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

I second this motion.


On 07/28/2010 10:12 AM, Tim Ruiz wrote:
> I make the following motion for consideration at our upcoming meeting 5
> August.
> Tim
> ----- Begin Motion -----
> Whereas:
> On 23-Mar-2010, Staff presented its latest report on feasibility and
> cost estimates for WHOIS Studies
> (http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/whois-studies-report-for-gnso-23mar10-en.pdf)
> 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.
> Resolved:
> 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 ------

Wendy Seltzer -- wendy@xxxxxxxxxxx
phone: +1.914.374.0613
Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center at University of Colorado Law School
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

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