Translations:ICANN 54 Primer/6/en

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Important Issues

Domain Privacy

The protocols and policy surrounding WHOIS have not changed much since its conception in the ARPANET days, but the use of WHOIS has changed dramatically. It has become a resource used by law enforcement, domain buyers and data miners alike. This has caused some to register their domains through privacy or proxy registration services. Recently the use of these services has become a center of debate and is one of the topics to look out for at this meeting.