Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

WHOIS Policy Review Team Draft Report

Comment Period Important Information Links
Open Date: 5 December 2011
Close Date: 18 March 2012 Public Comment Announcement To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
Time (UTC): 23:59 View Comments Submitted Report of Public Comments
Originating Organization: WHOIS Policy Review Team

The WHOIS Policy Review Team, constituted under ICANN's Affirmation of Commitments with the U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes its Draft Report and Recommendations [PDF, 1.04 MB] for public comment.

Translations of the Draft Report and Recommendations:

Appendices can be found here:

In addition to general comments and feedback, the Review Team seeks comment on the following issues:

  • Acceptable timeframes for ICANN to implement the Review Team's recommendations;
  • Particular ICANN departments, staff or supporting organizations which ought to be tasked with particular recommendations, with some explanation;
  • Input on all Recommendations, including Recommendation 17 in which two variations of scope are presented for the "common interface" recommendation;
  • Input on effective and efficient mechanisms for monitoring ICANN's progress in implementing the final Recommendations between completion of this Report and start of the next WHOIS Policy Review Team; and
  • Additional input and notes.
Current Status: Draft report for public comment
Next Steps: Final Report and Recommendations to be published by 30 April 2012.
Staff Contact: Olof Nordling Email:

Stay Connected

  • News Alerts:
  • Newsletter:
  • Compliance Newsletter:
  • Policy Update: