ALAC WHOIS policy proposal.

Here’s a policy proposal that ALAC just injected into WHOIS Task Forces one and two: Collect as little as possible, display even less. What is displayed goes into two tiers: A public one (with just the technical stuff) and an authenticated one (wh…

Here‘s a policy proposal that ALAC just injected into WHOIS Task Forces one and two: Collect as little as possible, display even less. What is displayed goes into two tiers: A public one (with just the technical stuff) and an authenticated one (where some personal data may go). Whoever wants to use the authenticated tier needs to identify themselves and their purpose. Purpose and identity of data users are made accessible to registrants.In response to other proposals that are floating around, we strongly recommend against a “shut down port 43, and do web interfaces with CAPTCHAs” approach,” and make some comments on the IP constituency’s call for more telephone numbers in WHOIS.