[GNSO-Accuracy-ST] External Data Point on Accuracy

Michael Palage michael at palage.com
Thu Jun 30 16:35:27 UTC 2022

Hello All,


Please make sure that everyone has used their “free time” today to complete the survey which is critical as we wrap up our work on Assignments 1 & 2. 


One of the themes that we have struggled with is providing a fact based approach to our work. While there has historically been a large number of inaccuracy complaints submitted to ICANN compliance, most of those complaints dissipated when RDDS data went dark (just checking to see if Marc Anderson is reading this email). 


I recently read this article involving the Spanish ccTLD Manager which reported the cancellation of more than 29,000 suspicious domain names “linked to fake online shopping websites that contained false or incorrect data.” See https://www.dominios.es/en/informacion-de-interes/noticias/collaboration-between-redes-and-incibe-enabled-cancellation-more


So here are some questions I would like to pose to the group. 

1)      I think this is an interesting data that should be included as a reference point as part of the broader domain name marketplace issue we are trying to address;

2)      With approximately 2 million names in the .ES zone, 29K domain names represents about 1.5% of domain names with false and inaccurate data. With 214 million gTLDs registered, 1.5% would account for over 3 million domain names with false/inaccurate data. Do members of this group find these numbers acceptable? 

3)      If not, what would be an acceptable number?

4)      I believe most credit card companies now look at credit charge back rates of less than 1%, to be deemed acceptable. Is this an appropriate reference point given that most domain name transactions probably take place via a credit card transaction?

Best regards,





-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/gnso-accuracy-st/attachments/20220630/66f4f0c7/attachment.html>

More information about the GNSO-Accuracy-ST mailing list