Mary Wong mary.wong at icann.org
Tue Dec 10 18:33:26 UTC 2013

Dear WG members,

In case you are interested, the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers
that ICANN engaged to conduct the Whois Misuse Study commissioned by the
GNSO in 2010 will be conducting a webinar next Tuesday, 17 December, to
present and discuss their findings with the community. Their initial report
has also been published for public comment and can be accessed here along
with some further background information:

Please contact the GNSO Secretariat at gnso-secs at icann.org if you wish to
attend one of the two scheduled webinars.

The Misuse Study is the last of the studies and surveys that were
commissioned by the GNSO Council in 2010-11 to be completed. Prior to this,
the Privacy & Proxy Abuse Study was published for public comment in
September 2013; a report of the public comments received has now been posted
and we expect a Final Report from the research team at the National Physical
Laboratory to be completed very soon:
.htm. ICANN staff will publish the Final Report upon receipt and I will be
sure to alert you when that occurs.


Mary Wong
Senior Policy Director
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN)
Telephone: +1 603 574 4892
Email: mary.wong at icann.org

* One World. One Internet. *

From:  Glen de Saint Géry <Glen at icann.org>
Date:  Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:02 PM
To:  "council at gnso.icann.org" <council at gnso.icann.org>

> In order to participate, please RSVP via email to the GNSO Secretariat
> (gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org <mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org> ) to
> receive the call details.
> You are invited to participate in a webinar about the recently released Whois
> Misuse Study, conducted for ICANN by Carnegie Mellon University¹s Cylab. This
> study has now been published for public comment, and community feedback is
> being invited in order to assist ICANN with evaluating potential changes to
> Whois policy.
> The study was commissioned by the GNSO to obtain objective and quantifiable
> information about the extent, nature, and impact of WHOIS public data misuse ­
> that is, harmful actions taken using contact information obtained from WHOIS ­
> through (1) analyzing reported misuse incidents and (2) conducting experiments
> to measure misuse and the effectiveness of anti-harvesting measures. CMU was
> engaged to perform the study using two complementary approaches: (1) a
> descriptive study to document and analyze WHOIS misuse incidents that have
> already occurred and (2) an experimental study to stimulate and record misuse
> in order to measure more reliably the impact of making WHOIS data public and
> WHOIS query filters applied to deter data harvesting.
> CMU¹s chief researchers on the study, Dr. Nicolas Christin and Mr. Nektarios
> Leontiadis, and ICANN staff will provide a briefing on Tuesday 17 December at
> 12.00 UTC and 
> 19.00 UTC, summarizing their findings and conclusions based on the studies
> they performed and data they analyzed. Amongst other topics, Dr. Christin and
> Mr. Nektarios will discuss:
> ·        CMU¹s methodology for the study and the hypothesis tested;
> ·        The different project activities that were undertaken for the study;
> ·        CMU¹s analysis of the data reported and sampled for the study; and
> ·        CMU¹s conclusions based on the results of its analysis.
> The two sessions are duplicates, scheduled to accommodate different time
> zones. Each session, scheduled to run for sixty (60) minutes, will be
> conducted in English only. The meeting will be run in Adobe Connect with a
> slide presentation along with a dial-in conference bridge for audio.
> Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each
> session. During the course of the webinar, questions may also be submitted
> using the chat function of Adobe Connect. If you are not able to participate
> in either of the live sessions, the recording of the session will be made
> available shortly after the meeting. The policy staff is always available to
> answer any questions that you email to policy-staff at icann.org
> <mailto:policy-staff at icann.org> .
> In order to participate, please RSVP via email to the GNSO Secretariat
> (gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org <mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org> ) to
> receive the call details. Please indicate which call you would like to join on
> Tuesday 17 December - at 12.00 UTC or at 19.00 UTC (to convert those times
> into your local time, see:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html
> <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html> ). We will send you an
> e-mail reminder before the event with log-in and dial-in details. Please DO
> NOT RSVP to any other ICANN staff member¹s e-mail address.

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