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ICANN Launches Whois Accuracy Study

ICANN in coordination with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago ("NORC") has undertaken a study of domain name Whois contact data accuracy. Over the years, ICANN constituencies and others have observed apparent inaccuracies in Whois contact data provided by registrants when registering and maintaining domain names. This, according to ICANN, is an attempt to contribute to community discussion regarding Whois policy and inform ICANN compliance activities.

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