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WHOIS Requirements and National Law Conflicts

22 May 2014

Forum Announcement: Comment Period Opens on Date: 22 May 2014
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Purpose (Brief):

As contemplated in the Whois National Law Conflict Procedure (Whois Procedure), this paper [PDF, 201 KB] opens a review process to solicit community feedback on the effectiveness of the procedure. The community is encouraged to offer comments or suggest possible changes to the procedure, which will be compiled and analyzed to determine a proposed path forward. That path may include a published report in consultation with stakeholder groups, or it may lead to the formation of an Implementation Advisory Group of GNSO representatives to develop possible proposals for modification. Any proposed changes to implementation of the Whois Procedure would also be presented to the GNSO Council to confirm that the proposed changes do not change the intent of the policy recommendations. The proposed changes may also be presented to the Board of Directors for their review, before implementation.

Public Comment Box Link: https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-conflicts-procedure-2014-05-22-en