[bc-gnso] Re: For BC review & comment: draft response to Whois Review Team

Steve DelBianco sdelbianco at netchoice.org
Fri Apr 8 15:06:19 UTC 2011

Lynn — I agree we want a broad definition of "consumer" for purposes of reviewing WHOIS.  That's why I recommended we select the
thought the scond defintion (below) was the one

Any consumer that acts as a Producer of WHOIS data (see above), Maintainer of WHOIS data and provider of WHOIS Service (e.g. Registrars), or User of WHOIS data (e.g. – individuals, commercial or non-commercial entities who legitimately query the WHOIS data).

On 4/7/11 8:59 PM, "lynn at goodsecurityconsulting.com<mailto:lynn at goodsecurityconsulting.com>" <lynn at goodsecurityconsulting.com<mailto:lynn at goodsecurityconsulting.com>> wrote:

Thanks Steve for this draft and the work of the BC to provide productive comments.

As an member of the Whois Review Team, I would personally appreciate support from the BC for the broader definition of "consumer" as a global Internet user rather than the narrow definition that would limit the concept of consumers to registrants and ICANN stakeholders.

I maintain that the broader definition is consistent with language in other sections of the AOC that refer to "public interest" and "Internet users" as well as the policy requirement for public availability of Whois data.

Also, I believe members of the BC have first hand experience with the UDRP process and a good understanding of the dependency on Whois data for dispute resolution.  The BC perspective on this specific need for accurate and reliable Whois data would be helpful in progressing our work.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: For BC review & comment: draft response to Whois Review Team
From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco at netchoice.org<mailto:sdelbianco at netchoice.org>>
Date: Thu, April 07, 2011 2:46 pm
To: "bc-GNSO at icann.org<mailto:bc-GNSO at icann.org>" <bc-GNSO at icann.org<mailto:bc-GNSO at icann.org>>
Cc: Janet O'Callaghan <jocallaghan at newscorp.com<mailto:jocallaghan at newscorp.com>>, Lynn Goodendorf
<lynn at goodsecurityconsulting.com<mailto:lynn at goodsecurityconsulting.com>>, Berry Cobb
<berrycobb at infinityportals.com<mailto:berrycobb at infinityportals.com>>, Sarah Deutsch
<sarah.b.deutsch at verizon.com><http://sarah.b.deutsch@verizon.com>>;, Elisa Cooper
<Elisa.Cooper at markmonitor.com><http://Elisa.Cooper@markmonitor.com>>;

ICANN is gathering responses to questions posed by the Whois review team.

Attached is a discussion draft for BC response prepared by Elisa Cooper.  (Steve DelBianco added a bit about Whois studies)

On our last member call, several others also volunteered to add to this response, so we're looking forward to your additions:
Sara Deutsch
Berry Cobb
Lynn Goodendorf
Janet O'Callaghan

ICANN's Comment period closes 17-Apr.    Today (7-Apr) begins an 8-day review period for this discussion draft. We can submit this response later if members feel they need the entire 14-day review and discussion period.

Please review and post your suggestions/edits as soon as possible.   If there are no disagreements noted by 17-Apr, this response will be adopted without a voting period, and posted to ICANN.

For topic background, see http://icann.org/en/public-comment/#whois-rt

Thanks again to Elisa Cooper for serving as BC Rapporteur on this.

Steve DelBianco
Vice chair for policy coordination

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/bc-gnso/attachments/20110408/ea356618/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: BC_on_WRT_v1.docx
Type: application/x-msword
Size: 164134 bytes
Desc: BC_on_WRT_v1.docx
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/bc-gnso/attachments/20110408/ea356618/BC_on_WRT_v1.docx>

More information about the Bc-gnso mailing list