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

James Galvin jgalvin at afilias.info
Wed May 11 19:08:28 UTC 2016

On 11 May 2016, at 14:28, Denny Watson wrote:

> 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”.
> Let me simply this; There is a wealth of data that needs to be 
> provided
> in the public interest.

I would appreciate the opportunity to better understand this “need” 
and its relationship to the “public interest”.


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