Service Whois, which is a useful tool that allows Internet users to obtain information about the registration of a domain – one of the most discussed topics in the domain industry. To study problems related to Whois, ICANN’s spending a lot of money and time.
A report was published of the team that has been studying the problems of service, she outlined the main points and made recommendations corporation. One of the first challenges faced by the researchers – the absence of a single, transparent, understandable policy Whois. Registrars now interpret the rules each in their own way. The research team believes that ICANN should develop a common policy issues and to give this service a strategic priority. It should also take steps to reduce the number of domains, where the owner is unknown.
The results in this area the corporation must publish annually. (The report of the working group in general a lot of offers with the word “shall”). Whois service should be marked that it is private information. Those data will be freely available on the network must be strictly defined. A registrars need from time to time to inspect the data of their clients. Another important question – mapping data owners IDN-domains.
Despite the fact that the decision on their launch was made a long time ago, when Whois still have trouble seeing the alphabets of different countries. References and on the information that must be closed to the public. This privacy need companies that are developing new product or service, movies, etc., as well as organizations that do not want to be associated with a specific domain name. Also in private may leave those who consider themselves sexual or ethnic minorities profess some religion or relates to any political system.
This possibility should be those individuals who simply do not want to publish their data on the network. Webmasters who register names themselves to their customers at an early stage, too, should be able to remain in the shadows. In fact, it just specific examples of the categories of people and companies, which spoil the Whois-statistics unreliable data because they have a reason not to tell the whole truth.
In 2009, ICANN conducted the study, which indicated that only 23% of the records in the Whois were completely accurate, and 20% were completely inaccurate. Lies the domains due to low confidence in the service and lack of understanding of what and where the result will be displayed.
According to another study, 20% of respondents were completely unaware that such Whois and where they enter their data.