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ICANN To Gauge Privacy Concerns Over 'Whois' Database
The study, to be conducted by the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), is directed at anyone who has ever used the service and will be used to assess whether changes should be considered to the current Whois policy adopted by ICANN.
"There have been calls from some quarters for more information to be made available, and from other quarters - namely the privacy areas - for less information to be made available," said Paul Kane, chairman of the Whois Committee, a subset of ICANN's Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO). "So, it's very much a fact-finding mission."
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