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RE: [dow2tf] Topics to discuss

  • To: "'Jordyn A. Buchanan'" <jordyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'2DOW2tf'" <dow2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [dow2tf] Topics to discuss
  • From: "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 08:25:38 -0500
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  • In-reply-to: <DBA245C2-9398-11D8-B548-000393D1327C@confusion.net>
  • Sender: owner-dow2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Jordyn's item 1 is troubling, but important. No policy discussion on
elements, access, accuracy, or privacy should even begin as long as there is
no consensus on the purpose of Whois. This has been my growing concern as I
follow the work of these three task forces.

I believe the question of purpose alone should have been the term of
reference, or description of work, for a single task force so that later
task forces could proceed with some common ground, and have a basis upon
which to evaluate the appropriateness of any policy recommendations.

Should there at least be a joint request from the three task forces to ICANN
to provide a purpose statement or mission statement regarding Whois?


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dow2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-dow2tf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jordyn A. Buchanan
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 7:36 AM
To: 2DOW2tf
Subject: [dow2tf] Topics to discuss

As we discussed on our last call, here are some core topics that were 
raised in a number of constituency statements (or in our conversation 
on Monday), and may be useful for us to discuss.  In some cases, I've 
identified some questions that may be helpful for us to answer.

1) What is the purpose of Whois?

2) What are the ideal methods for disclosing use of data and obtaining 

3) Can proxy services be improved to provide better privacy protection?

4) Tiered Access
   - What are reactions to Registrars' proposal?
   - What are the concerns relating to tiered access?

5) Preventing Marketing Uses--Are there implications for what data is 

6) Which data fields should be collected?

7) Is there a useful distinction between commercial and noncommercial 

8) Is there a good mechanism to allow registrants with legitimate 
privacy concerns to opt-out on a case-by-case basis?

9) What are the requirements of local/national privacy policies or 


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