Time to revise the PDP?

It may be time to revise ICANN’s shiny new policy-development process: While that process has a lot of good elements, the deadlines suggested prove to be too tight. The new registry services PDP is a particularly extreme example: In trying to foll…

It may be time to revise ICANN’s shiny new policy-development process: While that process has a lot of good elements, the deadlines suggested prove to be too tight.The new registry services PDP is a particularly extreme example: In trying to follow the new PDP as closely as possible, ICANN staff has promised an issues report for October 31, for November 7, and on November 14 for last week-end. The issues report is still not there, despite being on the GNSO Council’s agenda for tomorrow.More realistic deadlines — that can actually be kept by ICANN staff, and, in later stages of the process, by the parties involved then — may be a better approach than the current sorry state of affairs. (In particular since this isn’t the first time this happens — in Montreal, the Council planned to discuss the staff manager’s report on UDRP review which came out on 1 August, more than four weeks after Montreal.)Later: The Issues Report Has Finally Arrived.

“This is just a notice, it is not a virus!”

This must be the most stupid outgoing anti-virus filter software feature I have seen so far: Instead of a virus, the “intended” recipient gets a notification that someone tried to send a virus to them, but that this virus was caught by a filtering…

This must be the most stupid outgoing anti-virus filter software feature I have seen so far: Instead of a virus, the “intended” recipient gets a notification that someone tried to send a virus to them, but that this virus was caught by a filtering service. Basically, this replaces outgoing viruses by outgoing spam.A close second (and long-time favorite) is e-mail scanning software that adds “certified virus-free” notices to outgoing messages. These notices are, of course, about as trustworthy as the words “I love you” in an e-mail’s subject line.

Where’s that issues report?

ICANN, on 31 October: The recent ICANN meeting in Carthage, Tunisia was a rich source of information and discussion of the many issues involved with the development of this Issues Report. In order to fully reflect this information, the posting of …

ICANN, on 31 October: The recent ICANN meeting in Carthage, Tunisia was a rich source of information and discussion of the many issues involved with the development of this Issues Report. In order to fully reflect this information, the posting of the full Issues Report will be postponed until no later than 7 November 2003.

Public Comment Period for WHOIS Task Forces.

The GNSO is soliciting public comments on the issue areas that will be covered by the WHOIS Task Forces that were kicked off in Carthage: Data mining prevention (dow1(at)gnso.icann.org; archived comments); Data elements collected and displayed (do…

The GNSO is soliciting public comments on the issue areas that will be covered by the WHOIS Task Forces that were kicked off in Carthage: Data mining prevention (dow1(at)gnso.icann.org; archived comments); Data elements collected and displayed (dow2(at)gnso.icann.org; archived comments); Improving accuracy of collected data (dow3(at)gnso.icann.org; archived comments).This is the first of several public comment periods that are part of the new policy-development process. Comments are accepted until 28 November 2003.

Hans Kraaijenbrink has passed away.

Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland has unexpected and sad news for the ICANN community. Op 5 november 2003 is volkomen onverwacht overleden Hans Kraaijenbrink Voorzitter van het bestuur van SIDN Wij zijn diep geschokt door zijn plotsel…

Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland has unexpected and sad news for the ICANN community.

Op 5 november 2003 is volkomen onverwacht overleden

Hans Kraaijenbrink
Voorzitter van het bestuur van SIDN

Wij zijn diep geschokt door zijn plotseling overlijden.
Van 2001 tot zijn overlijden heeft Hans leiding gegeven aan SIDN. Doorde inzet van zijn vele talenten heeft hij de vernieuwingen rond SIDN inde afgelopen periode voortdurend in goede banen geleid. Wij verliezen inhem een scherpzinnige en dierbare collega en voorzitter.

Hans Kraaijenbrink had been a member of ICANN’s initial board, and served as a board member until this summer. During the reform process, he was one of the members of ICANN’s Evolution and Reform Committee. Only three weeks ago, the board appointed Hans Kraaijenbrink as the chair of the 2004 nominating committee.

Anonymization service search was illegal.

Heise reports that the AN.ON project has won another victory in court. An illegal order from a lower court had forced the anonymization service to implement and activate a wiretapping function. When a higher court suspended that order, police obta…

Heise reports that the AN.ON project has won another victory in court.An illegal order from a lower court had forced the anonymization service to implement and activate a wiretapping function. When a higher court suspended that order, police obtained a search warrant and seized the data gathered when the (illegal) wiretapping function was active.That search has now been found to be illegal.Later: Press release.