[nc-whois] Several work items for the WHOIS Task Force
We look forward to working together to achieve the work of the WHOIS TF.
There are several administrative details which need to be completed.
LIST MANAGEMENT: The TF agreed to two separate, but related lists.
All members of the WHOIS TF are identified, except for the GA. Until the
GA election, Danny Younger, present GA chair, remains the GA
representative to the TF. Upon the conclusion of their election, we will
look to the new chair to advise the TF of GA participation/representation.
-Expanded TF list:
The decision was made by the TF to recruit one or two more participants
(per constituency/GA) for an "expanded TF list" to support reading all
"NC - WHOIS TF -- Expanded" is the list name. Glen is setting it up this
week. Please review the names below for concurrence. All constituencies
are final; the GA will advise of their representatives/participation, upon
completion of their election of GA chair.
Business Constituency: BC rep: Marilyn Cade
Additional participant: Bret Fausett and Troy Dow
ccTLD: Oscar Robles
Unlikely to have additional participants
GA: Danny Younger, in his capacity as GA chair.
Status on participants to be determined by incoming chair. Changes to
take place after GA election in January.
IPC: Laurence Djolakian
Additional Participant: Steve Metalitz
ISPCP: Antonio Harris
Additional participants not likely
Non-Comm: Y.J. Park
Additional participants: Hakikur Rahman and Gilbert Estillore Lumantao
Registrars: Phillip Grabensee
Additional participants: Ken Stubbs
Registries: Miriam Sapiro
Additional participants: Karen Elizaga and Rom Mohan
Description of Work Initiative for WHOIS TF: Read Statistical 300 (S-300)
with a common framework for analysis.
This list was distributed just before Christmas. SHOULD any TF member have
difficulty in opening the file, please let Marie Juliano, Marilyn's
executive assistant, know. She is cc'd above/reachable at 202-457-2789.
She will resend the relevant file to the TF member.
We are assuming that the TF is presently reading the S-300. If there is a
problem, please let Marie Juliano know immediately, so we can assist in
getting you access.
Marilyn has prepared a work sheet for her own use. She is happy to share
it, should anyone be interested in using it. [send email to Marie to ask
for the worksheet for WHOIS TF. There is also a sample of the first 20
submissions which Marie will send as well.]
Remember that we are trying to ascertain whether there is anything
different from the analytical responses. Everyone who provided narrative
responses has also already responded in the sections which have been
analyzed. We are looking for "additional" and unique information which
the analytical responses didn't capture, as well as suggestions for
CONFERENCE CALL SHORTLY:
We agreed to a conference call in the near future to discuss our
experiences in reading the S-300. Marie will post possible dates to the
TF shortly to try to ensure that we get full participation of the TF.
Second Work Program: Through the participation of an additional group of
volunteers from the constituencies/GA, we agreed to read all 3000+
submissions and make some form of rough analysis of the responses. [format
described below for recommended analysis.] The Constituencies have
provided their lists of additional participants. The GA will be responding
shortly regarding any changes in their participation. In the meantime, we
have developed a recommendation to assign the 3000+ to the existing list
of participants so that we can move ahead with analysis.
- we took the total number of participants in the Expanded List  and
divided it into the total number of responses (3000+) and ended up with an
approximate number of 200 per individual reader.
Blocks Assigned to:
1-200 Miriam Sapiro
201-400 Karen Elizaga
401-600 Rom Mohan
601-800 Phillip Grabensee
802-1000 Ken Stubbs
1001-1200 Y. J. Park
1201-1400 Hakikur Rahman
1401-600 Gilbert Estillore Lumantao
1601-1800 Laurence Djolakian
1801-2000 Steve Metalitz
2001-2200 Marilyn Cade
2201-2400 Bret Fausett
2401-2600 Troy Dow
2601-2744 Oscar Robles
2745-2887 Danny Younger
2888-3035 Antonio Harris
The full document is provided to the TF under separate email so that you
can share it with your expanded member list. We did not take the time to
divide the full document into separate groups of 200, partly because all
of you need the full set of 3000+ responses, AND because of our own
limited resources to do that. It's pretty simple: provide the full
list to your colleagues and tell them/from above, what their "block" is.
They can then read the submissions which are in their "block" for each
Marilyn has done one example below:
-------------------------------FROM THE 3000+ LIST,
a. To determine if a specific name is available
2, 60; 120; 175
b. find identity of person/organization responsible for domain name or web
2; 60; 120; 144;
c. support ISPs and technical operations, including spam or DoS attacks
2; 10; 15; 23; 120
d. identify owner for consumer protection or IP protection
2; 67; 131-CP; 172;
e. gather names and contact info for marketing
f. government law enforcement/other than IP
4: VERIFICATION, 12: VERIFICATION; 24: verify information for news; 42:
Law School; 90: COMPLAINT; 144: asking where to file complaint.
H. SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS:
The numbers in bold were those where Marilyn had some question but made a
designation anyway. THIS EXAMPLE WAS TAKEN FROM THE SURVEY RESULTS REPORT
PART II, NARRATIVE RESPONSES. It is the first response in that document.
Marilyn has a simple worksheet she is using. It isn't complicated. Should
you want it, ask Marie Juliano to send it to you.
Spreadsheet suggestion: We were unable to determine how an Excel
spreadsheet can be used, since it will truncate the input. Word
Worksheets may be more useful and all are encouraged to share their ideas
with the group.
HOW TO MANAGE WHO READS WHAT :
We leave it to each constituency how you want to allocate your reading.
If you want your observers to read the ADDITIONAL blocks assigned to you,
because you are reading the S-300, that is your choice and some of you
might want to do that. However, this is also designed so that each TF
member who reads the "300" could then read 200 more, as well as your
additional participant reading 200 each. We leave that option to you.
However, we have given three of our colleagues a slightly lighter
assignment as you will see at the end because they are without assistants
at this time. NOTE: when you actually count the number of responses per
block, it's about 40-60%... so this isn't as onerous as it initially
seems. :-) BUT, we note, it is a tedious task.
We are assuming that all are engaged in reading the S-300 and that the
list of assignments and the separate email which includes the 3000+ will
now enable you to get your colleagues engaged in reading the submissions.
Stay tuned for a call of the full expanded list (TF plus expanded list) in
the next week...based on availability of the members.
Please share any concerns with the list so that we can respond.
Marilyn and Tony <<WHOIS TF work memo.doc>>