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Study on Whois Privacy & Proxy Service Abuse

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  • 1. Develop First Draft
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    Ended: 27 Sep 2013

  • 2. Open for Comment
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    Ended: 30 Sep 2013

  • 3. Finalize Final Draft
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    Ended: 14 Oct 2013

  • 4. ALAC Vote
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    Ended: 22 Oct 2013

  • 5. Submission
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    Submitted: 22 Oct 2013

Submitted a Statement

Submission due: 22 Oct 2013 23:59 UTC

Background

This study, conducted by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in the United Kingdom, analyzes gTLD domain names to measure whether the percentage of privacy/proxy use among domains engaged in illegal or harmful Internet activities is significantly greater than among domain names used for lawful Internet activities. Furthermore, this study compares these privacy/proxy percentages to other methods used to obscure identity – notably, Whois phone numbers that are invalid. These findings will help the community understand the role that privacy and proxy service abuse plays in obscuring the identities of parties engaged in illegal or harmful activities, including phishing, cybersquatting,...See public comment in icann.org
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