[council] Fast Flux Hosting - re stated motions
tim at godaddy.com
Wed Apr 16 11:30:50 UTC 2008
> To initiate a Policy Development Process uniquely on
> the issues deemed in scope in the Issues report.
What are the issues deemed to be in scope? The report does not elaborate
on what those are. The report does say the GC's opinion is that *some
aspects relating to the subject of fast flux hosting are within scope of
the ICANN policy process* but does detail those aspects except to say
"as fast flux hosting activities concern gTLDs, the issue is within the
scope of the GNSO to address.*
What the report is actually recommending is further research. We can do
that without initiating a PDP on yet unknown *aspects* that might apply
What our resolution asked for was *potential next steps for GNSO policy
development designed to mitigate the current ability for criminals to
exploit the DNS via "fast flux" IP or nameserver changes.* The report
specifically states *the overall question of how to mitigate the use of
fast flux hosting for cybercrime is broader than the GNSO policy
development process.* So what we asked for is clearly deemed out of
Any vote to initiate a valid PDP based on this issues report requires a
I don't understand the insistance on a PDP when we can initiate the
recommended research and fact-finding without one.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [council] Fast Flux Hosting - re stated motions
From: "Philip Sheppard" <philip.sheppard at aim.be>
Date: Wed, April 16, 2008 2:45 am
To: "'Council GNSO'" <council at gnso.icann.org>
you are right and the situation is no different to any PDP. I suggest
Whereas, "fast flux" DNS changes are increasingly being used to commit
and frustrate law enforcement efforts to combat crime, with criminals
rapidly modifying IP addresses and/or nameservers in effort to evade
detection and shutdown of their criminal website;
Whereas, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee has reported on
trend in its Advisory SAC 025, dated January 2008:
Whereas, the SSAC Advisory describes the technical aspects of fast flux
hosting, explains how DNS is being exploited to abet criminal
discusses current and possible methods of mitigating this activity, and
recommends that appropriate bodies consider policies that would make
practical mitigation methods universally available to all registrants,
registrars and registries,
Whereas, the GNSO resolved on March 6, 2008 to request an Issues Report
ICANN Staff, to consider the SAC Advisory and outline potential next
for GNSO policy development designed to mitigate the current ability for
criminals to exploit the NS via "fast flux" IP and/or nameserver
Whereas, the ICANN Staff has prepared an Issues Report dated March 25,
25mar08.pdf, recommending that the GNSO sponsor additional fact-finding
research to develop best practices guidelines concerning fast flux
and to provide data to assist policy development and illuminate
Whereas, ICANN should consider whether and how it might encourage
operators and registrars to take steps that would help to reduce the
done by cybercriminals, by curtailing the effectiveness of these fast
The GNSO Council RESOLVES:
To initiate a Policy Development Process uniquely on the issues deemed
in scope in the
(This will require a 33% vote)
Whereas Council has decided to launch a PDP on fast flux hosting;
The GNSO Council RESOLVES:
To form a Task Force of interested stakeholders and Constituency
representatives, to collaborate broadly with knowledgeable individuals
organizations, in order to develop potential policy options to curtail
criminal use of fast flux hosting.
The Task Force initially shall consider the following questions:
..Who benefits from fast flux, and who is harmed?
..Who would benefit from cessation of the practice and who would be
..How are registry operators involved in fast flux hosting activities?
..How are registrars involved in fast flux hosting activities?
..How are registrants affected by fast flux hosting?
..How are Internet users affected by fast flux hosting?
..What measures could be implemented by registries and registrars to
the negative effects of fast flux?
..What would be the impact (positive or negative) of establishing
limitations, guidelines, or restrictions on registrants, registrars
registries with respect to practices that enable or facilitate fast flux
The Task Force shall report back to Council within 90 days, with a
discussing these questions and the range of possible answers developed
the Task Force members. The Task Force report also shall outline
next steps for Council deliberation.
(This will require a 50% vote)
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