[gtld-tech] Draft updated PDT specs and request for feedback

Francisco Arias francisco.arias at icann.org
Thu Aug 6 00:40:48 UTC 2015


Please see my comments below.

On 8/3/15, 4:46 PM, "Kal Feher" <Kal.Feher at ariservices.com> wrote:

>From: Francisco Arias [mailto:francisco.arias at icann.org]
>On 7/29/15, 7:10 PM, "Kal Feher" <Kal.Feher at ariservices.com> wrote:
>>My comments on the draft test documents.
>>1.	The following line appears to have no matching explicit requirement
>>from the RA or the Whois clarification, it should be removed. In
>>particular the portion relating to the ability to copy and paste the
>>“When rendered using a modern web browser the Web whois port 80/443
>>output MUST contain a section corresponding to the Whois port 43 output
>>that can be copied as a single unit and pasted into a text file.”

I think this text is simply asking for the Whois output to be text that
can be fed into the checking engine (e.g., not an image) so that we can
see that it complies with the requirements in Spec 4 that apply to both
port-43 and web-Whois. Makes sense?

>>2.	The AWIP footer should be optional for all reply types. Neither the
>>AWIP policy, nor the Whois clarifications require that the AWIP footer
>>appear under a specific reply type. It is acceptable to include it in
>>all reply types. The text in section 5.5 of the PDT Whois_TP (Appendix)
>>should be updated to reflect the two policy statements by including
>>‘AWIP footer’ as an optional section above the legal disclaimer for
>>each reply type.
>I’m not sure I follow, this requirement comes from the AWIP. Am I missing
>I wasn’t very clear in my statement. I believe the AWIP footer must
>appear in the domain response. However I also believe it may appear in
>all other responses. This is based on the AWIP documentation which does
>not explicitly include or exclude that footer for any responses. That
>would mean having the AWIP footer as required in the domain response and
>optional in all other responses. The appendix for the Whois_PDT_TP would
>have the following changes:
>-5.5.3 would remain unchanged.
>-5.5.2, 5.5.4 and 5.5.5 would have the AWIP footer added as optional (I'd
>suggest above the Legal disclaimer section).

Thanks for this, I get what you mean now. I think you are right, we should
update the PDT specs to say the AWIP footer MUST only be required in
response to Whois queries for domain names and MAY appear in responses to
other queries (e.g., registrar and host).



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