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The Natural Persons Proposal

  • To: whois-services-comments@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: The Natural Persons Proposal
  • From: Danny Younger <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 05:10:30 -0800 (PST)

I believe that a consensus has emerged that natural
persons who use their domains exclusively for
non-commercial activity have the right to and the
expectation of privacy with respect to the display of
their contact details within the WHOIS.

This proposal posits only one change to current WHOIS
policy; during the registration process, registrants
will declare that they are either:

A.  Natural persons who will use their domains
exclusively for non-commercial activity; or,

B.  Another type of registrant.

Those that affirm as type (A) registrants will not
have their postal address listed in the WHOIS
(currently required under section of the
Registry-Registrar Accreditation Agreement), and
neither will they be required to list the postal
address, e-mail address, voice telephone number, and
(where available) fax number of the administrative
contact (currently required under section

In the event that a registrant who has affirmed under
(A) engages in commercial activity, this proposal is
supplemented by the recommendation tendered by the
WHOIS Task Force chair that proposed:

"a mechanism that would allow Whois users to request
access to the removed data elements if the reason the
information was removed was no longer valid, or if the
domain was being  used illegally or to harm the
security or stability of other Internet  resources.  A
third party would evaluate the request, and allow the
release  of the data if the party making the request
proved that one of these conditions had been met."

Thank for for your consideration of this proposal.

Best regards,
Danny Younger

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