[gnso-rds-pdp-wg] [renamed] Key early questions

James Galvin jgalvin at afilias.info
Wed May 11 19:07:16 UTC 2016

On 11 May 2016, at 12:14, Geoffrey Noakes wrote:

> Adding to what Steve writes: a great deal of the Internet trust model 
> is based on Certification Authorities (“CAs”, like Symantec, 
> Comodo, DigiCert, Entrust, GlobalSign, and others), who rely on WHOIS 
> data as one of the first sources of data that attests to “who is 
> this site I am working with, and how do I know that to be true”.  
> Any changes to WHOIS must take into account these other “contracted 
> parties”.

I do not have much sympathy for third party services that depend on 
freely available registration data.

Could you expand on why the domain name industry should be expected to 
support these industries for free?


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