How You Can Help
KnujOn will begin featuring serious policy issues here that the public can participate in changing and improving.
One of the reasons we have so much chaos in the Registrar community is because of secrecy and a lack of
public accountability. There are at least 100 Registrars currently using "mail drop" addresses or post office
boxes for their disclosed location.
KnujOn found 70 Registrars with no disclosed location at all.
Dozens of Registrars claim to be in one country but are really in another.
KnujOn has also found registrars with false or incorrect address information in their own Whois records.
ownership of some Registrars has also caused considerable controversy when eventually disclosed.
This is suggested language. Any version that addresses the issues discussed above and meets the requirements of public disclosure.
If you wish to support this proposal, please write a brief and polite email as an Internet user to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your concern of the lack of public Registrar disclosure and request that the new version of the RAA include a section requiring owner and location disclosure. You may use the suggested language above, your own version, or simply a personal statement of concern over the issue.