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Whois Task 2 Questionnaire

Last Updated:
28 March 2018
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The GNSO's WHOIS Task Force #2 is chartered with reviewing the current ICANN whois policy regarding the collection, disclosure and transmittal of data.

One of the milestones of this Task Force is to determine whether the data which is collected and disclosed at present should be changed. To be able to arrive at a informed decision we are asking all GNSO Constituencies for guidance on their use of the current data fields.

You can find a short listing of these fields at the end of this document. Please note that this is a complete list; not every registry makes every data item listed available. A more extensive list may be found at:

http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois-privacy/whois-elements.pdf

Specifically, we are requesting your feedback on the following questions:

Please send your reply to: tf2-survey (at) gnso.icann.org.

1. For each existing data field within the Whois, please provide feedback to the task force regarding the following:

a) Use How do members of your constituency make use of the data?

b) Necessity Is it necessary that this information be made available to members of your constituency? If so, why?

c) Concerns Describe any concenrs your constituency may have with making this information available.

2. If there are fields not presently available within Whois that would be of use to members of your constituency, please suggest what those fields may be. For each suggestion, provide feedback regarding the following:

a) Use How would members of your constituency make use of the data?

b) Necessity Is it necessary that this information be made available to members of your constituency? If so, why?

3. Please comment on any mechanisms that you are aware of to allow anonymous domain registrations, or to limit the amount of contact data made publicly available through Whois?

Please also comment on the conditions under which the registrant's anonymity is lifted when these services are used.

Responses from constituencies are requested no later than February 16, 2003. Although these questions have been distributed to each of the GNSO constituencies, the task force would be glad to receive responses from any individuals or organizations that have a knowledge or interest regarding this matter. Responses that are not made on behalf of a constituency should include an indication of the author's affiliation and interest in Whois privacy. All responses to this questionnaire will be archived and made public, although e-mail addresses will be obfuscated in order to limit spam.

Whois Data Fields:

General Information

  • Domain Status
  • Domain Name ID
  • Domain Name
  • Registrar ID*
  • Name of Registrar
  • Name Server(s)
  • Name Server ID*
  • Creation Date
  • Expiration Date
  • Updated Date
  • WHOIS Server*
  • Referral URL
  • Created by*
  • Last Updated by*
  • Last Transferred Date
  • Last Transferred by**

Registrant

  • ID
  • Name
  • Address
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number

Technical Contact

  • ID
  • Name
  • Address
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number

Administrative Contact

  • ID
  • Name
  • Address
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number

Billing Contact

  • ID
  • Name
  • Address
  • E-Mail address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number