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

  • To: Liz Gasster <liz.gasster@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] Re: [WHOIS-WG] Initial WHOIS Service Requirements Report for Council review and discussion
  • From: "Michele Neylon :: Blacknight" <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 15:48:32 +0000



Technical and policy have to work together :)



On 6 Apr 2010, at 16:45, Liz Gasster wrote:

> Michele and all,
> I do want to encourage the WG to read the WHOIS service requirements initial 
> report and provide comments if you have any.  Also, Steve Sheng, the primary 
> author of the report, and I would be glad to provide an overview of the 
> report and respond to questions if that would be helpful to the group.
> I think it is important to emphasize that the purpose of the report is not to 
> make any policy recommendations, but rather to inventory technical 
> "requirements" that would be needed to address deficiencies in WHOIS that 
> have been identified to-date and also to include technical requirements 
> needed to support policy proposals that have been suggested in the past.
> Specifically, we are hoping for feedback by May 17 on the following questions:
>  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 
> document? 
>  4) any other comments are welcome.
> Our plan is to incorporate the feedback into the draft report and publish the 
> final report before the Brussels meeting.
> Thanks for your interest in the report!  
> Liz
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Michele Neylon :: 
> Blacknight
> Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 2:36 PM
> To: IRTP B Mailing List
> Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] Fwd: [WHOIS-WG] Initial WHOIS Service 
> Requirements Report for Council review and discussion
> This may have implications on IRTP etc.,
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Patrick Vande Walle <patrick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: 5 April 2010 18:08:24 GMT+01:00
>> To: <whois-wg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Subject: [WHOIS-WG] Initial WHOIS Service Requirements Report for Council 
>> review and discussion
>> Dear colleagues,
>> I am forwarding this document sent to SSAC last week. I guess we will have 
>> it receive for comments through other, more official, ways. Anyway, as 
>> always the clock is running fast, and even more in the At-Large context. So 
>> I thought an early notice would allow us to send a meaningful reply with 
>> reasonable deadlines.  In this case, comments are by close of business day 
>> on Monday, May 17.
>> Yet another WHOIS document from ICANN, you may say. This one is specially 
>> interesting in that it intends to set the requirements for a new WHOIS 
>> system. Would you believe it, it also contains words like "privacy" and 
>> "access control" .  
>> My personal comments are below, but I suggest you read the document before 
>> the comments . 
>> I will add that this document is really about defining the WHOIS *service* . 
>> It should be obvious that the current WHOIS protocol (RFC3912) is unable to 
>> deliver what is required in the appended document.   Hencer my question 
>> below to Steve Crocker if ICANN intends to go down the IETF standards 
>> process or do its own thing (which would be bad IMHO) . 
>> I am willing to hold the pen to summarize the comments.
>> Patrick 

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