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[Discuss] Public comments are invited on GNSO Council's WHOIS reports and recommendations. (fwd)
From: Jay Sulzberger <jays () panix com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 22:34:21 -0400 (EDT)



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 Subject: [Discuss] Public comments are invited on GNSO Council's WHOIS reports
     and recommendations.

 http://www.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-14sep07.htm

 Public comments are invited via email until 00:00 UTC (17:00
 PDT) on 30 October 2007 on the GNSO Council's WHOIS reports and
 recommendations.

Submit comments to: whois-comments-2007 () icann org View comments at http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-comments-2007/.

 Background

 In March, 2007, a WHOIS Task Force convened by the GNSO Council
 in June, 2005 completed its final report. The Task Force was
 asked to address important questions related to WHOIS. Key
 questions included the purpose of WHOIS service, which
 information should be available to the public, how to improve
 WHOIS accuracy and how to deal with conflicts between WHOIS
 requirements and relevant privacy laws. In the final report, a
 simple majority of members of the WHOIS Task Force endorsed a
 proposal called the "Operational Point of Contact" (OPOC).

 Under OPOC, every registrant would identify a new operational
 contact and the technical and administrative contact details
 would no longer be displayed. The final WHOIS Task Force Report
 of 12 March, 2007 is posted at
 http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois-privacy/whois-services-final-tf-report-12mar07.htm.

 Following completion of the Task Force Report and public comment
 period, on 28 March the GNSO Council issued a resolution creating
 a WHOIS Working Group to examine three issues and to make
 recommendations concerning how current policies may be improved
 to address these issues:

    1. to examine the roles, responsibilities and requirements of
 the OPOC, and what happens if they are not fulfilled;
    2. to examine how legitimate interests will access
 unpublished registration data; and
    3. to examine whether publication of registration contact
 information should be based on the type of registered name holder
 (legal vs. natural persons) or the registrant's use of a domain
 name.

 The Whois Outcomes Working Group Report was finalized on 20
 August, 2007. It is posted at
 http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/icann-whois-wg-report-final-1-9.pdf
 [PDF, 213K]. On 6 September 2007, the GNSO Council approved a
 resolution which, among other things, establishes a schedule for
 consideration of the WHOIS Task Force Report and the WHOIS
 Working Group Report. This schedule includes solicitation of
 further public comments and culminates in a public Council
 discussion and vote on 31 October 2007 during the Los Angeles
 ICANN.

 In addition, the resolution calls for ICANN staff to prepare a
 type of "draft final report" that references the Task Force
 Report, the Working Group Charter and the Working Group Report
 and which includes an overall description of the process. The
 following document, entitled, Staff Overview of Recent GNSO WHOIS
 Activity [PDF, 77K], has been prepared in response to the Council
 Resolution. It contains the full text of the GNSO resolution and
 the schedule for GNSO Council consideration of the reports.

 Again, further public comments are invited via email until 00:00
 UTC (17:00 PDT) on 30 October 2007 on the GNSO Council's WHOIS
 reports and recommendations referenced above and summarized in
 the Staff Overview of Recent GNSO WHOIS Activity [PDF,
 77K]. Submit comments to: whois-comments-2007 () icann org  View
 comments at http://forum.icann.org/lists/whois-comments-2007/.

 --
 Glen de Saint G?ry
 GNSO Secretariat - ICANN
 gnso.secretariat[at]gnso.icann.org
 http://gnso.icann.org


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