Explanation/Background: Over the years, the ICANN community has expressed interest in and raised questions about domain names registered using a privacy or proxy registration service. In response, ICANN conducted an exploratory study in 2009 to assess an approximate percentage of domain names (through a statistical sampling plan) contained in the top 5 gTLD registries that used privacy or proxy registration services.
The study indicated that at least 18% (and probably not much more than 20%) of the domain names contained in the top 5 gTLD registries used privacy or proxy registration services.
Please see the Privacy Proxy Registration Services Study Report [PDF, 572 KB] for more information.
|Staff member responsible: Stacy Burnette