Closed/Archived GNSO Whois Policy Work

Last Updated: 1 May 2014

Other Whois Policy Work

Internationalized Registration Data

Previous Policy Related Documents and References on WHOIS:

Whois Service Requirements – Survey Drafting Group

Whois Study Recommendations to the RySG – 30 March 2011

Whois Privacy and Proxy Relay & Reveal – Pre-Study Feasibility Survey
28 March 2011

Report to the GNSO Council on Whois Privacy and Proxy Relay & Reveal Studies – 11 February 2011

GNSO Council-Requested WHOIS Studies Chart – February 2011 Update

Update report on GNSO-requested WHOIS studies

WHOIS Privacy and Proxy Abuse Study Staff Analysis 5 October 2010

GNSO Council-Requested WHOIS Studies Chart – September 2010 Update

GNSO Council-Requested WHOIS Studies Chart – July 2010 Update

Inventory of WHOIS Service Requirements – Final Report

Inventory of WHOIS Service Requirements – Draft Final Report [PDF, 862 KB]

Follow-up to WHOIS Studies discussion on 1 April 2010 (5 April 2010, Prepared by Liz Gasster)
Note: This is a working document and does not constitute or reflect the views of ICANN on any pending or proposed WHOIS study.

WHOIS Current Activity (updated April 2010)

GNSO Council-Requested WHOIS Studies Chart – June 2010 Update

Inventory of WHOIS Service Requirements – Initial Report

Whois Studies Report for GNSO 23 March 2010

Updated cross-reference table for WHOIS studies under consideration

Study Hypotheses

Working Definitions for Key Terms that May be Used in Future WHOIS Studies

WHOIS Study Hypotheses Group Report to the GNSO Council, Prepared by the WHOIS Study Hypothesis Group, 26 August 2008

ICANN GNSO WHOIS Study Group Report to the GNSO Council Recommendation on further studies of WHOIS, 22 May 2008

Summary of Public Suggestions on Further Studies of WHOIS including the GAC recommendations of 16 April Updated 10 May 2008

Addendum to Report on Public Suggestions on Further Studies of WHOIS

Staff has prepared the following Report on Public Suggestions on Further Studies of WHOIS

ICANN's GNSO Council invites recommendations from the public for future studies on WHOIS

Council Report to the Board on WHOIS, 15 November, 2007

Summary of Public Comments received from 13 September through 30 October on Recent GNSO WHOIS Activities, 31 October 2007

Staff Overview of Recent GNSO Whois Activity, updated 11 October, 2007

Staff Implementation Notes on the WHOIS Working Group Report, 11 October, 2007

Staff Overview of Recent GNSO WHOIS Activity, 13 September 2007

WHOIS working group (June – August 2007)

http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois-privacy/whois-wg/

 

Final Task Force Report On Whois Services, 16 March 2007

The Whois Task Force has submitted its Final Task Force Report on Whois Services to the GNSO Council.

Summary of GNSO Public Forum on Whois, São Paulo, Brazil, 4th December 2006 [PDF, 5.21 MB | Word, 5.89 KMB]

Detailed summary of the GNSO Public Forum on Whois, São Paulo, 4th December 2006, with meeting transcription and presentation slides. (Full transcript is here – http://www.icann.org/en/meetings/saopaulo/captioning-gnso-publicforum-06dec06.htm)

Draft Procedure for Potential Conflicts between Whois Requirements and Privacy Laws

This draft procedure was posted for public comments from 3 December 2006 to 15 January 2007.

Preliminary Task Force Report on Whois Services

ICANN Board decision Board decision on 10 May 2006

The ICANN Board approved the GNSO Recommendation on a Procedure for Potential Conflicts between WHOIS Requirements and Privacy Laws

From GNSO Council meeting on 12 April 2006

"The GNSO Council recommends that the WHOIS task force use the following definition:

"The purpose of the gTLD Whois service is to provide information sufficient to contact a responsible party for a particular gTLD domain name who can resolve, or reliably pass on data to a party who can resolve, issues related to the configuration of the records associated with the domain name within a DNS nameserver."

as a working definition to allow the task force to proceed on terms of reference (2), (3), and (4) (see: http://gnso.icann.org/policies/terms-of-reference.html)"

ICANN Mission and WHOIS Formulation 1 (PDF) (27 June 2006)

