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RE: [council] Whois "misrepresentation study" meeting


My personal opinion is that what you did was perfectly in line with what
we asked you to do.  The problem in my view is that the meeting was
listed on the Council Master Calendar.  As soon as it appears there, it
takes on a difference stature, one that I don't think applies.  All GNSO
Council, WG, WT, Task Force and Drafting Team meetings should be posted
on the Calendar but I don't think that every Staff scheduled meeting
needs to be there.

In this case, the meeting appears to be part of the information
gathering process that you were tasked with.  Once you finish gathering
the information, you will be reporting back to us so we will all have
adequate opportunity to provide input and ask questions.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liz Gasster [mailto:liz.gasster@xxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:02 PM
> To: Gomes, Chuck; Avri Doria; Council GNSO
> Subject: RE: [council] Whois "misrepresentation study" meeting
> All, 
> I have been reaching out to various proponents of studies, 
> and to candidates who might be helpful in providing study 
> data, on a selected basis, to try to define the precise 
> parameters of the terms of reference for RFPs to obtain costs 
> and feasibility for various WHOIS study areas.  You may 
> recall that the Council, in asking for this work to be done 
> at your open meeting in Mexico City, specifically invited 
> staff to:  "pursue creative ways to develop cost estimates 
> for these studies, including re-formulations of the suggested 
> hypotheses. At any time, Staff may come back to Council with 
> questions regarding study hypotheses."  These discussions 
> have been conducted pursuant to that invitation, they have 
> been "one-off" discussions, and Glen happened to record and 
> post this one because I asked her to schedule it.  Other 
> calls have also occurred.  I did not post agendas or announce 
> the calls, other than to the invitees of the calls.
> Please let me know if you would prefer that I handle these 
> calls in a different way.  
> Regarding the substance and status of WHOIS studies -- I have 
> reformulated the categories of studies into the attached 
> groupings.  (Please see chart attached).  Draft terms of 
> reference for RFPs on the first two study areas, WHOIS 
> "misuse" and WHOIS "misrepresentation" are also attached for 
> your reference.  I am currently seeking input on the 
> questions highlighted in the italicized "boxed" text in the 
> attached.  If you have input to provide, please feel free to 
> do so. We have not yet begun to prepare a document on "Proxy 
> and Privacy Services".  
> I had not intended to conduct a broad community-wide 
> consultation at this stage.  If the Council wants to provide 
> input or solicit broader input now or at any time before RFPs 
> are released, please let me know and I can of course 
> accommodate that, noting that will delay the release of these 
> requests.
> Regarding Study 4 on the attached (previously study #11) 
> staff is currently thinking (though our thoughts could 
> certainly change) that this study might be subsumed by the 
> work of the SSAC and GNSO to study the feasibility of 
> introducing display specifications to deal with the 
> internationalization of registration data.
> Regarding study 5, we will be initiating the compilation of 
> WHOIS service requirements in early September.
> Please let me know if you have any questions or would like 
> further information, or if you would like me to alter my 
> process in any way.
> Thanks, Liz
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gomes, Chuck
> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 8:21 AM
> To: Avri Doria; Council GNSO
> Subject: RE: [council] Whois "misrepresentation study" meeting
> I was unaware of it as well.
> Chuck 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Avri Doria
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:55 AM
> > To: Council GNSO
> > Subject: [council] Whois "misrepresentation study" meeting
> > 
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Just found this in the calendar.
> > Was this meeting announced?
> > Did it have an agenda?
> > 
> > Was it an open meeting, as all GNSO meetings are unless 
> specifically 
> > closed over personal privacy concerns, or was it by invitation only?
> > 
> > If I knew of this and it just did not register, I apologize, but I 
> > really do not know what it was about.
> > 
> > I will listen to the audio, but am looking for some context.
> > 
> > http://audio.icann.org/gnso/gnso-whois-20090810.mp3
> > 
> > thanks
> > 
> > a.
> > 
> >