[At-Large] [EURO-Discuss] Comment on the PPSAI policy document

Rinalia Abdul Rahim rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 18:05:23 UTC 2015

Hello, EURALO:

I believe things are moving on the EWG & WHOIS front:

1. [
Next Steps for the EWG Final Report on Next Generation Registration
Directory Services

Whereas, in 2012, the Board adopted
<https://features.icann.org/2012-11-08-whois-policy-review-team-report> a
two-pronged approach to address the recommendations of the WHOIS Review
Team, calling for ICANN to (i) continue to fully enforce existing consensus
policy and contractual conditions relating to WHOIS, and (ii) create an
expert working group to determine the fundamental purpose and objectives of
collecting, maintaining and providing access to gTLD registration data, to
serve as a foundation for a Board-initiated GNSO policy development process

Whereas, in 2014, the Expert Working Group on Next Generation Registration
Directory Services (EWG) delivered its Final Report
[PDF, 5.12 MB] to the Board with its recommended model and principles to
serve as the foundation for the GNSO PDP.

Whereas, an informal group of Board members and GNSO Councilors
collaborated and developed a proposed framework
[PDF, 612 KB] to provide guidance to the GNSO PDP for the examination of
the EWG's recommended models and principles for the next generation
registration directory services to replace WHOIS.

Resolved (2015.04.26.09), the Board thanks the EWG for the significant
effort and work exerted that produced the proposed model for a next
generation registration directory services as reflected in its Final Report
[PDF, 5.12 MB].

*Resolved (2015.04.26.10), the Board reaffirms its request for a
Board-initiated GNSO policy development process to define the purpose of
collecting, maintaining and providing access to gTLD registration data, and
consider safeguards for protecting data, using the recommendations in the
Final Report
[PDF, 5.12 MB] as an input to, and, if appropriate, as the foundation for a
new gTLD policy;*

Resolved (2015.04.26.11), the Board directs that a new Preliminary Issue
Report that follows this framework
[PDF, 612 KB] be prepared and delivered to the GNSO;

Resolved (2015.04.26.12), the Board commits to forming a group of Board
members that will (i) liaise with the GNSO on the policy development
process to examine the EWG's recommended model and propose policies to
support the creation of the next generation registration directory
services, and (ii) oversee the implementation of the remaining projects
arising from the Action Plan
[PDF, 119 KB] adopted by the Board in response to the WHOIS Review Team's
recommendations. The Board directs the Board Governance Committee to begin
the process for identifying a recommendation of a slate of Board members to
do this work.

2. The Board Governance Committee met on 20 June 2015 right before ICANN53
and decided on the group of Board members that would do the work stated in
the resolution above.  More information will be made available once the BGC
meeting minutes are finalized and published.

Best regards,


On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 12:52 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>

>  Dear Valentina,
> thanks for this excellent contribution.
> As you mention, the public comment period is open until end of business
> day today... I really do not know why the ALAC comment period also closes
> on the same day - but this is all coming in at the very last moment.
> I have CC'ed Holly Raiche & Carlton Samuels (as well as ALAC Chair Alan
> Greenberg & ALAC Policy Staff) to see if your organisation's comments can
> be taken into account, perhaps with ALAC asking for a few more days from
> Mary Wong in order to formulate a response.
> Alas I have no say in the matter / process or substance. :-)
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier
> ps. my thoughts about the matter of WHOIS Privacy & Proxy is that WHOIS
> has become inappropriate for the task it is asked to perform. I am
> flabbergasted that the work of the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory
> Services, published on
> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ewg-recommends-a-replacement-for-whois is
> actually not being taken into account. It would save a lot of time from
> volunteers wasting time with WHOIS privacy/proxy now.
> On 07/07/2015 17:46, Valentina Pavel /ApTI wrote:
>   Dear At-Large Community Members,
>  Please find attached ApTI's comment regarding ICANN's WHOIS privacy/proxy
> services proposal.
>  We believe the new policy presents a serious danger to freedom of
> speech, privacy and to the rule of law on the Internet and we urge ICANN
> not to adopt this proposal.
>  We are also working on publishing a summary of our comment.
>  The public comment period is open until *7 Jul 2015 23:59 UTC.
> <http://http://www.timeanddate.com/time/aboututc.html>*
>  Thank you,
>    Valentina Pavel
> Asociația pentru Tehnologie și Internet - ApTI
> privacy.apti.ro <http://www.privacy.apti.ro> & apti.ro
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