Dot-coms will double in price, but we don’t care -- ICANN
by Kieren McCarthy | 10 Feb 2012 |
Inside the RAA: Whois verification
We spoke to those in and around the closed-doors negotiation of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). This is what we learnt.
The most contentious aspect of closed-door negotiations around the Registrar Accreditation Agreement has been the matter of Whois verification.
From the start, ICANN’s negotiating team made it clear to their registrar counterparts that "verification" of domain name registrants would be used as a benchmark for the success of the negotiations overall.
Initial discussions moved away from the strict requests made by law enforcement, which include verification of a large number of different aspects from IP address to billing address to email and phone numbers.