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[gnso-irtp-b-jun09] FW: [council] Initial WHOIS Service Requirements Report for Council review and discussion

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  • Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] FW: [council] Initial WHOIS Service Requirements Report for Council review and discussion
  • From: Marika Konings <marika.konings@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 01:51:55 -0700

Dear All,

For your information, please see below and attached information on the initial 
Whois Service Requirements Report which also addresses the recommendation from 
the IRTP Part A WG ‘to encourage staff to explore further assessment of whether 
IRIS would be a viable option for the exchange of registrant email address data 
between registrars and conduct an analysis of IRIS' costs, time of 
implementation and appropriateness for IRTP purposes’. In addition, it 
discusses some other issues that have also been raised in the context of the 
IRTP discussions such as thick vs. thin Whois.

With best regards,


------ Forwarded Message
From: Liz Gasster <liz.gasster@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 19:13:38 -0700
To: GNSO Council List <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [council] Initial WHOIS Service Requirements Report for Council review 
and discussion


On 7 May, 2009, the GNSO Council requested that policy staff, with the 
assistance of technical staff and GNSO Council members as required, collect and 
organize a comprehensive set of requirements for the WHOIS service policy 
tools. The GNSO Council asked that these requirements reflect not only the 
known deficiencies in the current WHOIS service but also should include any 
possible requirements that may be needed to support various policy initiatives 
that have been suggested in the past. Attached is staff’s Initial WHOIS Service 
Requirements Report in response to this request.  Steve Sheng is the primary 
author of this report.

As part of the work, the GNSO Council also requested that we consult with the 
ALAC, ccNSO, GAC and SSAC on this initial report, and an updated synthesis will 
be prepared following those consultations.

Specifically, through the staff liaisons, we will be sending this report to 
each of the SO and AC Chairs and we are seeking specific input as follows:

  1) Have we adequately identified the origins of each requirement and provided 
sufficient background?

  2) Did we miss any important requirements of or improvements to WHOIS that 
have been discussed to-date?

  3) Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve the clarity of the 

  4) any other comments are welcome.

We are asking for comments by close of business on Monday, May 17. Our plan is 
to incorporate the feedback into the draft report and publish the final report 
before the Brussels meeting.

We consider this report to be a working document that will be updated and 
refined upon community review.   Questions and input should be directed to 
Steve Sheng of the policy staff.  Both Steve and I gave “preview” presentations 
of this report during the Nairobi meetings and we can provide a brief overview 
at the upcoming Council meeting.  Steve will be conducting two webinars during 
April and May to brief the community on the report and to respond to questions. 
 More information on those events is forthcoming.  We thank you in advance for 
your valuable feedback.

Liz Gasster and Steve Sheng

------ End of Forwarded Message

Attachment: Whois Service Requirements Initial Report to GNSO 26 Mar 2010.pdf

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