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Draft Report on WHOIS Accuracy



  1. Phase 1. Develop First Draft
    100% complete

    Ended: 15 Feb 2010

  2. Phase 2. Open for Comment
    100% complete

    Ended: 15 Apr 2010

  3. Phase 3. Finalize Final Draft
    100% complete

    Ended: 16 Apr 2010

  4. Phase 4. ALAC Vote
    100% complete

    Ended: 25 Apr 2010

  5. Phase 5. Submission
    100% complete

    Submitted: 3 May 2010

Submitted a Statement

Submission due: 3 May 2010 23:59 UTC


The National Opinion Research Center (NORC) recently completed a study commissioned by ICANN to determine the percentage of domain names registered under the top 5 gTLDs (i.e., .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info) that contain accurate WHOIS data. Today, the draft report is being posted for review and comment through 15 April 2010. Community members are invited to review the draft report and its findings and comment on all aspects of the report. The information in the report is intended to contribute to the ongoing community discussion regarding WHOIS and should be useful in any future policy development process regarding WHOIS. The draft report can be found here:See public comment in

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