ICANNWatch
 
  Inside ICANNWatch  
Submit Story
Home
Lost Password
Preferences
Site Messages
Top 10 Lists
Latest Comments
Search by topic

Our Mission
ICANN for Beginners
About Us
How To Use This Site
ICANNWatch FAQ
Slash Tech Info
Link to Us
Write to Us

  Useful ICANN sites  
  • ICANN itself
  • Bret Fausett's ICANN Blog
  • Internet Governance Project
  • UN Working Group on Internet Governance
  • Karl Auerbach web site
  • Müller-Maguhn home
  • UDRPinfo.com;
  • UDRPlaw.net;
  • CircleID;
  • LatinoamerICANN Project
  • ICB Tollfree News

  •   At Large Membership and Civil Society Participation in ICANN  
  • icannatlarge.com;
  • Noncommercial Users Constituency of ICANN
  • NAIS Project
  • ICANN At Large Study Committee Final Report
  • ICANN (non)Members page
  • ICANN Membership Election site

  • ICANN-Related Reading
    Browse ICANNWatch by Subject

    Ted Byfied
    - ICANN: Defending Our Precious Bodily Fluids
    - Ushering in Banality
    - ICANN! No U CANN't!
    - roving_reporter
    - DNS: A Short History and a Short Future

    David Farber
    - Overcoming ICANN (PFIR statement)

    A. Michael Froomkin
    - When We Say US™, We Mean It!
    - ICANN 2.0: Meet The New Boss
    - Habermas@ discourse.net: Toward a Critical Theory of Cyberspace
    - ICANN and Anti-Trust (with Mark Lemley)
    - Wrong Turn in Cyberspace: Using ICANN to Route Around the APA & the Constitution (html)
    - Form and Substance in Cyberspace
    - ICANN's "Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy"-- Causes and (Partial) Cures

    Milton Mueller
    - Ruling the Root
    - Success by Default: A New Profile of Domain Name Trademark Disputes under ICANN's UDRP
    - Dancing the Quango: ICANN as International Regulatory Regime
    - Goverments and Country Names: ICANN's Transformation into an Intergovernmental Regime
    - Competing DNS Roots: Creative Destruction or Just Plain Destruction?
    - Rough Justice: A Statistical Assessment of the UDRP
    - ICANN and Internet Governance

    David Post
    - Governing Cyberspace, or Where is James Madison When We Need Him?
    - The 'Unsettled Paradox': The Internet, the State, and the Consent of the Governed

    Jonathan Weinberg
    - Sitefinder and Internet Governance
    - ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains
    - Geeks and Greeks
    - ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy

    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)


     
    Registrars ICANN clarifies false WHOIS data policy
    posted by michael on Friday May 10 2002, @01:28PM

    Anonymous writes "In the most recent holy document to be posted to the ICANN site, a clarification is made about the policy with respect to inaccurate information in WHOIS. Specifically, ICANN points out that registrars must investigate reports by "any person" that contact information for a domain is incorrect. Registrars must contact the registrant and verify the data, and if there is no response within 15 days, must cancel the domain.

    Why is ICANN making a big deal about this? Let's think about it..."



    Yes, there have been rumblings from the US Government about the accuracy of WHOIS data, and ICANN surely wants to give the impression of "doing something about it." But let's take this a step further. What happens to cancelled or expired domain names in com/net/org? That's right: nothing. Verisign hangs on to them, hopefully to sell them at a premium with their new service.

    What would happen if "any person" challenged the whole contents of the .com database? I'd guess that well over 30% of the names would be found to have no valid contact information at all. And I'd even guess that another 30% or so wouldn't respond to a simple email asking for validation of the data. I honestly believe that upwards of two-thirds of the domains would be "cancelled."

    Cancelled right into Verisign's bank account.

    Wild-assed conspiracy theory? Sorry, nothing surprises me anymore.

    ++Peter

     
      ICANNWatch Login  
    Nickname:

    Password:

    [ Don't have an account yet? Please create one. It's not required, but as a registered user you can customize the site, post comments with your name, and accumulate reputation points ("karma") that will make your comments more visible. ]

     
      Related Links  
  • document
  •  
    This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
    ICANN clarifies false WHOIS data policy | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 6 comments | Search Discussion
    Click this button to post a comment to this story
    The options below will change how the comments display
    Threshold:
    Check box to change your default comment view
    The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.

    by lextext on Friday May 10 2002, @02:34PM (#6238)
    User #6 Info | http://www.lextext.com
    ...if there is no response within 15 days, must cancel the domain.

    My read of the policy was that the domain name would be "subject to" cancellation, not that the registrar would be required to cancel it. Did I misread that? -- Bret

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: ICANN clarifies false WHOIS data policy
    by bobo (boris@delastone.com) on Monday May 13 2002, @02:55AM (#6275)
    User #3361 Info | www.delastone.com
    Is Icann think that deleting a .com, .net or .org cost to registrar money. For the registry Neulevel deleting a domain name is a free command.

    For verisign it cost 6 dollars !


    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: ICANN clarifies false WHOIS data policy
    by bobo (boris@delastone.com) on Monday May 13 2002, @02:56AM (#6276)
    User #3361 Info | www.delastone.com
    Is Icann think that deleting a .com, .net or .org cost to registrar money. For the registry Neulevel deleting a domain name is a free command.

    To delete a domain with verisign registry it cost to registrar 6 dollars !

    So may ICANN think that before told registrar to delete domain they should ask Verisign registry to make this cancelation a free command.

    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
  • 1 reply beneath your current threshold.

  • Search ICANNWatch.org:


    Privacy Policy: We will not knowingly give out your personal data -- other than identifying your postings in the way you direct by setting your configuration options -- without a court order. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 by ICANNWatch.Org. This web site was made with Slashcode, a web portal system written in perl. Slashcode is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
    You can syndicate our headlines in .rdf, .rss, or .xml. Domain registration services donated by DomainRegistry.com