ICANN ICANN Email List Archives

[At-Large Advisory Committee]

<<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>>

Re: [alac] Various

  • To: <alac@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [alac] Various
  • From: "Sebastian Ricciardi" <sricciardi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 00:45:38 -0300

I didn't mean to make any "formal proposition" (yet). Just a stronger
statement in advocacy of user privacy rights.

Anyway, can somebody here explain me why is WHOIS service so critical for
the "health" of the Internet ?

I have a couple of  questions in process (I have not submitted to the WHOIS
list YET) :

1./ Is WHOIS a critical service? Why?
2./ Does it need to be public?
3./ There might be a thousand technical ways to limit port 43 access. Why is
this still an issue ?
4./ Are we agree on the principle that user privacy should be protected?
What are the limits of the privacy rights of the individual user?
5./ Wouldn't be better if the registrar keep the information (at least a
part of it, i.e. e-mail address and telephone number) safe and bring it to
an interested party in a need to know basis?



<<< Chronological Index >>>    <<< Thread Index >>>

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Cookies Policy