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[tf2-survey] WG: [registrars] Questionnaire

  • To: tf2-survey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bohemann, Torsten" <Torsten.Bohemann@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [tf2-survey] WG: [registrars] Questionnaire
  • From: "Bohemann, Torsten" <Torsten.Bohemann@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 11:04:45 +0100
  • Cc: "Grote, Henning" <Henning.Grote@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Sender: owner-tf2-survey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dear colleagues,
You receive the full questionnaire in the following. 
For further questions feel free to contact me.

Best Regards

Torsten Bohemann 

Deutsche Telekom AG 
T-Com Headquarters 
Network Information Center 
Ammerlaender Heerstr. 138, D-26129 Oldenburg 
+49 441 234 4687 (Tel.) 
+49 431 3802 3818 (Fax) 
e-mail: torsten.bohemann@xxxxxxxxx 

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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.

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.  If
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. Please send your relies to tf2-survey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

      (a)   the purposes for which contact data is collected;
Refer to the registration conditions of the registry.
      (b)   the intended recipients or categories of recipients of contact
Refer to the registration conditions of the registry.
      (c)   which contact data are obligatory and which (if any) are
Use of a filling help or online help. 
      (d)   how registrants may access and seek to rectify their contact
We inform our customer on our registrar web page, to use the whois service
 to find there domain and contact data.

2. What mechanisms do you use to obtain consent from registrants for
      use of their contact data?  Please provide applicable URLs.
The customer accept the general terms and conditions. He agrees here to 
the use of the contact data.

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
      on the website?
No every customer has to accept our general terms and conditions befor he 
can register a domainname.

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?
In germany we have er very strict data protection law. Every institution 
who use personal data has to inform the owner of the data about there use.
In our general terms and conditions we point out that the endcustomer 
must be informed about the conditions of the registries.

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?
Deutsche Telekom AG has implement 3 privacy level for the contact data.
Since we have got complaints from other registrars and ICANN that the 
contact data cannot be seen, we have deactivated this feature.

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.
In our general terms and conditions we point-out to the Federal Data 
Protection Law of Germany.

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