Good Morning from Montreal.

On today’s agenda: GAC and Board have an open meeting, from 2pm to 4pm at Level B of the hotel; also, the ccTLDs are holding meetings all day.

On today’s agenda: GAC and Board have an open meeting, from 2pm to 4pm at Level B of the hotel; also, the ccTLDs are holding meetings all day.

WHOIS Workshop agenda posted.

The agenda for the WHOIS workshop has been posted. This version doesn’t have the speakers’ names, yet, and might still be modified. The workshop will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 0800 until 1200.

The agenda for the WHOIS workshop has been posted. This version doesn’t have the speakers’ names, yet, and might still be modified. The workshop will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 0800 until 1200.

Article 29 Working Party on WHOIS

The Article 29 Working Party has adopted an Opinion on the application of the data protection principles to the WHOIS directories. The document is aimed at contributing to the discussion process in Montreal.

The Article 29 Working Party has adopted an Opinion on the application of the data protection principles to the WHOIS directories. The document is aimed at contributing to the discussion process in Montreal.

RSS feed: Updates from the ICANN site.

This RSS feed contains recent updates to the ICANN site. It covers the latest announcements, correspondence, minutes and the like, as long as ICANN is following its usual convention to include a timestamp with the file name of the relevant documents.

This RSS feed contains recent updates to the ICANN site. It covers the latest announcements, correspondence, minutes and the like, as long as ICANN is following its usual convention to include a timestamp with the file name of the relevant documents.

The Al-Jazeera Redirection: Guilt admitted.

According to this article, the person who was behind a redirection of Al-Jazeera’s Web site during the Iraq war has pleaded guilty. The “hack” apparently consisted in impersonating Al-Jazeera’s administrative contact, and getting Network Solutions…

According to this article, the person who was behind a redirection of Al-Jazeera’s Web site during the Iraq war has pleaded guilty. The “hack” apparently consisted in impersonating Al-Jazeera’s administrative contact, and getting Network Solutions to turn over control over the domain registration.

Yet another WHOIS call.

Joining late, this time. Ruchika Agrawal approaches the end of her talk as I join, asks whether uniform policy for all classes of registrants is appropriate; discusses OECD privacy principles. Mentions inaccuracies when there are no proper privacy…

Joining late, this time. Ruchika Agrawal approaches the end of her talk as I join, asks whether uniform policy for all classes of registrants is appropriate; discusses OECD privacy principles. Mentions inaccuracies when there are no proper privacy protections in place. FTC recommendations on what not reveal to reduce risk of identity theft. Conflict with gobally accessible, publicly available WHOIS as required by the RAA.

Law v. Policy

Writes Sven M???s on the whois-coordination list: It goes without saying that any contractual obligations (e.g. in a registrar accreditation agreement) can not overrule existing and applicable legislation. … Any future ICANN procedure or rules for…

Writes Sven Ms on the whois-coordination list: It goes without saying that any contractual obligations (e.g. in a registrar accreditation agreement) can not overrule existing and applicable legislation. … Any future ICANN procedure or rules for Whois should take the existing privacy legislation into account – not only in the best interest of the registrants but also of the *registrars* many of whom might otherwise be left with the choice to either being in conflict with the national privacy legislation of their respective country or in breach of the registar accreditation agreement.