[council] Proposed simplified WHOIS motion for 20 July 2006

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 18 12:26:56 UTC 2006


Thanks for another round at simplifying the motion. However, this version
loses the important commitment to engage in dialogue with the GAC and SSAC. 
I prefer to have the motion include the reference to the work of the GAC and
the Council on examining and discussing the purpose and uses of WHOIS.  So,
I'd prefer to see that segment put back into the motion. 

The motion below asks some of the Councilors to state what they think the
formulation 1 means and why they supported it. I am not inclined to oppose
that segment of the motion, but ask, for clarification:  What do we intend,
as Council, to do with this new information from Councilors? How will it be
used? Is it additional information to inform Council's discussions, or is it
to assist the TF in improving clarity of where the Councilors views are? 

On a broader note, the interpretation of Formulation 1 that you presented to
the joint GAC/Council meeting on Monday that I saw in the PowerPoint later,
appears to address some of the concerns of the BC, if indeed, Formulation 1
is inclusive of the needs that we see for public access to the data to
support the concerns and needs of ISPs, business users, trademark interests,
consumer protection and law enforcement. 

Since it was presented to the GAC, and is a part of the documentation of
that joint meeting, I'd like to clarify, within Council, what its status, if
any, is. And to establish if we have broad Council acceptance of that
interpretation. I think that is important to assist both Council and the TF.

To recap: 

On the revised motion, I prefer to see the reference to the joint
GAC/Council work included.

On the discussion of the interpretation of Formulation 1, I am not convinced
that the Council has discussed and accepted the broader definition. I think
we need to know where we are. 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of Bruce Tonkin
Sent: Monday, July 17, 2006 11:16 PM
To: Council GNSO
Subject: [council] Proposed simplified WHOIS motion for 20 July 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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