a series of improvements on the manner in which ICANN carries out its oversight of the WHOIS program. The Review Team's Final Report called for ICANN to publish ongoing statistics on WHOIS accuracy. As part of this effort, ICANN committed to proactively identify inaccurate WHOIS records and forward them to registrars for investigation and follow-up. In addition, the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) has issued a series of correspondences calling for ICANN to adopt specific safeguards related to WHOIS as part of the New gTLD Program. The GAC's Los Angeles Communiqué [PDF, 127 KB] has asked for an assessment of the feasibility, costs and benefits of conducting identity validation as part of the development of the ARS. ICANN initiated the development of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System ...

Full article: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-ars-pilot-201...

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