[At-Large] Fwd: Helping the EWG Understand Next Generation RDS Risk - Complete The Survey

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Sat Apr 5 01:10:37 UTC 2014

Thanks Fatima.   It is even more important to participate in the survey.
 The working link for the English language version of the online survey is


The printable survey instrument can be accessed here:

We will make sure to circulate the link to
versions in
and other
 soon as
those are

It would be most helpful if we extract the working link, send it forward
and ask our networks to participate in the survey.


Carlton A Samuels
Mobile: 876-818-1799
*Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*

> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-04apr14-en.htm
> ------------------------------
> RDS Risk Survey and Webinar: How will a Proposed Next Generation
> Registration Directory Services (RDS) to Replace Whois Impact You?
> (Available Until 15 May 2014)
> 4 April 2014
> The *Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG)
> <https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=40175189
> >*invites
> you to participate in its recently launched Registration Directory
> Service (RDS) Risk Survey.
> If you provide or use gTLD domain name registration data (today known as
> Whois), please consider responding to this survey to share your unique
> perspective on potential risks and benefits associated with the EWG's
> proposed RDS, should ICANN choose to implement such as system to replace
> Whois.
> Today, anyone can query Whois to identify the organization or individual
> responsible for an Internet domain name, known as a Registrant, along with
> their postal address, email address, and telephone number. The EWG was
> asked to re-examine the purpose and provision of this information,
> envisioning a clean-slate approach to meet global Internet community needs
> with greater privacy, accuracy, and accountability. The EWG's proposed next
> generation RDS would collect, validate and disclose registration
> information for permissible purposes only, with some values remaining
> public and others being gated - that is, returned only to authorized users
> with legitimate purposes.
> At this point, the RDS is simply a proposal being refined by the EWG for
> ICANN Board and community consideration. If you are one of the many
> different individuals, businesses, and other organizations that consume
> Whois data today, or a domain name Registrant, Registrar, or Registry that
> provides Whois data today, please participate in this survey. This survey
> is a chance to tell the EWG about the risks and benefits that the
> recommended RDS might have for YOU.
> All risks and benefits identified through this survey will be published in
> aggregated, anonymized form and used by the EWG to refine its
> recommendations and as input to a full risk assessment.
> *RDS Risk Survey attributes:*
>    - RDS Risk Survey Availability Date: 15 March 2014
>    - RDS Risk Survey address:
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/rds-risk-survey-14mar14-en.htm
>    - RDS Risk Survey Close Date: *15 May 2014, 23:59 UTC*
> To read more, you may download a printable
> PDF<
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/rds-risk-survey-01apr14-en.pdf
> >[PDF,
> 1.93 MB] before returning to
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/rds-risk-survey-14mar14-en.htm<http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/rds-risk-survey-14mar14-en.htmto>
> take the on-line survey. Translated versions of this survey will also
> be
> available shortly.
> *To learn more about this survey, please join the EWG for this interactive
> online workshop: How will Next Generation Registration Directory Services
> impact you?*
> *Date:* Wednesday, 16 April 2014
> *Time:* 19:00-20:30 UTC (time converter:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=EWG+Workshop+Webinar+-+Session+1&iso=20140416T19&ah=1&am=30
> )
> *Date:* Thursday, 17 April 2014
> *Time:* 12:00-13:30 UTC (time converter:
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=EWG+Workshop+Webinar+-+Session+2&iso=20140417T12&ah=1&am=30
> )
> Additional details on the interactive online workshop are available
> here<
> http://www.icann.org/en/about/learning/webinars/rds-workshop-04apr14-en.htm
> >
> .
> You may also learn more about the proposed next generation RDS at any time
> by:
>    - WATCHING this short introductory
> video<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=40175189>
>    - LISTENING to this longer
> presentation<http://buenosaires48.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-rds>
>    - EXPLORING these
> FAQs<http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/faqs>,
>    or
>    - READING the EWG's Initial
> Report<
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/initial-report-24jun13-en.pdf
> >[PDF,
> 1.70 MB] and Status
>    Update Report<
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/status-update-11nov13-en.pdf
> >[PDF,
> 2.26 MB]
> *Background*
> In December 2012, ICANN announced the creation of an Expert Working Group
> (EWG) on next generation gTLD Registration Directory Services, as a first
> step in fulfilling the ICANN Board's directive to help redefine the purpose
> and provision of gTLD registration data. The EWG's findings are expected to
> serve as a foundation to help the GNSO create a new global policy for the
> provision of gTLD registration data.
> A significant milestone was reached on 24 June
> 2013<
> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-3-24jun13-en.htm
> >with
> the publication
> <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-3-24jun13-en.htm
> >of
> the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory
> Services<http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services
> >(EWG)'s
> Initial Report and FAQs, opening a consultation period with the
> ICANN community. The Initial
> Report<
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/initial-report-24jun13-en.pdf
> >[PDF,
> 1.70 MB] enumerated the users, purposes, data elements, recommended
> principles and features, and proposed model to guide the development of a
> next generation Registration Directory Service (RDS) to replace Whois.
> Prior to the ICANN Meeting in Buenos Aires, the EWG published its Status
> Update Report<
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/status-update-11nov13-en.pdf
> >[PDF,
> 2.26 MB] to highlight the EWG's thinking on these and many other key
> issues. It also provides a great deal more detail on the analysis that lay
> behind the Initial
> Report<
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/initial-report-24jun13-en.pdf
> >[PDF,
> 1.70 MB].
> *What's Next?*
> The EWG is now completing its research and information gathering phase
> before delivering its final recommendations to the ICANN Board. The RDS
> Risk Survey is one of several research efforts undertaken being the EWG to
> ensure that its final recommendations are supported by facts and informed
> by current practices and input from all those potentially impacted by any
> next generation system to replace Whois.
> The EWG expects to complete its recommendations in 2014, informed by
> Community feedback and in-depth analysis of selected areas, including the
> responses to this RDS Risk Survey. The EWG plans to deliver its final
> report to the ICANN Board in June 2014.
> *Questions*
> If questions arise about the RDS Risk Survey, please contact us at
> Risk-EWG-Survey at icann.org.

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