Re: [gnso-reg-sgc] Whois Sub Group C - matrix for discussion and additions
- To: Maria Farrell <maria.farrell@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [gnso-reg-sgc] Whois Sub Group C - matrix for discussion and additions
- From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 08 May 2007 12:07:08 +0100
I recommend that all cells in this matrix be filled with "CLOSED, absent
voluntary disclosure by the registrant." Existing databases, such as
national business directories, provide better places to add verification
of domain name association with commercial and non-commercial entities
After all, even listing a business's name in the WHOIS for a domain does
not guarantee that the business controls content available through that
domain. In 2002, The Yes Men registered dow-chemical.com in the name of
the Dow CEO's son and used it for several months before Dow obtained
control of the domain.
Maria Farrell wrote:
> Dear sub group members,
> Following our call last week, attached is a matrix of legal versus natural
> persons and commercial versus non-commercial activities. It is to help us
> organise our thoughts about how to distinguish between these categories and
> develop criteria for doing so consistently.
> Actions for Sub Group C members:
> * Please add examples where new examples will add to understanding of
> show exceptions to the rule.
> * Please add criteria for how to an entity in each cell (e.g. legal +
> commercial) might be distinguished.
> Any questions, feel free to email me directly.
> All the best, Maria
Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
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