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RE: [bc-gnso] FW: [council] Response from ICANN Compliance re. RAP recommendations

  • To: "'Zahid Jamil'" <zahid@xxxxxxxxx>, "'Bc GNSO list '" <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] FW: [council] Response from ICANN Compliance re. RAP recommendations
  • From: "Ron Andruff" <randruff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:32:03 -0500

It?s starting to feel like Alice in Wonderland?  A Working Group spends
countless hours debating VI, followed by the Board making its own decision
?based on experts? rather than the community.  We are informed that a Code
of Conduct will resolve the issues and, not to worry, all the resources
necessary for a fully-funded Compliance Department will be made available.
Then the positions for the Head of Compliance plus two other officers remain
unfilled for the better part of a year? 


Now Pam Little?s response to GNSO Council questions is scary (emphasis


With regard to part ?b)? of Recommendation 2, the RAA requires that
registrars provide an interactive web page and a port 43 WHOIS access.  As
mentioned above, the Compliance department uses an automated tool to monitor
registrar port 43 access obligations.   However, the monitoring tool does
not monitor web-based WHOIS obligations. Monitoring registrar compliance
with web based WHOIS access requires a manual check of each the 970+
registrars? websites, as the Compliance department currently does not have
an automated monitoring tool.  


I wonder which compliance officer(s) spends their life on this task?  In
reality, not enough.  So, as I now understand it, we will have a set of laws
in the new ?Code of Conduct? (pdp or staff generated?) that the vertically
integrated entities will honorably abide by, left unchecked due to lack of
staff and clearly structural issues vis-à-vis how ICANN monitors compliance.


My head is spinning?   Is it just me?




Ronald N. Andruff

RNA Partners, Inc.




From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Zahid Jamil
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:44 AM
To: 'Bc GNSO list '
Subject: [bc-gnso] FW: [council] Response from ICANN Compliance re. RAP







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From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Marika Konings
Sent: 23 February 2011 13:48
To: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [council] Response from ICANN Compliance re. RAP recommendations


Dear All,


Please find attached the response from ICANN's Compliance Department in
relation to resolved #1 of the recently adopted motion on the Registration
Abuse Policies Working Group Final Report (RESOLVED #1, the GNSO Council
instructs ICANN Policy Staff to forward the two issues identified by the RAP
IDT as having low resource requirements, WHOIS Access recommendation #2 and
Fake Renewal Notices recommendation #1, to ICANN Compliance Staff for
resolution. ICANN Compliance Staff is requested to provide the GNSO Council
with its feedback on the two recommendations and proposed implementation in
a timely manner).


Pam Little, Interim Head of Contractual Compliance, is not available to
participate in the Council meeting coming Thursday, but she is happy to take
further comments / questions by email. In addition, she has indicated that
she is available to discuss the response and any further questions in person
with the Council during the weekend session at the ICANN meeting in San
Francisco, if required.


With best regards,



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