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Non-PDP Data & Metrics for Policy Making

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The 2010 Registration Abuse Policies Working Group (RAPWG) identified the Meta Issue: Uniformity of Reporting which it described as "need for more uniformity in the mechanisms to initiate, track, and analyze policy-violation reports."  The RAPWG recommended in its Final Report that "the GNSO and the larger ICANN community in general, create and support uniform problem-reporting and report-tracking processes."

The GNSO Council recommended the creation of an Issue Report to further research metrics and reporting needs in hopes to improve the policy development process.  The report created by ICANN Staff outlined accomplishments regarding reporting and metrics by the Contractual Compliance function and it also reviewed other reporting sources that may be of relevance.  The GNSO Council subsequently adopted the recommendation to form this non-PDP Working Group tasked with exploring opportunities for developing reporting and metrics processes and/or appropriate standardized methodologies that could better inform fact-based policy development and decision making.


Implementation Status

Web Presence:

Responsible Staff Member:

  • Marika Konings, Lars Hoffmann, Berry Cobb

Preliminary Issue Report:

Submitted on 20 February 2013

Final Issue Report:

Submitted on: 31 March 2013

GNSO Resolution on the Initiation of the Working Group:

Adopted on: 16 May 2013

Summary: The GNSO Council does not initiate a Policy Development Process at this stage but will review at the completion of the ICANN Contractual Compliance three-year plan expected for 31 December 2013 whether additional action is required;

The GNSO Council further approves the creation of a drafting team to develop a charter for a non-PDP Working Group to consider additional methods for collecting necessary metrics and reporting from Contracted Parties and other external resources to aid the investigation… [see link for details]

Working Group Charter:

Adopted on: 23 January 2014

Working Group Initial Report:

Submitted on: 29 July 2015

    Working Group Final Report:

    Submitted on: 9 October 2015

    GNSO Adoption of the Final Report:

    Adopted on: 21 October 2015

    Summary: Resolved … [see link for details]

      Implementation Details:

      • TBD

      Additional Information: