For as long as I can remember, Whois has been an important topic at ICANN. Whether related to accuracy, acceptable use, privacy concerns, availability or compliance, the topic of Whois is always one that draws interest and attention.
Now, in an attempt to better understand issues surrounding 1) the relay of information to privacy/proxy registrations and 2) the reveal of ownership for privacy/proxy registrations, ICANN is sponsoring a survey seeking input from requesters, privacy and proxy providers, and registrars.
ICANN has contemplated a more in-depth Relay and Reveal Study and is using this survey to assess the likelihood of success of a potential future study.
The survey which should take no longer than 20 minutes also enables participants to register their interest in future studies.
More information about the study is available here.