Transcript KnujOn Review of Registrar Obligations, Compliance, and
KnujOn Review of Registrar Obligations, Compliance, and Permitted Illicit Activity Executive Summary • Total of 298 Registrars may be in breach of the RAA for varying reasons • 115 Registrars have serious issues with their WHOIS service • 22 Registrars don’t post required policies • 50 Registrars still have not posted their address • 200 Registrars may not be valid companies • 10 Registrar websites have false WHOIS (complaints filed today) • 16 De-accredited Registrars are still selling gTLDs and/or claiming ICANN status • 8 Registrars have “F” ratings from the BBB • Some Registrars support massive illicit drug networks WHOIS Access by Registrar • KnujOn tested Port 43 WHOIS access of all Registrars for 71 days • 4 Registrars have worse records than Alantron • 12 Registrars have less than 90% success rate, in all 27 had regular outages • 59 Registrars refused to disclose Port 43 address • 2 Contact emails were rejected Web-Based WHOIS • 8 Registrars have non-functioning WHOIS or direct visitor to foreign WHOIS. • 11 Registrars have “Domain Lookup” which is NOT WHOIS. • 8 Registrars do not seem to have web WHOIS or buried so deeply on the site no consumer could find it. Full Data on June 21 • Full extent of our findings will be published on June 21. • Garth Bruen and Robert Bruen will be on hand in Brussels to discuss these problems.