[council] Proposed simplified WHOIS motion for 20 July 2006

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Tue Jul 18 03:16:14 UTC 2006

Hello All,

Further to my previous motion, here is a simplified motion that is
constrained to matters concerning the WHOIS service.

Bruce Tonkin

Proposed Simplified Motion on WHOIS

The GNSO Council notes that the current WHOIS definition is related to
the service that provides public access to some or all of the data
collected, and is not a definition of the purpose of the data itself.

In response to the extensive community and Government input on the
definition of the purpose of WHOIS, the GNSO Council agrees to undertake
the following steps:

(1)  Each Council member that voted in favour of the definition will
provide a brief explanation of the reason for supporting the resolution
and their understanding of its meaning.

(2) The ICANN staff will provide a summary of the other interpretations
of the definition that have been expressed during the public comment
period, and subsequently in correspondence from the public and

(3) The GNSO Council requests that the WHOIS task force continue with
their work as specified in the terms of reference taking into account
the recent input that has been provided.

(4)  The GNSO Council will take the final report from the WHOIS task
force that addresses all terms of reference, and consider improving the
wording of the WHOIS service definition so that it is broadly

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