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WHOIS ARS Phase 2 Cycle 1 Results Summary: Region, gTLD and RAA Type

This page provides high level results regarding syntax and operability accuracy of domains in three subgroups: ICANN Region, gTLD type, and RAA Type. All accuracy rates are to the baseline requirements of the 2009 RAA. For the full report and details, see here

Accuracy Results by ICANN Region

 

Table 1. Syntax Accuracy by ICANN Region 

ICANN Region

E-mail

Telephone

Postal Address

All 3 Accurate

Africa

99.9% ± 0.2%

66.8% ± 2.9%

42.2% ± 3.1%

29.8% ± 2.9%

Asia Pacific

99.5% ± 0.3%

78.7% ± 1.7%

52.5% ± 2.0%

39.5% ± 2.0%

Europe

99.8% ± 0.2%

85.2% ± 1.5%

67.6% ± 2.0%

58.8% ± 2.1%

Latin America and Caribbean

99.9% ± 0.1%

79.2% ± 1.9%

67.1% ± 2.1%

56.9% ± 2.3%

North America

99.9% ± 0.1%

86.1% ± 1.3%

97.1% ± 0.6%

83.9% ± 1.4%

The above table shows that Europe and North America are highest and Africa is lowest, just as in Phase 1. For postal addresses, North America is highest and Africa and Asia-Pacific are lowest. North America is also highest for having all three contact modes conform to the RAA 2009 standards and Africa and Asia-Pacific are lowest. Note: There are no statistical differences between regions for email address. 

 

Table 2. Operability Accuracy by ICANN Region

ICANN Region

E-mail

Telephone

Postal Address

All 3 Accurate

Africa

91.0% ± 1.8%

63.7% ± 3.0%

95.0% ± 1.4%

57.0% ± 3.1%

Asia Pacific

86.8% ± 1.4%

59.9% ± 2.0%

96.8% ± 0.7%

49.4% ± 2.0%

Europe

86.8% ± 1.5%

69.6% ± 2.0%

98.5% ± 0.5%

59.8% ± 2.1%

Latin America and Caribbean

92.6% ± 1.2%

78.2% ± 1.9%

99.4% ± 0.4%

72.7% ± 2.0%

North America

87.9% ± 1.2%

82.2% ± 1.4%

99.6% ± 0.2%

73.2% ± 1.7%

The table above shows that for email addresses, African and Latin America/Caribbean domains have higher operability accuracy rates than the other regions. For telephone numbers, Latin American/Caribbean and North American domains have higher operability accuracy rates. For postal addresses, African and Asian-/Pacific domains have lower operability accuracy rates than the other regions. With regard to all nine contacts passing all accuracy tests, Latin American/Caribbean and North American domains have higher rates among the regions, and Asian-/Pacific domains have a lower rate.

Accuracy Results by gTLD Type

 

Table 1. Syntax Accuracy by gTLD Type 

 

E-mail

Telephone

Postal Address

ALL 3 Accurate

Prior gTLD

99.1% ± 0.2%

83.0% ± 0.8%

79.8% ± 0.9%

67.4% ± 1.0%

New gTLD

99.9% ± 0.1%

89.4% ± 1.4%

67.5% ± 2.1%

64.6% ± 2.2%

The table above shows that Prior gTLDs have lower accuracy on email addresses and telephone numbers, but higher accuracy on postal addresses. However, the two groups are not statistically different on having “All 3 Accurate”.

 

Table 2. Operability Accuracy by gTLD Type 

 

E-mail

Telephone

Postal Address

ALL 3 Accurate

Prior gTLD

86.9% ± 0.7%

74.3% ± 1.0%

98.0% ± 0.3%

64.9% ± 1.0%

New gTLD

92.0% ± 1.2%

66.7% ± 2.1%

97.8% ± 0.7%

61.3% ± 2.2%

The table above shows that Prior gTLDs have lower accuracy on email addresses, but higher accuracy on telephone numbers for operability. Prior gTLDs also have a higher rate of having “All 3” contact fields accurate.

 

Accuracy Results by RAA Type

 

Table 1. Syntax Accuracy by RAA Type

RAA Type

E-mail

Telephone

Postal Address

ALL 3 Accurate

2009 RAA

98.1% ± 0.6%

89.1% ± 1.3%

81.7% ± 1.6%

77.1% ± 1.7%

2013 RAA GF

99.4% ± 0.2%

80.2% ± 1.2%

81.6% ± 1.2%

66.5% ± 1.5%

2013 RAA NGF

98.8% ± 0.3%

88.6% ± 1.0%

74.8% ± 1.4%

67.8% ± 1.5%

The table above shows that the 2013 RAA GF group has lower telephone accuracy while the 2013 RAA NGF group has lower postal address accuracy. Since the 2009 RAA was not lower for any mode, this group has a higher percentage of all nine contacts being accurate. Note: there are no statistical differences in email address accuracy across RAA type. 

 

Table 2. Operability Accuracy by RAA Type 

RAA Type

E-mail

Telephone

Postal Address

ALL 3 Accurate

2009 RAA

77.2% ± 1.7%

82.2% ± 1.6%

95.9% ± 0.8%

61.7% ± 2.0%

2013 RAA GF

85.4% ± 1.1%

72.0% ± 1.4%

98.4% ± 0.4%

62.0% ± 1.5%

2013 RAA NGF

91.2% ± 0.9%

76.9% ± 1.3%

97.4% ± 0.5%

70.3% ± 1.5%

The table above shows that, compared to the other groups, the 2013 RAA NGF group has higher email address accuracy while the 2009 RAA group has lower email address accuracy. The 2009 RAA group has higher telephone accuracy while the 2013 RAA GF group has lower telephone number accuracy compared to the other RAA Status groups. The 2013 RAA GF group has higher postal address accuracy while the 2009 RAA group has lower postal address accuracy. Since this group is highest in email and not lowest in any, the 2013 RAA NGF group has a higher percentage of “all 3” being accurate.