ICANN Resolutions » 2003-03-27 - GNSO Recommendation on Whois Accuracy and Bulk Access

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2003-03-27 - GNSO Recommendation on Whois Accuracy and Bulk Access


Resolution of the ICANN Board
Topic: 
Policies regarding Whois Accuracy and Bulk Access
Summary: 

Board approves four policy recommendations on Whois from the GNSO: 1) establishment of an annual Whois Data Reminder Policy, designed to improve Whois accuracy; 2) a Restored Names Accuracy Policy that applies when names have been deleted on the basis of submission of false contact data or non-response to registrar inquiries, also intended to improve Whois accuracy; 3) a prohibition against bulk access to Whois information for marketing purposes; and 4) additional prohibitions against resale or redistribution of bulk WHOIS data by data users.

Category: 
gTLDs
Meeting Date: 
周四, 27 三月 2003
Resolution Number: 
03.41, 03.42
Status: 
Complete
Implementation Actions: 
  • Implement Whois Data Reminder Policy.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Services department
    • Due date: The Compliance Date for registrars accredited before 16 June 2003 was 31 October 2003. The Compliance Date for registrars accredited after 16 June 2003 was the effective date of their accreditation agreements.
    • Completion date: 31 October 2003
  • Implement Restored Names Accuracy Policy.
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Services
    • Due date: Implementation Documents were issued on 12 August 2004.
    • Completion date: (effective date) 12 November 2004
  • Implement Whois Marketing Restriction Policy (includes two recommendations).
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Services
    • Due Date: Implementation Documents were issued on 12 August 2004.
    • Completion date: (effective date) 12 November 2004
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, on 20 February 2003, the GNSO Council accepted a Final Report of the GNSO Council's Whois Task Force on Whois Data Accuracy and Bulk Access to Whois Data and forwarded it to the Board as a consensus-policy recommendation;

Whereas, the report was posted on the ICANN web site on 11 March 2003, with a call for public comment;

Whereas, various public comments were received and considered by the Board;

Whereas, the report was discussed at the ICANN Public Forum session held on Wednesday, 26 March 2003;

Whereas, the Board has considered the various comments by members of the Internet community at the Public Forum session;

Resolved [03.41] that the Board adopts the four consensus-policy recommendations contained in the Final Report of the GNSO Council's Whois Task Force on Whois Data Accuracy and Bulk Access to Whois Data;

Further resolved [03.42] that the President and General Counsel are authorized to take steps to implement those policy recommendations though amendments and notices, as appropriate, pursuant to ICANN's agreements with gTLD registry operators and registrars.

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