All Things WHOIS, ICANN 52 Presentation

ICANN 52: All Things WHOIS from ICANN

Slide deck from the ICANN 52 session All Things WHOIS which was presented in Singapore on Monday, 9 February 2015 (see below agenda and links).

WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information. The protocol stores and delivers database content in a human-readable format. The WHOIS protocol is documented in RFC 3912. (Wikipedia)

For more information:
ICANN 52 | Singapore WHOIS Session  -- 9 February 2015 from 14:00-15:15 SGT at ICANN52 | Singapore -- Brief overview of the WHOIS program and the WHOIS Roadmap, highlighting interdependencies among the different projects and opportunities for Community input. The session included panel discussions on current WHOIS issues, such as exploring possible identity validation checks as part of the future design of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System, the effectiveness of the 2013 Registrar's Accreditation Agreement WHOIS accuracy specifications, and the next steps for evaluating the EWG's proposal for a next generation registration directory service to replace the current WHOIS. The session concluded with an open Q&A session.

James Bladel, GoDaddy
Chris Disspain, ICANN Board
Avri Doria, NCSG
Susan Kawaguchi, Facebook
Brad Marden, Interpol

Agenda Details:
  1. Brief Staff Update: WHOIS Roadmap and GAC Request
  2. Panel Discussion on specific topics:
WHOIS Accuracy Developments
ARS Design: Exploring Identity Validation checks
2013 RAA WHOIS Accuracy Specification Effectiveness & Upcoming Review
Q&A - Future of WHOIS: Next Steps for the EWG's Proposed Replacement to WHOIS
Q&A on any WHOIS issue

Archival Media:
All Things WHOIS | Audio: Full [EN] Audio Stream Archive English
All Things WHOIS | Audio: Full [ES] Audio Stream Archive Español
All Things WHOIS | Audio: Full [FR] Audio Stream Archive Français
All Things WHOIS | Audio: Full [ZH] Audio Stream Archive 简体中文
All Things WHOIS | Adobe Connect: Full [EN] Virtual Meeting Room Stream Archive English

All Things WHOIS | Transcript [EN] Transcript [PDF 294.37 KB] English
All Things WHOIS | Presentation [EN] Presentation [PDF 1.56 MB] English
WHOIS Activity Through 2017 Presentation [PDF 179.63 KB] English
WHOIS Activity Roadmap Presentation [PDF 446.02 KB] English

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