One fundamental prerequisite for the functioning of the Domain Name System (DNS) is the uniqueness of a registered domain name. A whois database service was therefore created as a support service to register information on each registered domain name. This service allows interested parties to address queries to the database to obtain information about who the holder is, how many domain names a holder has registered, who is the registrar for the domain name, etc.
By investigating three different contractual frameworks (.no, .eu and .com), this report highlights the main challenges for the different systems. The report is one element of a long-term research programme on Internet Governance being conducted by the Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law (NRCCL), University of Oslo, by Dana Irina Cojocarasu. The project is financed by Norid.
Administrative system and Alternative Dispute Resolution under Norwegian domain name management. (In Norwegian only).