[council] Proposed Motion - Registration Abuse Policies Working Group

Rosette, Kristina krosette at cov.com
Thu Feb 12 20:17:21 UTC 2009


Set forth below is a proposed motion to create a Registration Abuse
Policies Working Group.  (The attached file also contains the motion
text.)  The motion is the output of the drafting group.  Do I have a



Whereas GNSO Council Resolution (20081218-3) dated December 18, 2008
called for the creation of a drafting team "to create a proposed charter
for a working group to investigate the open issues documented in the
issues report on Registrations[sic]  Abuse Policy".

Whereas a drafting team has formed and its members have discussed and
reviewed the open issues documented in the issues report.  

Whereas it is the view of the drafting Team that the objective of the
Working Group should be to gather facts, define terms, provide the
appropriate focus and definition of the policy issue(s), if any, to be
addressed, in order to enable the GNSO Council to make an informed
decision as to whether to launch PDP on registration abuse.

Whereas the drafting team recommends that the GNSO Council charter a
Working Group to (i) further define and research the issues outlined in
the Registration Abuse Policies Issues Report; and (ii) take the steps
outlined below. The Working Group should complete its work before a
decision is taken by the GNSO Council on whether to launch a PDP.

To form a Working Group of interested stakeholders and Constituency
representatives, to collaborate broadly with knowledgeable individuals
and organizations, to further define and research the issues outlined in
the Registration Abuse Policies Issues Report; and take the steps
outlined in the Charter. The Working Group should address the issues
outlined in the Charter and report back to the GNSO Council within 90
days following the end of the ICANN meeting in Mexico City. 

Scope and definition of registration abuse - the Working Group should
define domain name registration abuse, as distinct from abuse arising
solely from use of a domain name while it is registered. The Working
Group should also identify which aspects of the subject of registration
abuse are within ICANN's mission to address and which are within the set
of topics on which ICANN may establish policies that are binding on gTLD
registry operators and ICANN-accredited registrars. This task should
include an illustrative categorization of known abuses.

Additional research and identifying concrete policy issues - The issues
report outlines a number of areas where additional research would be
needed in order to understand what problems may exist in relation to
registration abuse and their scope, and to fully appreciate the current
practices of contracted parties, including research to:
*	'Understand if registration abuses are occurring that might be
curtailed or better addressed if consistent registration abuse policies
were established'
'Determine if and how [registration] abuse is dealt with in those
registries [and registrars] that do not have any specific [policies] in
'Identify how these registration abuse provisions are [...] implemented
in practice or deemed effective in addressing registration abuse'.

In addition, additional research should be conducted to include the
practices of relevant entities other than the contracted parties, such
as abusers, registrants, law enforcement, service providers, and so on.

The Working Group should determine how this research can be conducted in
a timely and efficient manner -- by the Working Group itself via a
Request for Information (RFI), by obtaining expert advice, and/or by
exploring other options. 

Based on the additional research and information, the Working Group
should identify and recommend specific policy issues and processes for
further consideration by the GNSO Council.

SSAC Participation and Collaboration
The Working Group should (i) consider inviting a representative from the
Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) to participate in the
Working Group; (ii) consider in further detail the SSAC's invitation to
the GNSO Council to participate in a collaborative effort on abuse
contacts; and (iii) make a recommendation to the Council about this

Workshop at ICANN meeting in Mexico City on Registration Abuse Policies
- In order to get broad input on and understanding of the specific
nature of concerns from community stakeholders, the drafting team
proposes to organize a workshop on registration abuse policies in
conjunction with the ICANN meeting in Mexico City. The Working Group
should review and take into account the discussions and recommendations,
if any, from this workshop in its deliberations.

 <<Draft motion - Registration Abuse Policies Charter - Updated 10
February 2009.doc>> 

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