[At-Large] Fwd: Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) Final Report

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Sat Jun 7 23:20:05 UTC 2014

FYI - please be so kind to find the final report of the Expert Working
Group (EWG) on gTLD Directory Services.

As explained in the message below, this working group has explored the
next-generation Registration Directory Service (RDS) as an alternative
to today's WHOIS.

Through the publication of this final report, I would like to thank
Carlton Samuels, Chair of our WHOIS WG (now folded in the Registration
Issues WG), for his extensive work in this area. The result is a
significant milestone in the future of Registration Directory Services!

If you are interested in the topics raised in this report, please
contact staff at atlarge.icann.org to get added to the At-Large
Registration Issues WG.

Kind regards,

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
ALAC Chair

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) Final
Date: 	Sat, 7 Jun 2014 10:36:22 -0700
From: 	Denise Michel <denise.michel at icann.org>
To: 	Jonathan Robinson, GNSO Council <jonathan.robinson at ipracon.com>,
GNSO groups <liaison6c at gnso.icann.org>, Olivier Crepin Leblond
<ocl at gih.com>, Patrik Faltstrom, SSAC Chair <paf at frobbit.se>,
heather.dryden at ic.gc.ca <heather.dryden at ic.gc.ca>
CC: 	expertworkinggroup at icann.org <expertworkinggroup at icann.org>, Marika
Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>, Mary Wong <mary.wong at icann.org>,
Glen de Saint Géry <gnso-secretariat at gnso.icann.org>, Heidi Ullrich
<Heidi.Ullrich at icann.org>, Steve Sheng <steve.sheng at icann.org>, Olof
Nordling <olof.nordling at icann.org>

Dear All:


The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) has issued
their Final Report
Given your group's interest in this topic, I wanted to bring this to
your attention, along with the public sessions the EWG has scheduled at
the ICANN London meeting:

  * An introduction to the Final Report: EWG Overview of Final Report
    Monday, 23 June, 1515 -- 1615
  * Two cross-community discussion sessions: 
      o EWG Final Report Discussion Session
        <http://london50.icann.org/en/schedule/mon-ewg-final-discussion>, Monday,
        23 June, 1700 - 1900
      o EWG Final Report Discussion Session
        <http://london50.icann.org/en/schedule/wed-ewg-final-discussion>, Wednesday,
        25 June, 0800 -- 1000

The Final Report fulfills the ICANN Board's directive to help redefine
the purpose and provision of gTLD registration data, and provides a
foundation to help the ICANN community (through the GNSO) create a new
global policy for gTLD directory services. This report represents the
culmination of an intense 15 month period of work during which
this diverse group of volunteers
<https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/gtld-directory-services-2013-02-14-en> created
an alternative to today's WHOIS to better serve the global Internet
community -- a next-generation Registration Directory Service (RDS).


The EWG looks forward to discussing this with the ICANN community. Thank
you for sharing this notice broadly.




Denise Michel

VP Strategic Initiatives


denise.michel at icann.org




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