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ICANN asks: just what the hell is Whois for anyway?

ICANN asks: just what the hell is Whois for anyway? Kevin Murphy , November 19, 2012, 20:48:46 (UTC), Domain Policy It’s back to basics time at ICANN, with the launch today of a massive effort to take a fresh look at Whois. This could be a biggie. “We’re going to go back to the fundamentals and ask: what problems are being addressed by Whois, who’s using it and what are they using it for?” ICANN chair Steve Crocker told DI. The ICANN board of directors earlier this month passed a resolution, published today , that calls for: a new effort to redefine the purpose of collecting, maintaining and providing access to gTLD registration data, and consider safeguards for protecting data, as a foundation for new gTLD policy and contractual negotiations This is bare-bones, fundamental stuff, likely to encompass pretty much every controversial issue to hit Whois over the years. Crocke...

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