6 February 2012 Meeting

When: Monday, February 6th, 2012. GMT Standard Time. 20:00 UTC / This is a 90 Minute Call.

12:00 PST, 15:00 EST,  20:00 London, 21:00 CET , 04:00 Beijing

Adobe Connect Link:  http://icann.adobeconnect.com/whoissdt/

Wiki page:


On page:  http://gnso.icann.org/calendar/#feb

The recordings and transcriptions of the calls are posted on the GNSO Master Calendar page:



Avri Doria - NCSG

Cintra Sooknanan - ALAC

Susan Prosser - RrSG

Michael Young - Individual

Wilson Abigaba - .ug ccTLD registrar

Wendy Seltzer - ALAC

Stephen Van Egmond -  Individual


Berry Cobb

Glen de St Gery

Liz Gasster

Nathalie Peregrine


Don Blumenthal


  1. Agenda Bashing (2 Min)
  2. Review Previous Week Action Items (10 Min)
    1. All Open Actions Reviewed & Closed
  3. Review WHOIS Requirements Survey Question Assignments (70 Min)
    1. Expected Outcome: Draft #6 of Survey Questionaire
  4. New Business (5 Min)
  5. Review of Assigned Action Items (3 Min)

New Action Items:

  1. Berry - 28 FEB - Schedule SO/AC WSWG Roadshow via Webinar (post Costa Rica)
  2. Michael - 20 FEB - Review length of survey, language
  3. Wilson - 10 FEB - Provide examples of survey question types
  4. Wilson - 20 FEB - Review survey code capability to enable user return to survey for completion at later time
  5. WSWG Team - 20 FEB - Mold survey questions to available question types
  6. WSWG Team - 20 FEB - Use of "Question is Relevant " per section/question (review R-6a & R-6b as example)
  7. WSWG Team - 20 FEB - R7/IRD use in survey, Berry to resend to list - STARTED
  8. Michael - 20 FEB - Identify editors of survey
  9. Michael - 20 FEB - Identify Test Survey Takers (possible candidates: Don B., Francisco A., Dave P.)


• Load survey questions into tool – 29 FEB 2012
• Internal Survey Test Control Group – 3 MAR 2012
• Submit Draft Survey – 5 MAR 2012
• Public comment period – 5 MAR 2012 (42 days min)
• Evangelize SO & ACs, Webinar – MAR 2012, Post Costa Rica
• Rework draft – APR 2012
• Independent review – MAY 2012 - Budget?
• Submit to GNSO & release survey for 30 days – 30 MAY 2012
• Review Survey results – JUL 2012
• Release Survey results – 6 AUG 2012
• Publish Final Report – 1 OCT 2012

Open Action Items:

  1. Berry - 6 FEB - Request Public Session for Costa Rica Meeting Schedule / WSWG Road Show across SOs & ACs - CONVERTED (Maintain as tentative on GNSO Sched)
    1. NOTE** - we will NOT conduct a public session in CR
  2. Berry - 9 JAN - Send Doodle poll to determine new WSWG Call Time - COMPLETE
  3. Wilson - 6 FEB - Search/collaborate/brainstorm for ideas on how to best handle comments within survey - COMPLETE
    1. Possible Lexical Analysis
    2. 140 Char response fields
    3. Ability to see other comments submitted, and select the one preferred +1
  4. WSWG/ALL - 3 FEB - Review & Respond to Survey Question Requirement Master Document - CARRYOVER
  5. Berry - 3 FEB - Compile draft v0.6 Survey Questions from WSWG Requirement Assignments - COMPLETE

Adobe Connect Chat:

Berry Cobb: Welcome to the 6 FEB 2012 WSWG Conference.

Michael Young: hi trying to dial in

Michael Young: one sec

Wilson Abigaba: Question types:- Multiple choice (Radio boxes)- Checkboxes (multiple answers)- Ranks (Scale of 1-10 or 1-5)- Drop Down menus- Text (Possible to limit characters)Notes: * It's possible to limit characters in the text fields (if required) * Its possible to have mouse over descriptions for the questions or even the options/answers * We should try as much as possible to avoid text fields because they can only be analysed by a human 

Nathalie  Peregrine: The echo is from Wilson'sline

Wilson Abigaba: I have moved out of the noisy room. is it better now?

Nathalie  Peregrine: Wilson, if you mute your line when not talking it will avoid the echo on other lines. Thank you!

avri: Different questions types have different mechansims that allow 'opting' out.

Michael Young: wilson see avri's comment

Michael Young: like a radio button that says opt out

avri: or multiple choie option: no opinion

wseltzer: just allow people to skip questions?

Michael Young: I think we wanted to be polite

Michael Young: and not ask why they skipped

avri: or true fals with thrid value for don't know

Michael Young: but we have a good idea by their profiling we do

Michael Young: at that start

Michael Young: sure

Michael Young: Avri that works

wseltzer: 4th for "don't care" :)

Michael Young: right

Wilson Abigaba: that  is ok, and possible, but it doesnt reduce the numbern of questions or size of the questionnaire

wseltzer: we shouldn't reject the survey for failure to answer a questions

wseltzer: so people can submit at any time when they get tired.

Michael Young: it would be ideal if they can complete it in more than one session

Wilson Abigaba: I would request, if possible, we the members should try to combine some questions (if possible)

Michael Young: in case of interruption

wseltzer: option 2, I'd suggest

Michael Young: and we can try and reduce number of questions

avri: i tend to use codes and come back and finish.

avri: sometimes when doing a survey that i can complete later, i will actually go away and think about a question for a while.

Wilson Abigaba: Avri, how do u easily remember the codes? are they emailed to you, or u save them manually?

avri: i tend to just cut and paste them into a email message that i save in my email drafts forlder

Berry Cobb: One point to remember is that we have the milestone of Independent Review.  This step may aid in length of survey, opt out on questions, etc.

avri: but yes send emial with the code is a good thing. 

Michael Young: yes

Michael Young: that works

Berry Cobb: 20 FEB, 5 MAR

wseltzer: Q 4, is the respondent "providing" access, or accessing?

wseltzer: i.e. s/providing/gaining/

Cintra Sooknanan: Im Disconnected!!!!

Nathalie  Peregrine: we're dialling out to her now

Nathalie  Peregrine: Cintra is back on the call

Cintra Sooknanan: so they sound less schizophrenic

Cintra Sooknanan: lol

wseltzer: thanks for the speedy chairing.

Cintra Sooknanan: bye bye 

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