[gtld-tech] Do not implement before date in CL&D and RDAP profile

Benoit Levac benoit.levac at rightside.co
Thu Jul 21 19:42:36 UTC 2016

Thank you for the clarification Francisco.



On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 1:06 PM, Francisco Arias <francisco.arias at icann.org>

> Dear colleagues,
> Apologies for the confusion caused, I wrote "do not implement before" when
> I meant "do not deploy before" date. In other words, we are proposing to
> have a date for when this new functionality can be turned on. Contracted
> parties can, of course, start implementation/development at their
> convenience. ICANN’s objective for the do not deploy before date is to
> allow ICANN’s tools to be updated to account for the changes required by
> CL&D, thus preventing our tools from generating false non-conformance
> reports during testing and/or monitoring.
> After discussing this internally, we think we only need this date for the
> CL&D policy and not for RDAP. As a reminder, the CL&D policy only applies
> to registries.
> In summary, we are proposing to have a "do not deploy before" date for the
> CL&D policy that only applies to registries.
> Regards,
> --
> Francisco
> On 7/13/16, 6:23 PM, "Michele Neylon - Blacknight" <michele at blacknight.com>
> wrote:
>     This is contrary to how changes are normally implemented and I suspect
> quite a few of us would have issues with this.
>     These kind of changes are of zero benefit to registrars and are only
> implemented as a contractual obligation. Imposing further restrictions on
> when we can implement them has a non-zero impact on us, so I would oppose
> this
>     Regards
>     Michele
>     Mr Michele Neylon
>     Blacknight Hosting & Domains
>     http://www.blacknight.host/
>     http://www.mneylon.social
>     Sent from mobile so typos and brevity are normal
>     > On 13 Jul 2016, at 21:20, Francisco Arias <francisco.arias at icann.org>
> wrote:
>     >
>     > Dear colleagues,
>     >
>     > As you may recall the gTLD RDAP profile and Thick Whois policy
> implementation – Consistent Labeling and Display (CL&D for short) are
> synchronized and have a proposed effective date of 1 February 2017. This
> means enforcement would start on that date. However, in monitoring
> compliance with a given policy or contractual requirement we also need time
> to develop our tools and be able to *not* report false compliance issues
> (e.g., our current tool would raise an issue if it encounters the new Whois
> output that is specified in CL&D). We need to update that tool to avoid
> that issue from happening.
>     >
>     > We’d like to add to both CL&D and the RDAP profile a “do not
> implement before” date to avoid the aforementioned issue. We are thinking
> we are going to need approximately four months to update/build our tools be
> able to identify the updated Whois output and RDAP output. That would give
> contracted parties approximately a two-month window for release before the
> effective. We are planning to add such a date to the documents, unless
> there is a reason why people think we should not.
>     >
>     > Regards,
>     >
>     > --
>     > Francisco
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >

Benoit Levac
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