[Gnso-epdp-team] ICANN Org response - redaction of city field

Mueller, Milton L milton at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 18 21:03:09 UTC 2019

It is clear from this response that ICANN legal advisors thought that including the city field would enable identification of the registrant. This is especially a problem in smaller city locations. The NCSG reiterates its strong support for continued redaction of the city field in the public Whois.

Dr. Milton L Mueller
Professor School of Public Policy
Georgia Institute of Technology
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From: Gnso-epdp-team [mailto:gnso-epdp-team-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Marika Konings
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 12:51 PM
To: GNSO EPDP <gnso-epdp-team at icann.org>
Subject: [Gnso-epdp-team] ICANN Org response - redaction of city field

Dear EPDP Team,

Here is the ICANN Org response to the question why city field is redacted in the Temporary Specification:

Regarding the EPDP Team’s question about why the City field is redacted in the Temp Spec, the Cookbook provides the following rationale: "The registrant’s state/province and country will be published, but the address fields that could be used to more specifically identify the registrant would not be included in the public WHOIS (e.g. street, city, postal code). This would enable non-accredited users to determine the registrant’s general location and likely jurisdiction but would generally not enable identification of the registrant”. The link to the Cookbook: https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/gdpr-compliance-interim-model-08mar18-en.pdf. The above quote is on page 26.

The response will get posted on the relevant page on the wiki.

Best regards,

Caitlin, Berry and Marika

Marika Konings
Vice President, Policy Development Support – GNSO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Email: marika.konings at icann.org<mailto:marika.konings at icann.org>

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