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ICANN highlights “not getting things done” risk

ICANN’s board of directors addressed a number of existential threats at its latest workshop, including the perception that it’s simply “not getting things done.” Chair Maarten Botterman disclosed the discussions, which took place at the end of April, in a blog post Friday. He described how the board broke up into four “brainstorming” groups, which […]

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SSAD: Whois privacy-busting white elephant to be shelved

ICANN is likely to put SSAD, the proposed system for handling requests for private Whois data, on the back-burner in favor of a simplified, and far less expensive, temporary fix. But now ICANN is warning that even the temporary fix might be problematic, potentially delaying unrelated work on the next new gTLD round for months. […]

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The future of Whois access is on the table today

ICANN and GNSO Council will meet to discuss the future of SSAD. Today, the ICANN board and the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council will meet to discuss ICANN’s first-ever Operational Design Assessment for the proposed System of Standardized Access/Disclosure (SSAD). The SSAD could end up being the post-GDPR successor to Whois access. The meeting […]

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ICANN board not happy with $100 million Whois reform proposals

ICANN’s board of directors has given its clearest indication yet that it’s likely to shoot down community proposals for a new system for handling requests for private Whois data. Referring to the proposed System for Standardized Access and Disclosure, ICANN chair Maarten Botterman said “the Board has indicated it may not be able to support […]

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Whois reform to take four years, cost up to $107 million A YEAR, and may still be pointless

ICANN’s proposed post-GDPR Whois system could cost over $100 million a year to run and take up to four years to build, but the Org still has no idea whether anyone will use it. That appears to be the emerging conclusion of ICANN’s very first Operational Design Phase, which sought to translate community recommendations for […]

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ICANN teases prices for private Whois lookups

ICANN has started to put some flesh on the bones of the forthcoming (?) SSAD system for accessing private Whois records, including teasing some baseline pricing. During a session at ICANN 72 last week, staffers said responses to recent requests for inf...
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Will you use SSAD for Whois queries?

ICANN is pinging the community for feedback on proposed Whois reforms that would change how people request access to private registrant data. The fundamental question is: given everything you know about the proposed System for Standardized Access and D...
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Whois privacy group finds its new chair

Verisign’s top policy veep is set to become the third chair of the ICANN working group looking at Whois policy in the post-GDPR world. Keith Drazek has been recommended to head the long-running group, known as the EPDP, and the GNSO Council is du...
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