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

I think this is a good proposal. See full text as further revised below
At 03:54 PM 9/29/2004, Thomas Roessler wrote:
On 2004-09-29 11:31:37 -0500, David W. Maher wrote:

>  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.

We should not conflate *implementation* of the policy and *success*
of the policy.  Reviewing registrars' practices yields data on
compliance; that's important for policy enforcement.

Polling registrants could yield data on the policy's actual
effectiveness, and provides important feed-back to the GNSO: Has the
policy, once implemented, *actually* achieved its stated purpose?

If you guys don't want to go so far as to actually recommend polling
registrants, then I'd suggest to remove any specifics from the
success metric part, and just leave things at this:

        Success Metric: Significant increase of registrant awareness
        of WHOIS.

Thomas Roessler · Personal soap box at <http://log.does-not-exist.org/>.

Objective: Increase registrant awareness of WHOIS.

        Success Metric: Significant increase of registrant awareness of WHOIS.


        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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