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[bc-gnso] FOR REVIEW: BC comment on Status Update from expert working group on gTLD Directory Services

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] FOR REVIEW: BC comment on Status Update from expert working group on gTLD Directory Services
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 03:22:53 +0000

Attached are draft BC comments and questions on the Status Update from the 
expert working group on gTLD Directory Services.

The EWG status update is 
 and described on this 
Comments close 28-Feb, so today begins a 12-day member review period.

Thanks to BC members Jimson Olufuye, Tim Chen, and Susan Kawaguchi for this 
drafting work.

Jimson is the CEO of Kontemporary, a systems Integration and ICT Consultancy 
firm. Though less than 10% of the company revenue is from domain businesses, he 
has interacted extensively with gTLD and ccTLD WHOIS registry systems.

BC members are familiar with Susan's many years of work to improve WHOIS, first 
with eBay and now with Facebook.   Susan was appointed to the WHOIS review team 
two years ago and is now a member of the EWG on Directory Services.

Tim is CEO of DomainTools, whose products partly rely on whois data to help 
users understand who operates a given website or IP address, and to also make 
connections between domain names.  DomainTools' clients include law 
enforcement, trademark attorneys, cybercrime investigators, brand protection 
agents, and a wide variety of professionals in the DNS industry.

All BC members are invited to REPLY ALL with edits (using TRACK CHANGES, 

Note that the second half of this draft shows a dialog between Tim and Jimson 
regarding certain aspects of Directory Services.  Based on member feedback, we 
will refine that section into additional points or questions for the EWG.

Steve DelBianco
Vice chair for policy coordination

Attachment: BC comments - EWG Status Update [Draft 1.doc
Description: BC comments - EWG Status Update [Draft 1.doc

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