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[council] WHOIS Privacy and Proxy Survey Final Report Published

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WHOIS Privacy and Proxy Survey Final Report Published
7 December 2012

In response to requests from the GNSO Council to gather data to inform future 
WHOIS policy development activities, ICANN has commissioned a series of studies 
to evaluate different aspects of WHOIS. The WHOIS Privacy and Proxy 
Relay/Reveal Final Report, prepared by the Interisle Consulting Group in 
Boston, MA, USA, is the first of these studies to be published by ICANN. The 
Final Report takes into account public comment received on the Draft Report 
 and is available at 
[PDF, 1.23 MB]. The Appendices are available at 
 [PDF, 2.11 MB].

This survey was organized to determine the feasibility of conducting a future 
in-depth study to examine requests to relay communications to, and to reveal 
the identity of, customers of proxy and privacy services used in connection 
with gTLD domain names. The Interisle Consulting Group completed the survey in 
August 2012. The findings suggest that it may be feasible to tailor a future 
study to provide aggregated data and basic data collection from privacy and 
proxy providers. Such a future survey is likely to be well regarded by all 
stakeholders in the community, as it would provide significantly useful data in 
understanding how privacy and proxy providers manage relay and reveal requests.

The GNSO Council is expected to evaluate whether to recommend a new future 
study based upon the findings of the WHOIS Privacy and Proxy Survey Final 

For more information on the WHOIS Studies, please see: 

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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