Non-PDP WHOIS Survey Requirements Working Group

Last Updated: 9 June 2014

Summary:

The Working Group aims to draft, implement, and analyze the results of a survey measuring the level of support for various technical requirements outlined in the GNSO WHOIS service requirement report (http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/whois-service-requirements-final-report-29jul10-en.pdf).

The objective is to produce a report to be delivered to the GNSO Council describing the results of the survey and recommendations for next steps for the GNSO Council's consideration concerning the WHOIS service requirements.

Status:

Workinggroup Status

Web Presence:

Responsible Staff Member:

  • Barbara Roseman

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the WG:

Adopted on: 06 October 2011

Resolved,

The GNSO Council convenes a Whois Survey Working Group (WS-WG) of interested volunteers to draft, implement, and analyze the results of a survey measuring the level of support for various technical requirements outlined in the final Inventory of Whois Service Requirements Report of 29 July 2010.

The GNSO Council further approves the proposed charter for the Whois Survey Working Group as defined here: http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/charter-wswg-06oct11-en.pdf

In accordance with this charter, the Whois Survey Working Group plans to produce a draft survey to be delivered to the GNSO Council for approval by March 2012. Following approval, the Whois Survey Working Group plans to then conduct this survey for a period not less than thirty (30) days, delivering a draft report describing survey results and recommendations for next steps to the GNSO Council by October 2012.

Working Group Charter:

Adopted on: 06 October 2011

Draft Survey:

Submitted on: 30 May 2012

  • Survey: Draft tool no longer available, see public comment page for PDF.
  • Public Comment

Final Survey:

Submitted on: 13 September 2012

Working Group Final Report:

Submitted on: 21 August 2013

GNSO Adoption of the Final Report:

Adopted on: 10 October 2013

  • Summary: NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the GNSO Council thanks the Whois Survey Working Group (WSWG) and ICANN staff for their efforts in conducting the survey and compiling survey results of possible technical requirements of a future Whois system; The GNSO Council further approves the recommendations, as defined in the Final Report (http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/whois/wswg-final-21aug13-en.pdf), to send the survey results to other applicable efforts regarding Whois and Domain Name Registration Data for their consideration.
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