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    ICANN To Allow WHOIS Privacy -- But Only When Legally Required
    On December 21st, 2007 with 0 comments
    ICANN has published a notice of implementation of the revised ICANN Procedure...
    Section: Main > PrivacyGovernment Advisory Committee (GAC)

    WHOIS in a .name? It'll cost you to find out
    On October 9th, 2007 with 1 comments
    fnord writes "As Milton Meuller pointed out, the most recent attempt by the...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Whois Timeline published
    On August 23rd, 2007 with 0 comments
    Researchers at IGP have prepared a comprehensive timeline of the evolution of...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Consensus Eludes Whois Working Group
    On August 21st, 2007 with 0 comments
    The report of the Whois Working Group was published today. The Working Group...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    WHOIS Debate Goes to Brazil
    On December 4th, 2006 with 0 comments
    The ICANN GNSO's effort to make the Internet's WHOIS service consistent with...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    A Good Day for Privacy in Washington
    On July 20th, 2006 with 0 comments
    kathrynkl@aol.com writes "Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    In Historic Vote on WHOIS Purpose, Reformers Win by 2/3 Majority
    On April 12th, 2006 with 7 comments
    It has taken almost three years -- by some counts, more than 6 years -- but...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Any Free Speech Left in .US?
    On February 15th, 2006 with 10 comments
    kathrynkl@aol.com writes "Robert Peterson registered his .US domain name by...
    Section: Main > PrivacyLawsuits and Judicial Decisions

    US Government Uses GAC to Combat Privacy Push in WHOIS
    On June 10th, 2005 with 38 comments
    At the Luxembourg ICANN meeting, the US Government is organizing a 4-hour...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    From Capetown: "Bottom" hits staff wall on way "up"
    On December 3rd, 2004 with 3 comments
    Some of the weaknesses in ICANN's vaunted "bottom up" policy making process...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Canada's .ca public WHOIS to be PIPED out
    On November 23rd, 2004 with 10 comments
    fnord writes "We Canucks have made another attempt to prove that we're not just...
    Section: Main > Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)Privacy

    WHOIS TF3 Report One-Sided and Off-base
    On July 5th, 2004 with 14 comments
    KathyK writes "I submitted the following comments to WHOIS Task Force 3. My...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Recent WHOIS Report Overlooking Fundamental Issue?
    On June 16th, 2004 with 8 comments
    Anonymous writes "In a recent CircleID article, Rod Dixon says: 'Each [WHOIS]...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    ICANN Releases 3 Whois Reports for Comments
    On May 30th, 2004 with 2 comments
    ICANN Seeks comments (a formality?) on its Whois Reports (announcement...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Whois: Watch out for that "White List"
    On May 9th, 2004 with 26 comments
    ICANN's revision of its Whois policy is reaching a critical phase. After...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Civil society groups protest U.S. Whois law
    On May 6th, 2004 with 3 comments
    IDP Highlights writes "Five civil society groups have issued a joint letter...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Data Protection Law Finally Arrives at ICANN
    On March 4th, 2004 with 5 comments
    The Secretary General of the Italian Data Protection Authority, Giovanni...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    A Congressional Vote of No Confidence for ICANN
    On February 5th, 2004 with 29 comments
    Kathryn Kleiman writes "Yesterday the US House of Representatives Judiciary...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Network Solutions, Privacy Advocate
    On October 1st, 2003 with 3 comments
    Network Solutions, the largest domain name registrar, has taken a visible...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    CDT Calls for "Privacy Balance" regarding
    On September 12th, 2003 with 0 comments
    dmehus writes "The Center for Democracy and Technology, a well-known non-profit...
    Section: Main > PrivacyWatchdogs

    Does Online Privacy 'Really' Matter?
    On September 12th, 2003 with 0 comments
    AF writes "In introducing yet another online privacy bill, Sen. Ernest Hollings...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    The World According to US Dept of Justice
    On June 25th, 2003 with 5 comments
    "Legal process is an impediment to law enforcement." --John LoGalbo, U.S....
    Section: Main > Privacy

    EPIC Excluded From ICANN's WHOIS Workshop Committee
    On June 11th, 2003 with 6 comments
    K.Kleiman writes "ICANN has posted its list of the President's WHOIS Workshop...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    The Bootleg WHOIS process expands
    On June 5th, 2003 with 2 comments
    As many people feared and some people warned, the WHOIS-related...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    ICANN Registrars Organizing a Process Outside the WHOIS Process
    On May 27th, 2003 with 0 comments
    Another sign that ICANN is getting more and more like a government body? The...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    WHOIS Privacy Issues Report Smokescreens Problem
    On May 15th, 2003 with 9 comments
    The Staff Manager's Issues Report on Privacy Issues Related to Whois appears...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    WHOIS Contact Info Rule Stifles Political Dissent?
    On May 12th, 2003 with 2 comments
    As noted by Danny Younger on the GA list, FrontPageMagazine.com carries a story...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    'ICANN strikes a blow against UCE'
    On April 3rd, 2003 with 9 comments
    Fred Showker writes "As an avid UCE (spam) fighter, and proponent of the "ISP...
    Section: Main > Privacy

    Signs of Progress on Privacy
    On March 29th, 2003 with 2 comments
    At the Rio meeting, Whois issues dominated the discussion on the GNSO Council....
    Section: Main > Privacy

    It's Always a Consensus When ICANN is For It
    On March 28th, 2003 with 10 comments
    As one might expect, ICANN has not only adopted the majority "GNSO...
    Section: Main > Privacy

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