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    US Government Uses GAC to Combat Privacy Push in WHOIS | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 38 comments | Search Discussion
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    U.S. Government Secretly Invites ICANN Insiders
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 15 2005, @10:48AM (#15588)
    http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/counc il/msg01005.html

    "Suzanne Sene [U.S. DOC], the Government Advisory Committee liaison to the GNSO Council, informed the council of an invitational working session, intended for all GAC members, with invitation to the Councils of the relevant ICANN Supporting Organizations, relevant ICANN staff and invited guest speakers/participants. The aim was to
    broaden understanding of the diverse aspects of domain name and IP address data maintained by registries and registrars, the public display of this data via WHOIS services, and the impact of the data on combating illegal activities on the Internet. The session would not be open to other attendance and was planned for Sunday 10 July, 2005 from 14:00 to 18:00."

    Kurt Pritz agreed and said that ICANN also felt a sense of urgency driven by the MoU with the Department of Commerce coming to a close. The present sTLD round has raised a series of complex issues that needed to be resolved by economists and technologists before future TLDs were launched.
    The list of questions to be sent to Council by June 9, 2005, were regarded as a 'work in progress document' and creating a procedure for introducing new TLDs. A matrix would be created into which the input from various organizations would be filled in.
    Council proposed working sessions with ICANN staff and the GNSO Council either at a physical ICANN meeting or a special teleconference to work through the questions and answers.
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