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EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration

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EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration Submission - ALAC
13 January 2022

Submission Summary:

The ALAC is re-iterating the position it took in its Minority Statement submitted with the EPDP Phase 2a report, and calls upon the Board to take it into account, as well as those statements submitted by the GAC, SSAC, BC and IPC.


EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration Submission - ICANN Business Constituency (BC)
13 January 2022

Submission Summary:

As previously stated in the BC’s and IPC’s Minority Statements on the EPDP Phase 2A Final Report, the BC and IPC are ardent supporters of privacy rights and the protective intent of the GDPR. However, in the context of the EPDP team’s work -- a team that was explicitly directed to “preserve the WHOIS database to the greatest extent possible” while complying with privacy law -- the resulting policy exceeds what is necessary to protect the ...


EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration Submission - RrSG
13 January 2022

Submission Summary:

The Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments in relation to ICANN’s Board’s Consideration of the EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations.


The RrSG supports the 4 recommendations overall and provided substantive comments on them in our response to the Initial Report for the EPDP Phase 2A. The RrSG would further like to reiterate its belief that the recommendations are to the benefit of the...


EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration Submission - IPC
13 January 2022

Submission Summary:

As previously stated in the BC’s and IPC’s Minority Statements on the EPDP Phase 2A Final Report, the BC and IPC are ardent supporters of privacy rights and the protective intent of the GDPR. However, in the context of the EPDP team’s work -- a team that was explicitly directed to “preserve the WHOIS database to the greatest extent possible” while complying with privacy law -- the resulting policy exceeds what is necessary to protect the ...


EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration Submission - (RySG), Registries Stakeholder Group
13 January 2022

Submission Summary:

The Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) would like to thank the Board for this opportunity and again would like to affirm our belief that the multi-stakeholder model is at its best when it seeks to enable the contracted parties to comply with laws as it may apply to them individually, across the global legislative landscape. We submit that we continue to earnestly support ICANN and its mission, and we do urge the Board, especially in light of ...


EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration Submission - Tucows Inc
12 January 2022

Submission Summary:

Tucows is pleased to provide input to the ICANN Board related to the EPDP Phase 2 Priority 2 policy recommendations. We note with thanks the many long hours of hard work put in by the EPDP team and ICANN support staff throughout this process. 

These four recommendations contribute to the operation of a secure, stable, and resilient domain name system by ensuring that publicly-available registration data is clearly labelled while pro...


EPDP Phase 2A Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration Submission - Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG)
06 January 2022

Submission Summary:

It is in the public interest for anti-abuse actors to be able to contact, and obtain information about, the registrant of a public resource such as a domain name, in order to address cyber crime, hacking, botnets, phishing, and other abuse. For bona fide actors with a legitimate interest, access to WHOIS must be effective, functional, timely, and efficient to ensure appropriate cybercrime and abuse response.

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