[bc-gnso] ALERTS from the Secretariat: WHOIS Technical Requirements Survey - Draft - Request for community input

Benedetta Rossi bc-secretariat at icann.org
Thu May 31 12:38:29 UTC 2012

Dear BC Members,

Please find below the ICANN announcement regarding the WHOIS Technical 
Requirements Survey Draft. The comment period opened yesterday (May 30th 
2012) and will close on June 20th 2012, as per the announcement below.

Kind Regards,

Benedetta Rossi
BC Secretariat
bc-secretariat at icann.org

*Public Comment Box Link:*



  WHOIS Technical Requirements Survey - Draft

Comment/Reply Periods ^(*)


Important Information Links

*Comment Open:*


30 May 2012

*Comment Close:*


20 June 2012

*Close Time (UTC):*




Public Comment Announcement 

*Reply Open:*


20 June 2012


To Submit Your Comments (Forum) 
<mailto:draft-whois-requirements-survey at icann.org>

*Reply Close:*


16 July 2012


View Comments Submitted 

*Close Time (UTC):*




Report of Public Comments

Brief Overview

*Originating Organization:*


GNSO Council – WHOIS Survey Working Group



Policy Processes

*Purpose (Brief):*


The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council's WHOIS Survey 
Working Group (WSWG) requests community input on the draft WHOIS 
Technical Requirements Survey. The Working Group is soliciting input 
from experts on technical requirements for a new WHOIS protocol, in 
particular people knowledgeable about technical aspects of WHOIS who can 
help assess if the survey asks the right questions and in the right 
style to elicit technical feedback. The Working Group seeks specific 
suggestions on changes to language and questions that will make it 
clearer for experts to complete.

*Current Status:*


This Public Comment solicitation represents an opportunity for the 
community to share perspectives on the proposed draft WHOIS Technical 
Requirements Survey. In parallel, the WSWG will conduct a Webinar to 
promote the survey and solicit additional feedback.

*Next Steps:*


The WSWG will consider the comments received as part of their 
deliberations and creation of the final version of the WHOIS 
Requirements Survey. Upon submission to the GNSO Council, the survey 
will be announced and released for community participation. The survey 
will be available for 30 days. Afterwards, the WSWG will compile, 
analyze and report on the survey results to produce a final report 
outlining possible WHOIS Technical requirements.

*Staff Contact:*


Liz Gasster




policy.staff at icann.org 
<mailto:policy.staff at icann.org?subject=More%20information%20on%20the%20WHOIS%20Technical%20Requirements%20Survey%20-%20Draft%20public%20comment%20period>

Detailed Information

*Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose*

The WHOIS Survey Working Group produced a draft survey of WHOIS 
Technical Requirements at the request of the GNSO Council Resolution 
(http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions#20111006-1). The Working Group is 
seeking community feedback on the draft, which will be considered by 
GNSO Council and later released to the community for participation in 
the WHOIS survey.
The Survey can be accessed here: http://icann.isoc.ug/whoissurvey/?sid=71483
The Working Group will accept community feedback via the public comment 
forum. Additionally, users of the survey will see a free-form text 
dialogue box at the bottom of each section of the survey. Users may use 
this space to provide specific feedback with respect to the questions 
loaded for that section. If you use this feature, be sure to include 
your identity so that we may relate your response to the public comment 
review process.

*Section II: Background*

The Working Group aims to draft, implement, and analyze the results of a 
survey measuring the level of support for various technical requirements 
outlined in the GNSO WHOIS Service Requirement Report 
633 KB]). The WHOIS Survey Working Group will produce a Report to be 
delivered to the GNSO Council describing the results of the survey and 
recommendations for next steps for the GNSO Council's consideration 
concerning the WHOIS service requirements.

*Section III: Document and Resource Links*

1.WHOIS Requirements Survey - http://icann.isoc.ug/whoissurvey/?sid=71483

2.WSWG Charter - 
http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/charter-wswg-06oct11-en.pdf[PDF, 476 KB]

3.WSWG Wiki - 

4.GNSO WHOIS Service Requirement Report - 
633 KB]

*Section IV: Additional Information*



/(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not 
guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, 
or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses./

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