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Rick Wesson

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Rick Wesson is CEO of Alice's Registry and CTO of the ICANN-Registrars Constituency. Views expressed here are his personal views and not necessarily those of the Registrars Constituency. Rick has worked on fraud detection and Internet identification for the financial services industry as well as developing many solutions for registrars implementing the Whois, RRP, EPP, and DNS protocols. Alice's Registry continues to support the open source community with generous grants through its SourceFund program. Fraudit and SourceFund are trademarks of Alice's Registry. All other brands and products referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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A Voting System for Internet by Domain Name Owners - Part II

This is the second part of a 2-part series article describing a method for voting among owners of domain names. To read the first part of this article click here.

After a ballot closes, each registrar will send the summary results to at least two vote counting entities. These organizations will tally summary results obtained from each registrar. The totals of the summary results will be cross-checked against totals from the other vote counting entities. more

A Voting System for Internet by Domain Name Owners - Part I

This is the first part of a 2-part series article describing a method for voting among owners of domain names.

The primary intended use for this is to allow identifiable participants in the domain name system to vote on matters that affect the whole domain name system in an easy (and easily-verifiable) fashion. The method for voting is specifying a string in the whois data for a domain name. more

Is Whois Data Accuracy Enough?

The Whois Task Force of the Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) has been consulting with registrars over the past few months on the Whois accuracy issue for law enforcement. The Task Force has enumerated three primary areas of interest: accuracy, uniformity, and better searching capabilities. When the registrars met with the Task Force in Shanghai, a fourth area of interest was also brought forward and advocated by many of the registrars at the meeting as paramount to the other three areas. This fourth area of interest was privacy. more

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