[alac] [Fwd: [gnso-dow123] Purpose of Whois : Types of problems]
What is the purpose of whois? Thoughts welcome.
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [gnso-dow123] Purpose of Whois : Types of problems Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 14:05:00 -0400 From: Jordyn A. Buchanan <jordyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: Whois TF mailing list <gnso-dow123@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
As we discussed on the last call, I'm sending out e-mails to encourage discussion of a few key points of difference that we've seen in the constituency statement. This is the first issue relating to the types of problems that Whois is intended to address.
1) Some constituency statements indicate that the purpose of the Whois system is to provide contact information to assist in the resolution of specific types of problems. For example, the NCUC statement suggests that the purpose is limited to resolving "technical problems". On the other hand, the IPC statement does not limit the purpose to resolving a specific type of problem.
Should the purpose of Whois be defined in resolving specific types of problems?
2) What types of problems should the purpose encompass? Technical problems? Legal problems relating to the domain name itself? Legal problems relating to the content hosted using the domain? Non-legal issues relating to content? Others?