WHOIS Task Forces 1 and 2 Teleconference 14 September, 2004 - Minutes
GNSO Constituency representatives:
David Fares would continue as a Commercial and Business Users Constituency representative until the conclusion of the task force.
Subgroups were discussed. It was argued that the role of subgroups would be to split out the work, contribute items and then the subgroups would report to the full group in multiple groups which could lead to greater efficacy.
Steve Metalitz: commented on:
Marilyn Cade commented on: "Log the request issue" and asked whether there was agreement about notification of registrants process or was it meant to be 2 separate questions:
a. will there be a white list and if so, what kind?
Barbara Roseman responded that they were 2 separate items in the sense that they tracked differently for the work needed to be done. Presuming that if there was some active information that it was other than public and anonymous and that the issue of notifying registrants would have to be explored when their data was accurate.
Jordyn Buchanan commented that the benefit of the chart was that it gave a sense of the right question to ask at each stage of the process and given the answer to that question what the next question would be that followed up as a result. It should be looked upon as an outline for future work, rather than determining the answers.
Barbara confirmed that they were restatements of the same question.
Jeff Neuman referred to the 3 items discussed in last call mentioned in the chart and suggested persuing them further:
Maggie Mansourkia's proposal referred to the same topics as a starting point.
Marilyn Cade suggested some parallel processing on tiered access by assigning some work to outside people who would be able to inform the group and have reports come back while the group worked on conspicuous notice and the procedure for conflicts with governments privacy laws. Proposed tiered access needed expert input as there could possibly be significant costs involved in implementing the change across the registrars or registries which they would have to bare.
Jeff Neuman commented that experts, who would likely be volunteers, would be needed on all the issues and that the task force would need to identify experts who could give advice.
Thomas Roessler suggested drafting a proposal and then examining whether it was feasible or not.
Marilyn Cade commented that it would be difficult to commit a single proposal to the BC. There needed to be an assessment of feasibility and options before there could be a firm proposal, and suggested that it would be acceptable to examine different options and then have experts advise on the different options.
Jordyn Buchanan stressed the need for a strategy for going forward with the 3 issues, identifying questions to refer to experts and initial work that should be done on tiered access before determining what questions were appropriate to refer to experts.
Steve Metalitz supported by Tom Keller suggested starting with a specific question from the chart - What work is required for identifying a requestor ? This may have cost, privacy and liability implications.
Future work plan
Jeff Neuman and Jordyn Buchanan thanked everyone for their presence and participation.