Whois Registrant Identification Study, Draft Report

15 February 2013

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 15 February 2013
Categories/Tags: Policy Processes
Purpose (Brief): This study, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago, uses Whois to classify entities that register gTLD domain names, including natural persons, legal persons, and Privacy/Proxy service providers. Using associated Internet content, the study classifies entities using those domains, and observed potentially commercial activities. Findings will help the community understand how Registrants identify themselves in Whois.
Public Comment Box Link: http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/whois-regid-15feb13-en.htm