WHOIS Task Force Presentation in Wellington (PDF) (28 March 2006)

WHOIS Task Force Final task force report on the purpose of Whois and of the Whois contacts (15 March 2006)

GNSO Council Report to the ICANN Board (PDF) (18 January 2006)

FINAL Preliminary Task Force Report on the Purpose of Whois (PDF) (18 January 2006)

DRAFT Preliminary Task Force Report on the Purpose of Whois (23 December 2005)

GNSO Public Forum presentation in Vancouver (2 December 2005)

Terms of Reference for WHOIS task force Accepted by the GNSO Council on 2 June 2005

GNSO Public Forum presentations in Mar del Plata (6 April 2005)

WHOIS Task Force 1&2 and 3 list (23 February 2005)

GNSO Council meeting 17 February 2005

Transcript: Whois task force 1/2 open call on CRISP (12 January 2005)

The Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS) Protocol Presentation by Marco Sanz (DeNIC), Andrew Newton (Verisign) and Leslie Daigle (Verisign), 12 January, 2005

Whois Task Force 1/2
Policy drafts:
Cape Town ICANN meetings 1 – 5 December 2004

  1. Recommendations relating to improving notification and consent for the use of contact data in the Whois system.
  2. A Procedure for conflicts, when there are conflicts between a registrar's of registry's legal obligations under local privacy laws and their contractual obligations to ICANN.

WHOIS Update by Dr. Bruce Tonkin, GNSO Council Chair at ICANN Public Forum, Thursday, 22 July 2004

WHOIS Task Forces 1, 2, 3 Joint Meeting on 20 July, 2004 – Minutes

Public comment period extended to Monday 5 July 2004
Whois Task Force 1 Preliminary Report
Comments for the Whois Task Force 1 Preliminary Report can be submitted to: whois-tf1-report-comments@gnso.icann.org.
The comment archives are available at: http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/whois-tf1-report-comments

Public comment period extended to Monday 5 July 2004
Whois Task Force 2 Preliminary Report
Comments for the Whois Task Force 2 Preliminary Report can be submitted to: whois-tf2-report-comments@gnso.icann.org.
The comment archives are available at: http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/whois-tf2-report-comments

Public comment period extended to Monday 5 July 2004
Whois Task Force 3 Preliminary Report
Comments for the Whois Task Force 3 Preliminary Report can be submitted to: whois-tf3-report-comments@gnso.icann.org.
The comment archives are available at: http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/whois-tf3-report-comments

Notice:

The deadline for responses to the Whois task force 1, 2 and 3 surveys has been extended. Your participation and time in answering a questionnaire would be greatly appreciated.

Whois Task Force 1

Whois Task Force 2

Whois Task Force 3

WHOIS Montreal Workshop material (Posted 3 February 2004)

MP3 Survey Results (22 January 2004)

WHOIS Historical Presentations (PDFs)

RAA sections: WHOIS services, data collection, display, accuracy (16 December 2003)

WHOIS Task Force Representatives (17 November 2003)

Mandate to form WHOIS Privacy Steering Group

Staff Manager's Issues report on Privacy Issues Related to WHOIS

Whois Steering Committee Mailing List Archives

WHOIS Privacy Steering Group Membership and Liaisons

WHOIS Privacy Issue table

Meetings/Minutes

18/19 September 2003 Meeting Minutes

7/8 August 2003 Meeting Minutes

 

Issues reports from the WHOIS task force

WHOIS task force Search-ability Issue Report 29 April 2003
PDF: http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/Search-ability_Issue_Report.pdf
Issues report on privacy from the non-commercial constituency – Milton Mueller (presented to Council in Rio de Janeiro 25 March 2003)
PDF: http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20030310.Whois-PrivacyIssuesReport.pdf

GNSO Council – WHOIS Implementation Committee
Send mail to: nc-impwhois@dnso.org
Archives can be found at http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/nc-impwhois/Arc00

http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20010908.NCmontevideo-minutes.html

  1. Whois survey:
  2. http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/montevideo/archive/pres/whois.html was presented by Paul Kane. An interim report will come out in April 2002 and there will be an updated report in Marina del Rey.

  3. Names Council minutes 29 June 2001
    Agenda item 12: Status WHOIS Survey http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20010629.NCtelecon-minutes.html