Thank you YJ.....
With the survey in 5 different languages, (English, French, Spanish,
Russian, Japanese) I anticipate (and hope) many comments will be in the
respondent's native language rather than just english! - we are trying to
remove the language barrier to encourage participation in our WHOIS survey.
Like you I think we all want to ensure we understand all comments
correctly as a consequence we will need additional translation time..... Due
to the complexity and the need to take progressing the issue slowly, we have
not yet set a date for the publication of our final report. At the
ICANN meeting we need to have a WHOIS committee meeting to determine how we
should review the information.
I would like to schedule a meeting of the WHOIS Committee before (and
possibly after - for feedback) the Constituency meetings to discuss the
review process itself.
May I propose we hold our first face to face meeting on THURSDAY 6th
September at 1800 hours. Meet at the Front Reception of the Radisson Hotel.
If any WHOIS Committee member is unable to make that proposed time,
please advise soonest
"YJ Park (MINC)" wrote:
Paul, It sounds very challenging. Supporting your proposal here I would
like to emphasizethat the access to information needs to be allowed
asap,if this is DNSO responsibilities. As non-native speakers of English,
you can understand Idefinitely need more time to review such enormous
info. Thank you,YJ
of all may I thank all Committee members who have responded either
publicly or privately to my earlier mails.
May I seek your support for the following proposal:
- We extend the closure of the Comment Period until the 14th August
to ensure all those who want to participate in this consultation are
able to do so.
- We ask ICANN to make available to the whole community (via the
web) all comments submitted - but not to associate the comments with
the identity of the author.
- All Committee members have access to all the information including
(in confidence) the identity of the author.
- In advance of Montevideo we ask ICANN to tabulate the results of
the survey, including the country of the respondent, as an
overview.... please note the survey was not a "poll"... so we may
present some preliminary findings to the ICANN meeting....
- We schedule a face to face meeting whilst in Montevideo of all
WHOIS Committee Members in attendance.... and discuss how we propose
to review the data in light of the our preliminary examination.
FYI, the GAC will be discussing the WHOIS issue/survey at their
WHOIS Committee Chair