[bc-gnso] FOR REVIEW: Draft BC comments on new study of privacy/proxy abuse
tim at domaintools.com
Thu Oct 31 21:54:23 UTC 2013
The Whois Privacy and Proxy issue is enormously important to the safety and
security (not so sure about 'stability') of the Internet, something we're
meant to care a lot about. Being new, I'm still not clear how this study
dovetails with the ARDS work where, it appears, actual change can be
But an area I'd like to see more clarity in is the use-cases where privacy
is important for the 'legitimate' registrants. I only ever hear about two:
free speech and not-tipping-your-hat about new products. It seems if we
could outline specific use cases, we could at least try to solve for them.
For example, at the risk of this being stupid rather than clever, couldn't
it be a possible solution to the latter that privacy registration is
allowed so long as the domain isn't put live into DNS? i.e. no nameserver.
Amazon can go register or buy all its "Kindle" domain names a year ahead
of launch, and just sit on them until go-live, at which point privacy goes
away and their actual contact info is shown for those domains that are
delegated into DNS.
Our clients are increasingly in the network security and threat
investigation realm. Their voice is very relevant for the BC. Speaking
for them if I may, whois privacy is one of their biggest consternations,
and is a huge hurdle between being able to defend and investigate, and
being left powerless.
Anyway, thanks to Elisa and Susan. I only made it through the Exec Summary
of that doc (62 pages!?), and know that whois has a long history as in
issue within the ICANN constituencies, so apologies if this is old hat. If
nothing else, I'm 110% behind make progress on whois privacy and proxy.
Looking forward to meeting everybody in Buenos Aires.
On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Steve DelBianco
<sdelbianco at netchoice.org>wrote:
> During last 2 BC member calls and in the 3-Oct email below, we called
> for volunteers to draft a BC comment on the new independent Study<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/whois-pp-abuse-study-24sep13-en.htm&k=ZVNjlDMF0FElm4dQtryO4A%3D%3D%0A&r=cjstkpAuvAi4gqeqX5O18A%3D%3D%0A&m=atI2B5DOYETcLTekAtbBjynVr5U9M6KiyK3%2FR5ojU7s%3D%0A&s=8ae41b24259025e32cf78a20f7e0c14b4b25c12c6f2aaaef26bcb0aa67abd1f3> of
> Whois Privacy & Proxy Service Abuse. (link<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/whois-pp-abuse-study-24sep13-en.htm>
> Fortunately, Elisa Cooper and Susan Kawaguchi volunteered to review the
> study and draft our comments.
> The first draft is attached, giving BC members 12 days to review and
> comment before the 11-Nov deadline.
> Please REPLY ALL with any questions or suggestions.
> Thanks again to Elisa and Susan for taking the lead.
> From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco at netchoice.org>
> Date: Friday, October 4, 2013 11:09 AM
> To: "Deutsch, Sarah B" <sarah.b.deutsch at verizon.com>, Susan Kawaguchi <
> susank at fb.com>
> Cc: BC Executive Committee <bc-excomm at icann.org>, Elisa Cooper <
> Elisa.Cooper at markmonitor.com>
> Subject: Business Constituency comments on new study of privacy/proxy
> On today's BC call, we talked about the new independent Study<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/whois-pp-abuse-study-24sep13-en.htm&k=ZVNjlDMF0FElm4dQtryO4A%3D%3D%0A&r=cjstkpAuvAi4gqeqX5O18A%3D%3D%0A&m=atI2B5DOYETcLTekAtbBjynVr5U9M6KiyK3%2FR5ojU7s%3D%0A&s=8ae41b24259025e32cf78a20f7e0c14b4b25c12c6f2aaaef26bcb0aa67abd1f3> of
> Whois Privacy & Proxy Service Abuse.
> The BC advocated for this study several years ago. And these Results
> verify BC suspicion that bad actors use P/P to avoid identification. But
> there are many important findings here, and we need volunteers to analyze
> and draft BC comments.
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