Whois: Domain Name Privacy May Soon Become History

If you’ve registered any Web domains for your small business, there’s a potential privacy policy change of which you should be aware.   The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is considering changing a policy involving WHOIS, a database of personal information for those who register domain names.   Currently, domain owners can choose …

WHOIS Website Beta Launched by ICANN

Following through on community recommendations for improving accountability and transparency, ICANN has launched the first phase of a new “one-stop” online resource about the WHOIS directory service. This new information website provides a clear and easy-to-understand explanation of how to access existing WHOIS information on who has registered domain names. It also makes it easy …

ICANN working group seeks to kill WHOIS

An ICANN working group is seeking input on a replacement for the current WHOIS system for retrieving details of domain name registrations   An Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) working group is seeking public input on a successor to the current WHOIS system used to retrieve domain name information.   The Expert …