RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Collecting Facts
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- Subject: RE: [gnso-dt-wg] Collecting Facts
- From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 14:11:03 +1000
> Bruce, thanks. I have discussed with Olof and he will engage ICANN
> Staff in hopes of gathering data along these lines. Others
> on the list
> have already begun some work in regards to your scenarios #2
> and #3, at
> least, but you lay out very specific data that seem achievable and
> certainly would be useful.
Note that I suggest data be collected in such a way as that it is
statistically significant - rather than a series of individual cases.
Ie I am sure there are examples where a name used for tasting violates a
trademark - the question is how often. Likewise there would certainly
be examples where a registrant cannot obtain their desired name as the
name is currently being tasted and subsequently deleted several days
The benefit of examples is that it gives you a pattern that you can then
use to do statistical analysis. It is the next step that is usually not
taken in the GNSO policy debates. We have seen this in the WHOIS debate
where both sides of the debate provide examples, but there has been
little (apart from the work done by SSAC) statistical analysis to
identify the size of the problem.