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[pdp-pcceg-feb06] Policy Development work in Marrakech in June 2006

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  • Subject: [pdp-pcceg-feb06] Policy Development work in Marrakech in June 2006
  • From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 14:50:29 +1000

Hello All,

The Marrakech, Morocco meeting is scheduled for:

Monday 26 June 2006 to Friday 30 June 2006.

We should start to give some consideration to what policy development
meetings we should have.

We have the option of booking meeting room space for the Saturday
24/Sunday 25 June prior to the start of the Marrakech meeting.

I am hoping that the PDP-Dec05 work on new gTLDs will be in a public
comment phase on a comprehensive initial report, so we probably don't
need substantial policy development time for that PDP.

The two other PDPs underway are the WHOIS PDP, and the PDP-Feb06 on
contractual conditions for existing gTLDs.  The Brussels meeting should
be good preparation for PDP-Feb06, so it might be useful to spend one or
days on advancing that work.

The WHOIS work seems to be inching along as ever - I think it might also
be useful to schedule a 1-2 day workshop in parallel with the work on
PDP-Feb06 to really see if we can get a proposal for the community to
consider on terms of reference 3: 

"Determine what data collected should be available for public access in
the context of the purpose of WHOIS. Determine how to access data that
is not available for public access."

I note that it appears that the WHOIS policy discussion is now being
handled by the media (e.g see recent Wall Street Journal article).  I
have seen some unsupported conclusions for a future service coming out
of the recent vote on WHOIS purpose.    The only way to address this
seems to be to create a concrete proposal for possible changes to the
WHOIS service for providing public access to some of the data that is
collected by registrars that can be discussed more rationally with the
wider community.

I am interested in the views of Council members, and also task force
members on how best to use the time in Marrakech.

Bruce Tonkin
Chair, GNSO Council

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