FW: [bc-gnso] FOR REVIEW BY 2-AUG: BC comments on Thick Whois PDP Initial Report

Marie Pattullo marie.pattullo at aim.be
Mon Jul 29 14:30:21 UTC 2013

Thanks to Elisa & Steve; AIM fully supports a move towards thick WHOIS.


On page 2, can we please add one bullet:


Requiring a ‘thick’ WHOIS would: 

•              improve response consistency,

•              improve stability,

•              improve access to WHOIS data, and

•              provide a more level playing field for competition between Registries.

•              enhance consumer/user protection


Rationale: we’re supposed to be ensuring that the DN system works for the benefit of users – not just registrars/registries. Consumers should have the right to know to whom they are giving their data, including credit card details.


Many thanks for considering the above,





From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf Of Laura Covington
Sent: dimanche 28 juillet 2013 18:22
To: Steve DelBianco
Cc: bc-gnso at icann.org list
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] FOR REVIEW BY 2-AUG: BC comments on Thick Whois PDP Initial Report


Looks good to us.  Thanks, Elisa. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 27, 2013, at 9:43 AM, "Steve DelBianco" <sdelbianco at netchoice.org> wrote:

As we've discussed before, there's a PDP (Policy Development Process) underway to consider requiring thick Whois for all gTLD registries — including legacy TLDs such as com and net.


The Working Group published its Initial Report (here <http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/whois/thick-initial-21jun13-en.pdf%20> ), concluding there are more benefits than disadvantages to requiring thick Whois for all gTLD registries. The Working Group recommends that thick Whois services should "become a requirement for all gTLD registries, both existing and future."


Public comment page is here <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/thick-whois-initial-21jun13-en.htm> .


Elisa Cooper prepared the attached draft of BC comments.


The reply comment period closes 4-Aug-2013, so please Reply All before 2-Aug with edits or questions.  


And thanks to Elisa for preparing this draft.



Steve DelBianco 

Vice chair for policy coordination

Business Constituency


<BC Comments - Thick Whois PDP WG Initial Report [Draft v1].doc>

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