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Thick Whois Policy for .COM Goes Live

“The domain name industry is kicking off one of its most fundamental shifts in its plumbing this week.” Kevin Murphy reporting in Domain Incite: “Over the next two years, Verisign and every registrar that sells .com domains will have to rejigger their systems to convert .com from a “thin” to “thick” Whois. This means that by February 1, 2019, Verisign will for the first time control the master database of all Whois records for .com domains, rather than it being spread piecemeal across all registrars.”

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