Public Comment

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Preliminary Issue Report on 'Thick' Whois

Comment Period Important Information Links
Open Date: 21 November 2011
Close Date: 30 December 2011 Public Comment Announcement To Submit Your Comments (Forum Closed)
Time (UTC): 23:59 View Comments Submitted Report of Public Comments
Originating Organization: ICANN Policy Department

ICANN Staff is seeking comments on the Preliminary Issue Report on 'Thick' Whois [PDF, 635 KB].

Current Status: The Preliminary Issue Report explores the issue of 'thick' Whois and makes recommendations on whether the GNSO Council should initiate a policy development process on the requirement of 'thick' Whois for all incumbent gTLDs. This Public Comment solicitation represents an opportunity to share perspectives on 'thick' Whois, the Preliminary Issue Report contents, and whether the GNSO Council should initiate a Policy Development Process on this issue.
Next Steps: The Preliminary Issue Report will be updated to reflect community feedback submitted through this forum. A Final Issue Report will then be presented to the GNSO Council for its consideration as to whether a Policy Development Process should be initiated.
Staff Contact: Marika Konings Email: