[nc-whois] Comments on chapter III
First of all, thanks a lot to Marilyn and Tony for their
presentation in Ghana. I liked it.
Anyway, before we produce the final preliminary draft (or whatever
we call it), here are some comments on chapter III, Uniformity and
Centralization, which I'd like to see addressed.
I'm using 020312-0 as the baseline; page numbers are from the print
- Introductory text to the questionnaire excerpt, p. 30: "In
particular, some of the questions address the conformity of
information within the ccTLDs to [other] gTLDs, ...". Also, the
last sentence of that text says that "the survey asks to what
extent universal Whois should indeed be universal", and talks
about "centralization of Whois information into one universal
database". This is inappropriate, since the text of the
questionnaire talks about uniform and centralized _access_ to
whois information, not about a central database, which would be
just one possibility to implement such access.
- Comment on results from question 11, p. 32: It should be
emphasized that only about half of the governmental respondents do
use ccTLD whoises, and it should be mentioned that this may
indicate that governmental respondents may mostly come from
countries where gTLDs are used a lot more than ccTLDs.
- Comments on results from question 12, p. 33; second paragraph of
the text: The first sentence seems to be hardly understandable,
and should be removed. The second sentence should be changed like
this: "Across all categories, the vast majority of respondents
indicated that uniformity of data elements should exist across
gTLDs and ccTLDs, with percentages ranging from 80% to 93%."
- Comments on question 13, p. 33: In the first sentence, replace
"across whois data format and services" by "in whois data format
and services". In the second sentence, delete "no category ...
the concept". The last sentence needs explanation of what kind
of ambiguity is claimed to exist here.
- Comments on question 14.c, p. 35: Should be "centralized access
to WHOIS databases across all TLDs", not "centralized access to
- Comments on question 15, p. 36: The text should clearly mention
that we are talking about centralized access to databases, not
about a centralized database. Suggestion for the beginning of
the sentence in question: "When asked who should bear the cost
burden of implementing centralized access to whois databases, the
Miriam, any comments?
Thomas Roessler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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