[TF-CBA] FW: ICANN News Alert -- WHOIS Privacy Proxy Services Questionnaire (Available Until 28 February 2014)

Fahd Batayneh fahd.batayneh at icann.org
Thu Feb 6 12:20:24 CET 2014


(sorry for cross posting)



For those interested in the work of the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory 
Services (EWG).



Fahd



Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 5:24 AM
Subject: ICANN News Alert -- WHOIS Privacy Proxy Services Questionnaire 
(Available Until 28 February 2014)



 <http://www.icann.org/> ICANN


News Alert


http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-05feb14-en.htm

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WHOIS Privacy Proxy Services Questionnaire (Available Until 28 February 2014)


5 February 2014

The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) is seeking 
information from Privacy and Proxy (P/P) Service Providers on existing 
practices to inform its deliberations as it develops recommendations on best 
practices for the proposed Next Generation Registration Directory Service 
(RDS) to replace today's Whois system. The Questionnaire will be used to 
understand current P/P Provider practices and will be made available until 28 
February 2014.

Questionnaire attributes:

*	Questionnaire Availability Date: 31 January 2014
*	Questionnaire Address: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Privacy_and_Proxy_Services_Survey
*	Questionnaire Close Date: 28 February 2014, 23:59 UTC
*	Questionnaire Language: English only

All questions can be downloaded in PDF form 
<https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/45744698/PP_EWG_Survey.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1391125472409&api=v2> 
[PDF, 281 KB] for offline review, with answers submitted either via email to 
PP-EWG-Survey at icann.org or submitting answers online.

The EWG greatly appreciates any insights on this topic from those P/P 
Providers interested in sharing information about their current practices. The 
individual responses will be used only to understand current P/P Provider 
practices and will not be published by the EWG, unless the P/P Provider 
requests that its individual response be disclosed. The EWG plans to publish a 
summary of anonymized, aggregated results for ICANN community use in 
considering future policy recommendations, and will be shared with the GNSO 
PDP Working Group on Privacy/Proxy Service Accreditation Issues.


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].

The EWG is currently in its research and information gathering phase. This 
Questionnaire is one of several research efforts that the EWG is currently 
undertaking to ensure that its final recommendations are supported by facts 
and informed by current practices.


What's Next?


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 Questionnaire. The EWG plans to reconvene in March 2014 to derive 
fact-based recommendations after carefully examining the results of its 
research, and expects to deliver its final report to the ICANN Board by June 
2014.


Questions


If questions arise about the Questionnaire or the online tool, please contact 
Margie Milam at PP-EWG-Survey at icann.org.

http://click.icptrack.com/icp/track.php?msgid=930255&act=MI8Z&r=25971199&c=165637

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