[Gnso-epdp-team] EPDP Phase 1 Consultation from GNSO Council regarding recommendation #12

Hadia Abdelsalam Mokhtar EL miniawi Hadia at tra.gov.eg
Thu Oct 31 09:13:20 UTC 2019

Dear Rafik,

Thank you for sharing with us this information and for asking for our input. As a matter of fact I see it necessary to modify recommendation number 12 and find it insufficient to merely include any changes in an implementation guide and let me explain why. The developed policy and recommendations determine the principles and rational that are to lead to operational outcomes. The rationale behind deleting the data of non-responsive registrants as opposed to redacting it, especially that it was originally registered by the registrant has no clear benefit. On the other hand losing this data could under some circumstances lead to an organization losing its rights to a domain name. Thus this is not an implementation issue this is a conceptual issue that could cause harm to the registrants. Even your comparison to the administration field does not support your logic behind moving modifications to recommendation 12  to the implementation guide. When the EPDP team decided that the administration contact information was no longer required and realizing that this could have a negative impact on the registrants we included the solution in recommendation number 29 and we did not put it as part of the implementation guide. Simply, because this is not an implementation issue that we could do in more than one way but we prefer one over another but because it’s a conceptual matter that has consequences on registrants. Modifying recommendation 12 to redact the data of non-responsive registrants as opposed to its deletion in my opinion is required.


From: Gnso-epdp-team [mailto:gnso-epdp-team-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Rafik Dammak
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2019 3:14 AM
To: gnso-epdp-team at icann.org
Subject: [Gnso-epdp-team] EPDP Phase 1 Consultation from GNSO Council regarding recommendation #12

Dear EPDP Team,

As the GNSO Council liaison to the EPDP Team, I wanted to provide you with an update on the status of consultations with the ICANN Board in relation to parts of the EPDP Phase 1 recommendations that were not adopted by the ICANN Board (recommendation #1, purpose 2 and recommendation #12 – deletion of org field data).

Most recently:
● The GNSO Council wrote to the ICANN Board to share its take-aways from the engagement with the ICANN Board on this topic during ICANN65, to which a number of
EPDP Team members contributed (see https://gnso.icann.org/en/correspondence/gnso-council-to-icann-board-09sep19-en.pdf).
● The ICANN Board provided a response (seehttps://gnso.icann.org/en/correspondence/chalaby-to-drazek-14oct19-en.pdf<http://gnso.icann.org/en/correspondence/chalaby-to-drazek-14oct19-en.pdf>) which the Council discussed during its most recent meeting on Thursday 24 October 2019.

As part of its consideration of the Board’s response, focusing on recommendation #12 –deletion of data, Council members tend to agree with the ICANN Board that everyone has the same goal in mind here “which is ensuring there are no inadvertent consequences of the deletion of data while ensuring compliance with applicable laws”. The Council, based on the input that has been provided by EPDP Team members, assumed that this notion was already implied in recommendation #12. However, noting the Board’s concern, the Council discussed during the 24 October meeting whether this could be made more explicit, for example in the form of implementation guidance, similar to how a safeguard was included in relation to the deletion of administrative data (“prior to eliminating Administrative Contact fields, all Registrars must ensure that each registration contains Registered Name Holder contact information”).

Before further pursuing this approach (by way of an implementation guidance, instead of modifying recommendation #12), the Council would like to hear from the EPDP Team if there are any concerns about doing so or any other input the Council should consider as it aims to conclude the consultations with the ICANN Board.

I realize that it is short notice, but if there are any initial reactions that I can take back to the GNSO Council before Sunday 3 November, this may already be informative as the Council will meet with the ICANN Board during ICANN66 and is expected to discuss this topic further during the Council meeting which is scheduled for 6 November 2019. I will also check with Janis to see if there are a couple of minutes we can carve out from the Saturday session to get some initial reactions.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Rafik Dammak
GNSO Council liaison to the EPDP Team
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