Privacy advocates will have to wait a little longer before they can rest assured that most Web site registration information will be kept confidential. In late March, an international council that oversees domain name registration created a study group to further review a system that another subcommittee had supported a few weeks earlier.

On March 12 the earlier panel told the council, the Generic Names Supporting Organization, that it voted 7 to 6 to support a system that reduces the amount of information that must be made public. But on March 28 the council voted to create the new study group largely because of the lack of consensus.

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