[At-Large] NTIA Report to U.S Congress

Antony Van Couvering avc at avc.vc
Mon Oct 15 22:31:44 UTC 2018

Hey Carlton,

That's not just the highlight, it's practically the whole report. It 
appears that the NTIA, in reviewing the transition, is concentrating on 
Whois to the exclusion of all other issues.


On 10/15/2018 12:12 PM, Carlton Samuels wrote:
> A highlight from the report:
> "....... /NTIA, engaging directly with ICANN as well as through the 
> Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), aggressively worked to maintain 
> the ability for law enforcement, cybersecurity practitioners, 
> intellectual property rights holders, and other users to access WHOIS 
> information in a timely manner. This is to a certain extent reflected 
> in the Temporary Specification, which maintains the requirement for 
> registries and registrars to continue collecting WHOIS information as 
> well as make access to now redacted information “reasonably” 
> available. NTIA supported ICANN taking action to keep the WHOIS 
> service working, but has made clear in remarks within the GAC that 
> while the Temporary Specification is necessary, it is not sufficient, 
> as it does not clearly articulate how WHOIS users are to be allowed 
> access to this data in a predictable fashion....... NTIA volunteered 
> to be one of three GAC representatives to the EPDP and is working over 
> 30 hours a week to ensure that the future specification balances data 
> protection with the needs to access WHOIS information for legitimate 
> and lawful purposes./"
> https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/first_semiannual_report_on_ntias_icann_activities.pdf
> -Carlton
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