[council] FW: GNSO Council Resolution for WHOIS Studies Funding for FY11

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Fri Apr 30 14:29:31 UTC 2010

From: Diane Schroeder

Dear Glen - I have forwarded this to the Board Finance Committee.  Regards,  Diane

From: Glen de Saint Géry [mailto:Glen at icann.org]

Subject: GNSO Council Resolution for WHOIS Studies Funding for FY11

To : ICANN Chief Financial Officer.
To: ICANN Board Finance Committee

It is my pleasure to  communicate to you the GNSO Council resolution unanimously passed on  April 21, 2010  as stated below:

Motion for WHOIS Studies Funding for FY11
Motion made by:  Chuck Gomes
Seconded by:  Adrian  Kinderis


In October 2007, the GNSO Council concluded that a comprehensive, objective and quantifiable understanding of key factual issues regarding
the gTLD WHOIS system would benefit future GNSO policy development efforts

Before defining the details of studies, the Council solicited suggestions from the community for specific topics of study on WHOIS. Suggestions were submitted

and ICANN staff prepared a 'Report on Public Suggestions on Further Studies of WHOIS', dated 25-Feb-2008
(http://gnso.icann.org/issues/WHOIS-privacy/WHOIS-study-suggestion-report-25feb08.pdf ).

On 5 November 2008 the GNSO Council formed a drafting team to solicit further constituency views assessing both the priority level and the feasibility
of the various proposed WHOIS studies, with the goal of deciding which studies, if any, should be assessed for cost and feasibility.

The Drafting Team determined that the six studies with the highest average priority scores should be the subject of further research to determine feasibility and obtain cost estimates.

On 4 March 2009 the GNSO Council requested that Staff conduct research on feasibility and cost estimates for those six WHOIS studies and following that assessment the Council would decide which studies should be conducted (http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#200903)

On 23 March 2010, staff provided its analysis to the GNSO Council of costs and feasibility for the first two study areas, and will continue to work on the remaining areas

If funding becomes available, the Council will then decide which studies to fund, if any, provided that the Council's recommendation of this amount is not to be taken as an indication that the Council will recommend any or particular studies be performed provided that the total ICANN budget for FY11 is not increased as a result of funding WHOIS studies

Resolved, that the GNSO Council recommends that at least $ 400,000 be set aside in the ICANN Budget for FY 2011.

Resolved further, that the GNSO secretariat communicate this resolution to the ICANN Chief Financial Officer and the Board Finance Committee.

Thank you for your consideration.

Respectfully submitted.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org<mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org>

Diane Schroeder

Director of Board Support

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