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ICANN fails to pass domain name WHOIS registry privacy reforms

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) failed to overcome a stalemate on its efforts to reform the way that domain names WHOIS data is handled. The WHOIS
registry contains the names, address, and contact information of Internet domain name registrants. The information contained in the registry is public, with the exception of domain names with proxy
registration.

Businesses, law enforcement, and especially Intellectual Property and Internet Lawyers regularly utilize the domain names WHOIS registry to identify cybersquatters, spammers, phishers, trademark
infringers, copyright infringers, and others. However, the WHOIS registry is also open to abuse and …