Has this occurred yet?
From: Jordyn A. Buchanan [mailto:jbuchanan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 1:42 PM
Subject: [dow2tf] Final registrar questionnaire with cover letter
This is the questionnaire that I'm asking Glen and Barbara to
distribute to the registrar constituency.
The GNSO's WHOIS Task Force #2 is chartered with reviewing the current
ICANN whois policy regarding the collection, disclosure and
It would be a great help to the Task Force if you could answer the
following questions in regard to your own practices as a registrar.
you operate through resellers, please provide whatever relevant
responses you can with regard to their practices, and also please
forward these questions to key resellers responsible for at leaast 70
percent of your reseller volume 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
(c) which contact data are obligatory and which (if any) are
(d) how registrants may access and seek to rectify their
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
how do the mechanisms used to inform registrants of the use of
contact data, and to gain consent for that usage, differ from
on the website?
4. What requirements, if any, do you make of your resellers in terms
informing registrants of the use of their contact data, and
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
Please cite the specific laws.