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[council] WHOIS Policy Review Team Draft Report - Public Comment open

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WHOIS Policy Review Team Draft Report

Comment Period Deadlines (*)

Important Information Links

Public Comment 

Open Date:

5 December 2011

To Submit Your Comments (Forum)<mailto:whois-rt-draft-final-report@xxxxxxxxx>

Close Date:

18 March 2012

Time (UTC):


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Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose

The WHOIS Policy Review Team, constituted under ICANN's Affirmation of 
Commitments with the U.S. Department of Commerce, publishes its Draft Report 
and Recommendations for public comment.

In addition to general comments and feedback, the Review Team seeks comment on 
the following issues:

 *   Acceptable timeframes for ICANN to implement the Review Team's 
 *   Particular ICANN departments, staff or supporting organizations which 
ought to be tasked with particular recommendations, with some explanation;
 *   Input on all Recommendations, including Recommendation 17 in which two 
variations of scope are presented for the "common interface" recommendation;
 *   Input on effective and efficient mechanisms for monitoring ICANN's 
progress in implementing the final Recommendations between completion of this 
Report and start of the next WHOIS Policy Review Team; and
 *   Additional input and notes.

Section II: Background

Over its year of work, the WHOIS Policy Review Team engaged in extensive 
outreach to communities within and outside of ICANN. The Report draws from the 
fact-finding, comments and analysis conducted by a law enforcement 
questionnaire circulated by the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) of the 
UK, a survey of international Internet users conducted by Atlanta-based User 
Insight, and extensive outreach to all Supporting Organizations and Advisory 
Committees via public comment periods, public forums and individual meetings.

Section III: Document and Resource Links

Translations of the Draft Report and Recommendations report will be provided.

 *   The full WHOIS Policy Review Team Report and Recommendations runs 90 
pages, and can be found here: 
 [PDF, 1.04 MB]
 *   An Executive Summary provides an overview of the Review Team's main 
findings and all recommendations: 
 [PDF, 297 KB]
 *   Appendices can be found here (to be published by 12 December).

Please refer to the WHOIS Policy Review Team's public wiki for more 

Section IV: Additional Information

The Review Team also will present its Draft Report and Recommendations in 
upcoming Webinars (dates to be announced) and will hold a public forum at the 
March 2012 ICANN meeting in Costa Rica. Given that the Report and 
Recommendations are extensive, and carry implications for many areas of ICANN 
and communities within and outside of ICANN, the Public Comment period will 
remain open through the end of the ICANN Costa Rica meeting, until 18 March 
2012. The WHOIS Policy Review Team's Final Report and Recommendations will be 
published by 30 April 2012.

Staff Contact:

Olof Nordling



Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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