[gnso-irtp-b-jun09] RE: revealed WHOIS data
- To: "Berry Cobb" <berrycobb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <Gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] RE: revealed WHOIS data
- From: "Diaz, Paul" <pdiaz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:55:08 -0500
Re: information in WHOIS, all ICANN-accredited registrars are required to
publish certain contact data per the terms of their Registrar Accreditation
Agreement (RAA) and various Registry-Registrar Agreements (RRAs) with gTLD
Registry Operators. Any registrar failing to abide by these terms should be
identified and investigated by ICANN Contractual Compliance.
Some registrars may choose to publish additional information in their WHOIS
output. For example, a registrar may decide to publish the Registrant email
address for a .COM name - even though they are under no contractual obligation
to do so. I suspect this was a little garbled on today's call, and is the
cause for confusion about what gets revealed in WHOIS.
[mailto:owner-gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Berry Cobb
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 1:11 PM
Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] IRTP - Recommendations #3 & #4
I really have a hard time understanding the change from Unanimous Consensus to
Rough Consensus. What is the fear of sending a clear message that Thick WHOIS
is the root of several IRTP issues in addition to issues external of IRTP? As
stated in the latest draft, we are not recommending that Thick WHOIS be
implemented, but we are recommending that a PDP be created to review it.
Unless I am mistaken, we ALL agree that "In the Context of IRTP," Thick WHOIS
eliminates some of the process issues around the transfer of domains. If we
have Unanimous Consensus on this, then how can we not have Unanimous Consensus
on recommending a PDP to review it? Anything less only waters down the
recommendation, which will be swept under the rug, and three years from now we
have to address it again.
On a somewhat separate topic, it is new news to me that each Registrar can
choose what information to reveal on WHOIS. Why is this? This should be a
defined standard across all gTLDs. Unless I am missing something, a standard
of this sort should not affect differentiation in the market place.
Now having started the swimlane exercise of IRTP, I am beginning to side with
Simonetta's revision to Recommendation #4. Change of Control seems to be the
foundation for IRTP. If it changes, it will impact the IRTP process. In my
view when reviewing the IRTP swimlane I sent out today, it quickly obvious that
the process becomes more complicated when an additional role "Admin Contact"
can invoke/approve the transfer. Can anyone point me to how all four WHOIS
roles were defined in the creation of Thick WHOIS?
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