[At-Large] Fwd: WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Tue May 15 14:14:56 UTC 2012

Firstly  I would like to thank all those spending so much time and energy on developing this report. 

Secondly I want to remonstrate. ALAC should not be encouraging ICANN to expand its scope as regulator in areas which really need to be done in local jurisdictions. 

Is it not possible for an activity near ICANN to recommend ICANN co-ordinates globally to establish best practices and education for local implementation around the world? 

I can see the point where WHOIS data for technical management can usefully be defined globally but I can't see that it is ever going to wash to "regulate" at ICANN matters that reasonably have to be decided and implemented via local regulators and legislatures such as management of privacy, law enforcement and similar over beneficial ownerships and similar.  

If people think this needs to be "regulated" at ICANN then this report does not provide the evidence.  



On 13 May 2012, at 22:26, Carlton Samuels wrote:

> FYI.   IMHO, the Final Report offers improved clarity and crispness in
> language.  A few additions/clarifications from the preliminary report peaks
> interest:
> 1.  WHOIS must be established as a strategic priority for ICANN. They
> doubled down by providing some definitive [and guiding!] recommendations to
> the Board to that objective.
> 2.  Explicitly valorize the finding of widespread interest/convergence of
> WHOIS matters in the global community by recommending a fulsome outreach
> initiative.
> 3.  Makes an explicit connection between anticipated improved compliance
> with a different reporting structure for ICANN Compliance that compels
> greater accountability from ICANN Board for outcomes, coupled with more
> transparent operations.
> 4.  Declares in favour of " *a clear, unambiguous and enforceable chain of *
> *contractual agreements with registries, registrars, and registrants to
> require the **provision and maintenance of accurate WHOIS data*.".
> Speaking as Chair of the At-Large WHOIS WG, I shall recommend that the ALAC
> issue a statement fully endorsing the recommendations of the Final Report
> - Carlton
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> WHOIS Policy Review Team Final Report
> 11 May 2012
> *Forum Announcement:* Comment Period Opens on *Date:* 11 May 2012  *
> Categories/Tags:*
> Reviews/Improvements
> WHOIS Policy
> Transparency/Accountability
> *Purpose (Brief):* The WHOIS Policy Review Team, constituted under ICANN's
> Affirmation of Commitments (AoC) agreement with the U.S. Department of
> Commerce, submitted its *Final Report and
> Recommendations<http://www.icann.org/en/about/aoc-review/whois/final-report-11may12-en.pdf>
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