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RE: [dow1-2tf] Moving forward on "conspicuous notice"?

  • To: "Steven J. Metalitz IIPA" <metalitz@xxxxxxxx>, "Thomas Roessler" <roessler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <dow1-2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [dow1-2tf] Moving forward on "conspicuous notice"?
  • From: "David W. Maher" <dmaher@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 11:31:37 -0500
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I support Thomas' approach as well, as amended by Steve.
In order to move things forward, plz see below a revised version of Thomas' proposal.
I suggest that we declare "rough consensus", adopt this proposal, and put it all behind us.
At 08:46 AM 9/28/2004, Steven J. Metalitz IIPA wrote:
 I support Thomas' approach here.  It includes some specific, concrete
recommendations which sound reasonably implementable.

However, I question his proposed "success metric."  It's not clear who
would be carrying out a survey of a sample of registrants, but such a
survey could be expensive and perhaps difficult to design, administer,
and interpret.  I think the best we can hope for is to measure the
compliance by registrars with the three specific recommendations that
Thomas suggests.  That can be measured fairly easily, either by
self-reporting by registrars, or by ICANN staff (or outside contractor)
going through the registration process at all or a representative sample
of registrars.

I also think the third recommendation should include the word "consent"
since, after all, that is what the Registrar Accreditation Agreement
requires that registrars obtain from registrants.


FOLLOWING IS DWM revision, incorporating Steve's suggestions:

Objective: Increase registrant awareness of WHOIS.

Success Metric: Significant increase of registrant awareness of WHOIS, as measured by an appropriate process to be adopted by ICANN, e.g.,either self-reporting by registrars, or data reviewed by ICANN staff (or outside contractor) through the registration process or a representative sample
of registrars.


        1. Registrars must ensure that disclosures regarding
        availability and third-party access to personal data
        associated with domain names actually be presented to
        registrants during the registration process.  Linking to an
        external web page is not sufficient.

        2. Registrars must ensure that these disclosures are set
        aside from other provisions of the registration agreement if
        they are presented to registrants together with that
        agreement.  Alternatively, registrars may present data
        access disclosures separate from the registration agreement.

        3. Registrars must obtain a separate acknowledgement from
        registrants that they have read, understood and consented to these

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