ICANN, assisted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), recently completed a draft of its study of the percentage of domain names registered using a privacy or proxy service. Today, that draft report is being posted for review and comment through
6 November 2009 (extended to 20 November 2009).
The findings in the report identify a percentage range of domain names that appear to have been registered using a privacy or proxy service. To inform this study, ICANN relied on a random sample of 2400 domain names drawn in March 2009 from the universe of domain names registered under the top 5 gTLDs (i.e., .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info).
Community members are invited to review the draft report and its findings and comment on all aspects of the report.
The draft report can be found here: http://www.icann.org/en/compliance/reports/privacy-proxy-registration-services-study-28sep09-en.pdf [PDF, 124K]
The Process From Here:
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:
The Staff is opening a 30-day public comment, from 2 October through
6 November 2009 (extended to 20 November 2009), and invites community comments on this matter.
The formal Public Comment Forum Box is located here http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/public-comment-200911.html#proxy
To submit comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
To view comments: http://forum.icann.org/lists/privacy-proxy-study/
Staff Responsible: William A. McKelligott