[bc-gnso] FOR REVIEW: draft BC comment on study of Whois misuse

Stephane Van Gelder Consulting svg at stephanevangelder.com
Fri Jan 10 22:58:39 UTC 2014

Hi Steve,

Thanks to you, Susan, John and Jimson for your work on this.

SVGC supports the comment as presented.


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On 10 January 2014 21:41, Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco at netchoice.org> wrote:

>  ICANN posted a  Study<http://whois.icann.org/sites/default/files/files/cmu-misuse-study-26nov13-en.pdf> on
> Whois Misuse.
>  Back in 2009 the BC prompted this study to learn whether "*Public access
> to WHOIS data leads to a measurable degree of misuse – that is, to actions
> that cause actual harm, are illegal or illegitimate, or otherwise contrary
> to the stated legitimate purpose.*"
>  We discussed this study on our 5-Dec member call.  Three BC members
> volunteered to review and draft comments on the study  (Jimson Olufuye,
> Susan Kawaguchi, John Berard).
>    As discussed on our 9-Jan call, their proposed comment is brief and
> should be easy for members to do an expedited review before ICANN's due
> date of 18-Jan-2014.
>  So please review the attached and REPLY ALL with your comments or
> objections before 18-Jan-2014.
>  Thanks again to Jimson, Susan, and John for stepping-up to this.
>  Best,
> Steve DelBianco
> Vice chair for policy coordination
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