CIPPIC submits comments to ICANN on WHOIS database

| June 17, 2004
CIPPIC calls for greater privacy protection of personal information stored in domain name registries (the "WHOIS" database) in its comments filed today, in response to three policy papers recently released by ICANN. CIPPIC\'s view is that the public benefits of a completely open WHOIS database (the current situation) are outweighed by the costs of this approach in terms of spam, privacy invasions, and an incentive for registrants to provide inaccurate data in order to protect their privacy.