Re: [gnso-dow123] Purpose of Whois : Types of problems
- To: jordyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, gnso-dow123@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [gnso-dow123] Purpose of Whois : Types of problems
- From: KathrynKL@xxxxxxx
- Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 11:51:32 EDT
Thanks for issuing follow-up questions. As the statements show, NCUC and the
Registry Constituency support listing a technical purpose for the WHOIS data.
We also support the comments of the Article 29 Working Group of EU Data
Protection Commissioners which encouraged ICANN to allow WHOIS to serve the
technical functions while not compromising the privacy rights of individuals.
I would like to ask that comments on purpose also include why that purpose
fits within ICANN's mission and core values. If we do, I think we will move
this discussion much more quickly forward to closure.
> <<1) Some constituency statements indicate that the purpose of the
> Whois system is to provide contact information to assist in the
> resolution of specific types of problems. For example, the NCUC
> statement suggests that the purpose is limited to resolving
> "technical problems". On the other hand, the IPC statement does not
> limit the purpose to resolving a specific type of problem.
> Should the purpose of Whois be defined in resolving specific types of