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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Authoritative Study of Domain Name Data Accuracy Released

Accuracy of WHOIS registrant contact information. (PRNewsFoto/National Opinion Research Center) CHICAGO, IL UNITED STATES

1 Mar 2010 15:10 Africa/Lagos

Authoritative Study of Domain Name Data Accuracy Released

CHICAGO, March 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An authoritative study on the accuracy of information provided by those who register Internet domain names - registrants - finds that 23 percent of the records are fully accurate, eight percent are patently false, and the remainder fall somewhere in between these two extremes. About 75 percent of all records examined eventually led back to the registrant but the majority of records contained at least some missing or inaccurate information. The attached chart shows the range of accuracy levels identified in the study.


(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100301/DC62151)


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has released for public comment a study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, which examined the records of the WHOIS service. WHOIS provides free public access to information about the people and organizations who register domain names.


The study was designed to provide a baseline measurement of the accuracy of WHOIS records in five top level domains (.com, .org, .net, .info and .biz) using an internationally representative sample of 1,419 records. NORC researchers applied three criteria to each record selected in order to verify the mailing address, the association between the name and the mailing address, and to confirm that the registrant had in fact provided information for the domain name.


The study also identified several barriers to registrant data accuracy, including concerns about privacy, confusion about the information required, lack of clarity in the standard to which information should be entered, no requirement for proof of identity or address, and differences in the approaches used by different registrars.


"The Internet community has been aware of issues with WHOIS data accuracy for some time," Jennifer A. Kelly, lead investigator for the study, said. "Many good proposals have been put forward to address them but consensus on how best to proceed has been difficult due to uncertainty about the extent of the problem. This study provides a solid basis for moving forward," she went on to say, "and it will help stakeholders determine the level of investment required to improve the WHOIS service."


The public comment period runs through April 15, 2010. To view and download the report, go to:


http://www.icann.org/en/compliance/reports/whois-accuracy-study-17jan10-en .pdf.


ABOUT ICANN


ICANN is a nonprofit, private sector led corporation based in California and created in 1998 to coordinate key functions of the global Internet. The work if ICANN is for the public benefit, specifically the benefit of domain name registrants and the global community of an estimated one billion Internet users. ICANN is the place for stakeholder driven policy development on the management of the DNS and issues surrounding it. Learn more at: http://www.icann.org/.


ABOUT NORC


NORC conducts high-quality social science research in the public interest. To learn more about NORC, visit our website http://www.norc.org/.


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Source: National Opinion Research Center

CONTACT: Cathleen Savage of National Opinion Research Center,
+1-301-634-9411


Web Site: http://www.norc.org/


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Amnesty International to release report exposing shocking level of unlawful police killings in Nigeria

2 Dec 2009 12:04 Africa/Lagos

Amnesty International to release report exposing shocking level of unlawful police killings in Nigeria

ABUJA, December 2, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On Wednesday, 9 December 2009, Amnesty International will release a comprehensive report exposing the shocking level of unlawful police killings in Nigeria.

In the report, Killing at will: Extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings in Nigeria, the organization will reveal how the majority of unlawful police killings go un-investigated and the perpetrators unpunished. The families of the victims usually get no justice or redress. Most never even find out what happened to their loved ones.

The publication will be released to media at a press conference in Abuja.

The report is based on interviews and research carried out throughout the country, including visits to prisons and interviews with prisoners.

DETAILS:

Who: Lucy Freeman, Amnesty International's Campaigner on Nigeria


Noel Kututwa, Amnesty International's Special Adviser on Africa


Damian Ugwu, Executive Director, Social Justice and Advocacy Initiative (SJAI)


Chief Titus Ibeku, father of Chika Ibeku, who is a victim of enforced disappearance


Vincent Obetta, lawyer based in Enugu

What: Release of Amnesty International report Killing at will: Extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings in Nigeria.


When: 10.00 am – 12.00, local time

Where: Committee Room A

National Centre for Women Development
Better Life St., Central Area
P.M.B 185
Garki
Abuja



For further details or to arrange an interview, please contact: Eliane Drakopoulos (mob) +44 7778 472 109.


Source: Amnesty International