[council] Proposed motion on WHOIS

Ross Rader ross at tucows.com
Wed Jun 28 12:09:24 UTC 2006

I'd note that there is a 15 minute delay between the sending of this 
motion and the receipt of it. Coupled with the telephonic difficulties, 
I have been completely unable to follow this discussion.

As previously requested, I'd like to reiterate my request to take no 
action on this question until we've all had time to consider the inputs 
and potential implications.

Bruce Tonkin wrote:
> Proposed Motion
> 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:
> One:  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.
> Two: the ICANN staff will provide a summary of the other interpretations
> of the definition that have been expressed by the community and
> Governments.
> Three: the Council will undertake a dialogue with the GAC and SSAC on
> developing a broadly understandable definition of the purposes for which
> the current data required in the RRA is collected.
> Four: 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.
> Five: The GNSO Council will take the final report from the WHOIS task
> force that addresses all terms of reference, and the definition of
> purpose of collecting data derived from the dialogue with the GAC and
> SSAC, and consider improving the wording of the WHOIS service definition
> so that it is broadly understandable.
> The GNSO Council notes that the current 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.



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