Public Comment

Public Comment is a vital part of our multistakeholder model. It provides a mechanism for stakeholders to have their opinions and recommendations formally and publicly documented. It is an opportunity for the ICANN community to effect change and improve policies and operations.

Draft Report on WHOIS Accuracy

Open: 15 February 2010
Closed: 15 April 2010

Explanation/Background: The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) recently completed a study commissioned by ICANN to determine the percentage of domain names registered under the top 5 gTLDs (i.e., .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info) that contain accurate WHOIS data. Today, the draft report is being posted for review and comment through 15 April 2010.

Community members are invited to review the draft report and its findings and comment on all aspects of the report. The information in the report is intended to contribute to the ongoing community discussion regarding WHOIS and should be useful in any future policy development process regarding WHOIS.

The draft report can be found here: [PDF, 432 KB]

The Process Going Forward:

At the end of this Public Comment period, ICANN Staff will review the comments submitted and prepare a summary analysis of the various submissions.

Deadline and How to Submit Comments:

ICANN Staff is opening a 60-day public comment, from 15 February through 15 April 2010, and invites community comments on the draft report.

The formal Public Comment Forum Box is located here

To Submit Comments:

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Staff Responsible: David A. Giza, Senior Director, Contractual Compliance

Staff member responsible: Pam Little

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