ICANN Continues Debate Over Future of "Whois" Database

Hearings on proposed changes to the domain name database known as "Whois" are expected next week in Lisbon, Portugal, before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, the main oversight agency for Internet addresses. Resolution, however, could take several more months or even years, with crucial details on implementation still unsettled and a vocal minority backing an alternative.

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