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[council] Motion regarding WHOIS studies for 5 Aug 2010 meeting

  • To: "GNSO Council " <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] Motion regarding WHOIS studies for 5 Aug 2010 meeting
  • From: "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:12:31 -0700
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I make the following motion for consideration at our upcoming meeting 5


----- Begin Motion -----


On 23-Mar-2010, Staff presented its latest report on feasibility and
cost estimates for WHOIS Studies
requested by Council on 04-Mar-2009 (See Motion 3 at
https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?04_mar_2009_motions). This
report included a Staff analysis for two of the four study areas –
WHOIS Misuse, and WHOIS Registrant Identification. A full Staff analysis
of the feasibility and cost of the third and fourth study areas, WHOIS
Privacy and Proxy Abuse and Reveal, is still outstanding:

According to the above report the estimated costs of the first studies
is significant, approximately $300,000 and likely significantly more
once the outstanding analysis is completed. While ICANN has allocated
some budget for WHOIS studies, that sum is likely insufficient to fund
all proposed studies at this time.

Considering such costs, the time to complete each study, and other
resources involved, Council will be better able to make a fully informed
decision as to which, if any, studies to pursue once the Staff analysis
of all four study areas is complete and delivered to Council.


Council thanks Staff for its work so far in producing the requested
analysis of these studies and requests Staff to complete its analysis as
soon as practical.

Council shall defer votes on any WHOIS studies until all are ready for
simultaneous consideration and prioritization, when responses to RFPs
for all four studies have been received and analyzed.

------ End Motion ------

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