RE: [gnso-thickwhois-dt] weekly status report
Hi Volker, Thanks for the insight. It sounds like there could be multiple models of Whois Data authority, which seems appropriate. Another question around the “authoritative” issue concerns privacy laws and anticipated cross-border transfers of data. For a TLD that has always had Thick Whois, the rules were established (and presumably accepted by the registrants in their registration agreement with the registrar) from their initial launch date. The registrants in those TLDs gave their consent for the data transfer upon registration of their domain name(s). However, transferring personal Whois data for 100+ million registrations from scores of international jurisdictions to a single entity could raise additional privacy concerns. The question of which entity in which jurisdiction has “authority” over the Whois data may need to be considered by the WG and should not necessarily be presumed to be the registry in every case, dependent upon national laws and the range of service offerings across various registries. Thanks, Keith Keith Drazek Director of Policy kdrazek@xxxxxxxxxxxx m: +1-571-377-9182 21345 Ridgetop Circle Dulles, VA 20166 VerisignInc.com<http://www.verisigninc.com/> [Verisign™] From: Volker Greimann [mailto:vgreimann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 1:05 PM To: Drazek, Keith Cc: Gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx PDP DT Subject: Re: [gnso-thickwhois-dt] weekly status report Hi Keith, I see your point, but I do not believe it to be as much of an issue as you make of it. The registry in any thick whois TLD is the central repository of all whois data, regardly of where it was registered. The registrar is responsible to provide the data to the registry. Verification can be assumed and performed by either. In the new RAA, registrars will most likely assume some of the responsibility, but the launch of .XXX has show this can also be performed on a registry level. In fact, some ccTLDs such as .US also perform routine validations on the registration requirements. On the other hand, we have now seen cases where a "thick registry" has made modifications to the registration based on court orders or other events, which were not always notified to the registrar, i.e. left the registrar database out of synch with the registrar database, yet these changes were authoritative as far as the ownership of the domain is concerned. Whereas registrars must always update the registry to effect a change of data in a thick TLD. In other words, as the registry database is the last word on the data, it should be the authoritative source. Best, Volker Tim raises an important point, including the question of whether registries or registrars are authoritative for Whois data. I have concerns about a registry being authoritative for Whois data when it has no direct connection to the registrant. As discussed on our last call, the registry receives Whois data from the Registrar, not from the registrant. As such, the registry has no way of independently confirming/verifying/validating that the data is accurate. I think this distinction becomes more of an issue if there’s a future requirement for validation or verification of registrant Whois data, as requested by the GAC. Ultimately, having a Thick Whois database at the registry level only centralizes the data…it doesn’t make it any more accurate, validated, verified, etc. since registries simply accept what is submitted by the registrars. I understand that some of the existing thick registries may already be authoritative for their TLD’s Whois data, so perhaps we can benefit from their experience. This issue may or may not fit into the draft charter, but it’s probably worth discussing further on our next call. Thanks, Keith Keith Drazek Director of Policy kdrazek@xxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:kdrazek@xxxxxxxxxxxx> m: +1-571-377-9182 21345 Ridgetop Circle Dulles, VA 20166 VerisignInc.com<http://www.verisigninc.com/> [Verisign™] From: owner-gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:owner-gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx> [mailto:owner-gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim Ruiz Sent: Monday, September 24, 2012 12:27 PM To: Mike O'Connor; Gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:Gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx> PDP DT Subject: RE: [gnso-thickwhois-dt] weekly status report Thanks Mikey, Sorry I haven't been able to make the calls, one thing or another has come up. I think the current draft and changes look good but I do have one comment/concern. It seems to assumes if all regitries are thick that registrars will still be required to maintain a set of WHOIS data themselves. However, if the registries are all thick and authoritative for WHOIS data then I see no reason why a registrar should continue to be required to maintain a duplicate set of the data, especially since it will also be escrowed by the registry. I would think a number of registrars would find it useful and cost effective to simply use a registry's authoritative data instead of trying to maintain it themselves. And I can easily see an effort by registrars to change the RAA and/or policies to reflect that. So I don't think the PDP group should assume that both registrars and registries will continue to maintain the data. It may be good to note that possibility. Or alternatively, that may be a question they want to consider. I don't think it would necessarily be out of scope since it is tightly associated with whether all registries are thick or not, but others may have a different opinion. Best, Tim -------- Original Message -------- Subject: [gnso-thickwhois-dt] weekly status report From: "Mike O'Connor" <mike@xxxxxxxxxx<mailto:mike@xxxxxxxxxx>> Date: Sat, September 22, 2012 10:03 am To: "Gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:Gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx> PDP DT" <Gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:Gnso-thickwhois-dt@xxxxxxxxx>> hi all, here's the status report for this week. i *think* we're wringing out the last issues in the draft. so this would be a good time to take a look at the latest version. what seems to be working well is to run your ideas through the list so then we can work through them on the call. here's a link to the draft i pushed out after the last call. http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-thickwhois-dt/doc3QzSkLIUIQ.doc and here's the status report. i'm hoping we can get to a draft we can push out for a consensus call by the end of the meeting on Thursday. thanks, mikey ________________________________ - - - - - - - - - phone 651-647-6109 fax 866-280-2356 web http://www.haven2.com handle OConnorStP (ID for public places like Twitter, Facebook, Google, etc.) -- Bei weiteren Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne zur Verfügung. 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