[council] Board resolution regarding WHOIS policy development

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Tue Jul 11 05:47:02 UTC 2006

From: http://www.icann.org/minutes/resolutions-30jun06.htm

Board Resolution Regarding WHOIS Policy Process

Whereas, work on policies regarding WHOIS has been ongoing within ICANN
since 2000, and has been the subject of several public workshops (in
Montreal, Luxembourg, and Vancouver). 

Whereas, on 2 June 2005, the GNSO Council adopted terms of reference for
the most recent GNSO Whois Task Force. Whereas, the Board notes that the
Whois Task Force intends to produce an Initial Report including
preliminary recommendations in early October 2006, to take in public
comment (including comment from the GAC and individual GAC members)
through the end of November 2006, to produce a Final Report for GNSO
Council action in December 2006, and to have a Board Report ready for
Board action in early 2007. 

Whereas, the Board notes that both the GAC and the GNSO have continued
to have open dialogue as to the issues covered by the WHOIS task force
terms of reference. 

Whereas, the Board wishes to thank the participants in the Whois Task
Force and the GNSO Council, many of whom have been working on these
issues for many years, and wishes to encourage them in completing their
remaining tasks. 

Whereas, the Board recognizes that the timelines in the standard PDP
scheme may be unrealistic for complex and controversial issues. 

Resolved (06.__), the Board urges the GNSO and its Whois Task Force to
continue its work on WHOIS in accordance with the timeline announced at
these Marrakech meetings, with the goal of having recommendations ready
for Board consideration in early 2007. 

Resolved (06.__), the Board supports the GNSO's commitment to alert the
GAC and the ICANN community as a whole as to the timing of public
comment periods established by the Whois Task Force, and to ensure that
all interested stakeholders are aware of the status of the work of this
Task Force. 

Resolved (06.__), the Board directs staff to work with the GNSO on
reviewing the PDP timelines in the ICANN bylaws as recommended in the
independent review of the GNSO Council in 2004. This work should take
into account any further recommendations from the current independent
review of the GNSO, and consider revisions that would create realistic
schedules for community input into future ICANN policy development

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