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RE: [gnso-dow123] Note from Paul Twomey regarding WHOIS clause in the Affirmation of Responsibilities Resolution passed by the Board last week.

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  • Subject: RE: [gnso-dow123] Note from Paul Twomey regarding WHOIS clause in the Affirmation of Responsibilities Resolution passed by the Board last week.
  • From: Tim Ruiz <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2006 07:00:47 -0700

<div>&gt; what ICANN's existing policy on Whois billing contact data is</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Seems to me that&nbsp;the current policy is that it's not required for 
Whois. There is nothing in our RRA about a Billing Contact&nbsp;for 
Whois&nbsp;and there are no concensus policies that change that.</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Section 3.4.1 of our RRA does require the name of the Billing 
Contact&nbsp;for data retention purposes only.</div>
<div><BR><BR>Tim <BR></div>
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<BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 8px; MARGIN-LEFT: 8px; BORDER-LEFT: blue 2px 
solid">-------- Original Message --------<BR>Subject: Re: [gnso-dow123] Note 
from Paul Twomey regarding WHOIS clause<BR>in the Affirmation of 
Responsibilities Resolution passed by the Board<BR>last week.<BR>From: Ross 
Rader &lt;ross@xxxxxxxxxx&gt;<BR>Date: Wed, October 04, 2006 4:06 am<BR>To: 
Bruce Tonkin &lt;Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx&gt;<BR>Cc: 
gnso-dow123@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx<BR><BR>a) I'm a bit surprised that paul didn't 
bother to send us a note directly.<BR><BR>b) then why is this text in here in 
the first place. Isn't ICANN always <BR>bound to enforce its 
policies?<BR><BR>Something still doesn't add up about all of this. In the 
meantime, I'm <BR>dying to find out what ICANN's existing policy on Whois 
billing contact <BR>data is. Perhaps Paul could answer this for us as 
well.<BR><BR>Bruce Tonkin wrote:<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; &nbsp;<BR>&gt; Mr Bruce 
Tonkin<BR>&gt; Chair<BR>&gt; Generic Names Supportin!
 g Organisation<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Dear Bruce<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; It would appear 
that speculation continues among some members of the<BR>&gt; community as to 
the meaning of the WHOIS clause in the Affirmation of<BR>&gt; Responsibilities 
Resolution passed by the Board last week.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; I thought it would 
be useful for me to write to you to make clear my<BR>&gt; understanding, and my 
understanding of the Board, on this.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; There is nothing in the 
WHOIS clause in the Resolution which prohibits<BR>&gt; any proper and complete 
development of new policy in accordance with<BR>&gt; ICANN's bylaws. &nbsp;The 
text in the Affirmation of Responsibilities is a<BR>&gt; statement of policy as 
it presently stands - not a statement of what is<BR>&gt; immutable or what we 
can't do.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; This clause in the Affirmation of Responsibilities 
Resolution is not,<BR>&gt; and cannot be, counter to the ICANN bylaws, 
including those which<BR>&gt; outline ICANN's policy de!
 velopment procedures.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; But if, and until, there is any
 change to the WHOIS policy according to<BR>&gt; these procedures, ICANN will 
continue to enforce the existing WHOIS<BR>&gt; policy like we would do any 
other policy. &nbsp;Indeed resources are<BR>&gt; earmarked in this year's 
operational plan for such compliance work.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; On the topic of the 
ongoing work on WHOIS, I would note that as part of<BR>&gt; a broader WHOIS PDP 
process other Supporting Organisations and Advisory<BR>&gt; Committees will 
have the opportunity to comment on any policy work if<BR>&gt; and when it is 
passed on by the Council. &nbsp;But this is like any other<BR>&gt; policy 
considered by the Board.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; I understand that the general thrust 
of what I have written above has<BR>&gt; already been communicated to the 
Council by Denise Michel.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; I hope this will give some clarity 
to members of the Council and the<BR>&gt; GNSO constituencies.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; 
I would appreciate it if you were to share this communication wi!
 th the<BR>&gt; Council members, the public WHOIS list, and constituencies you 
consider<BR>&gt; relevant.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Kind regards,<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; 
Paul<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; Dr Paul 
Twomey<BR>&gt; President and CEO<BR>&gt; ICANN<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; 
&lt;mailto:paul.twomey@xxxxxxxxx&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; 
<BR>&gt; </BLOCKQUOTE></DIV>



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