Whois Steering Committee Results.

The GNSO’s WHOIS Steering Committee’s work product has now been forwarded to the GNSO Council: Terms of Reference for three task forces, on Restricting access to WHOIS data for marketing purposes, Data collection and display, Accuracy. I don’t thi…

The GNSO’s WHOIS Steering Committee’s work product has now been forwarded to the GNSO Council: Terms of Reference for three task forces, on Restricting access to WHOIS data for marketing purposes, Data collection and display, Accuracy. I don’t think any of the groups involved with the steering committee is entirely happy with these terms of reference, but that may just be a sign for a good compromise.What’s more worrisome is that the commercial user constituencies have recently started campaigning against the general approach, and for a single task force that would address the top 5 issues that started off the steering committee’s work. Such a task force would basically have no chance to make any progress on WHOIS privacy at all.