Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by Whois-Search, Jun 17, 2006.
You're saying the PAB "wants correct registrant data." ?
"Why does Nominet publish these details?
We operate a public registry on behalf of all Internet users and it therefore make the records we hold available to everyone. The WHOIS makes it easier to track down the legal registrant of a domain name and should therefore help build more confidence in the use of the Internet."
"track down" as in send an DRS to or a punchupyerfroat ?
"C. Registered Name Holder or "Domain Holder"
........we must evaluate whether the registrant data is personal and should be treated with special care. Of all the contact data, we find the Domain Holder to be the most personal. This is the woman, the family head, the Cub Scout leader, and other individuals and leaders of small organizations who must list their personal names, home addresses, private phone numbers and personal email addresses. Once published, this personal data is used for all the abuse and misuse documented in the Task Force Uses report — from spamming to stalking and harassment....
The collection of such personal data as a global ICANN WHOIS policy serves no technical purpose.... Accordingly, the collection of Domain Holder data serves little purpose for the WHOIS database and should not be continued as a global ICANN policy."
Nominet knows "the legal registrant", if they need to "track them down"
The public whois should simply direct to;
mydomain.xx@ Registrant's agent e-mail address
If that's all you want the public whois to do, then all you need is another address in they style of postmaster@ (Which all domains running MTAs in accordance with the RFCs are mandated to monitor) for domain adminstration releated contacts. Would that be good enough?
Do we really need both a whois for domain registration, and one for IP addresses? Is the contact details of the person responsible for the IP good enough?
If the answer is that neither of those is good enough - then you're left with something like the current whois.
Sorry, I wasn't clear enough on the issue of correctness. There are two elements
1. The registrant name. We treat whoever is down in this field as the registrant. So if a third party has their name in there, because they are doing it on behalf of someone else then as far as we are concerned the third party IS the registrant and the person they are doing it on behalf of is not. So, this field cannot contain an agents data.
2. The address. The principle we work to here is 'correct for contact', in other words you can put in the address of an agent or forwarding service, provided that any communications we send will get to you - it must work.
I should also point out that gTLD policy is in not really relevant to us. All ccTLDs make local policy decisions about the data we publish.
Separate names with a comma.