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[dow2tf] (Slightly) revised cover letter for registrars

  • To: "'2DOW2tf'" <dow2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [dow2tf] (Slightly) revised cover letter for registrars
  • From: "Jordyn A. Buchanan" <jbuchanan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 18:41:20 -0500
  • Sender: owner-dow2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

As Registrars are an integral part of the registration process it is very
important for the further work of the Task Force to get some more detailed
insight into current Registrar practices. To achieve this goal it was decided
not to contact the Registrar Constituency as a whole but to gather information
only from the Registrars accounting for the better part of the registrations.

It would be a great help to the Task Force if you could answer the following
questions in regard to your own and if possible a few representive Resellers
practices. If you are unfamiliar with your resellers' practices, we encourage you to forward these questions to key resellers so that they may respond directly to the Task Force.

Please return your responses to the Task Force no later than February 16. All responses to this questionnaire will be archived and made public, although e-mail addresses will be
obfuscated in order to limit spam.

1. What mechanisms do you use to inform potential and existing
   registrants of the following:

(a) the purposes for which contact data is collected;
(b) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of contact data;
(c) which contact data are obligatory and which (if any) are voluntary;
(d) how registrants may access and seek to rectify their contact data.

2. What mechanisms do you use to obtain consent from registrants for
   use of their contact data?  Please provide applicable URLs.

3. If you offer registrations through channels other than your website,
how do the mechanisms used to inform registrants of the use of their
contact data, and to gain consent for that usage, differ from those used
on the website?

4. What requirements, if any, do you make of your resellers in terms of
   informing registrants of the use of their contact data, and gaining
   consent for that usage?

5. Do you provide any mechanisms for anonymous domain registrations? If so, under what conditions, if any, is the registrant's anonymity lifted, or the anonymous registration canceled?

6. Do you provide any mechanisms to limit the amount of contact data
   made publicly available through WHOIS?  If so, under what
   conditions is access -- if any -- to those data granted which are
   collected, but not made publicly available through WHOIS?

7. Describe any accommodations that you have made to comply with local
   laws pertaining to the collection or display of contact information.
   Please cite the specific laws.

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