Re: [bc-gnso] Council call today
- To: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] Council call today
- From: "Smith, Bill" <bill.smith@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:07:06 +0000
I don't think the WHOIS RT recommendations include "a call for centralized
database of WHOIS data". If it does, it's an error. What we are recommending is
that there be a centralized point of *access* to WHOIS data.
The data could reside anywhere.
If our report says otherwise, or projects that perception, please let us know.
On Feb 16, 2012, at 6:30 AM, Steve DelBianco wrote:
Resending this to BC List (since I was rejected when sending to BC-Private)
From: Steve DelBianco
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:03:22 -0500
To: Zahid Jamil <zahid@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:zahid@xxxxxxxxx>>, John Berard
Subject: Council call today
John & Zahid — just a follow-up on last week's member call, where we discussed
the motions you have today in Council.
Motion to start a PDP on Thick WHOIS:
This one is complicated.
BC wants accessible and accurate WHOIS, and thick WHOIS is part of the
solution. But another part of the solution is amending the RAA to require
verification of WHOIS data. And the WHOIS review Team draft report includes
many recommendations on WHOIS, including a call for centralized database of
We also understand that registrars are not willing to share their WHOIS data
with a thick .com whois or a a central database — unless ICANN adopts a new
"consensus policy" requiring data sharing. And we know that it takes a PDP to
create such a new consensus policy.
However, we don't want to do anything that removes pressure on the current
process to amend the RAA. And we are concerned that launching a new PDP could
create an excuse for the RAA negotiators to avoid making any changes on WHOIS.
John Berard was going to ask Stephane about deferring his PDP motion until
after the RAA amendments are done.
If John's outreach effort wasn't successful, I think the BC members would want
you to ask for a deferral of the PDP motion, for reasons stated above.
Motion for implementation of IRTP Recommendation 8:
Support. The BC had several members on the IRTP-B working group, and we
support implementation of the working group's recommendation.
Motion to send letter to Board asking to allow single-letter IDN gTLDs:
Support. The BC supports the expansion of gTLDs to IDN users, and wants TLDs
to be able to use a single-character IDN if that's most appropriate for the
linguistic community being served.
Hope that's helpful. Let me know if there's any other info I can provide for
Vice chair for policy coordination