This is a face to face meeting of the Generic Names Supporting Organization's (GNSO) 'thick' Whois Policy Development Process Working Group. This Working Group has been tasked to provide the GNSO Council with a policy recommendation regarding the use of 'thick' Whois by all gTLD Registries, both existing and future. The WG has been working on obtaining input from GNSO Stakeholder Groups and Constituencies, as well as other ICANN Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees on this topic. In addition, the WG created a number of sub-teams that have been reviewing some of the topics that the WG has been tasked to address per its charter (see 3. WG Charter). During this session, the WG is expected to provide an update on its activities as well as continue with its deliberations. There will be time at the end of the session for Q & A.


Thick Whois WG, Face to Face Meeting, ICANN 46 Beijing

8 April 2013, 7.30-9.00am China Standard Time, for other places see

Room: Function 8AB

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Draft Agenda

  1. Roll Call / SOI
  2. Brief introduction on the WG's charter and achievements so far 
  3. Discussion on Data Protection/Privacy issues
  4. Review/finalize authoritativeness, data escrow, synchronisation and competition in registry services sections of Initial Report
  5. Start review of accessibility topic (if time allows)
  6. Confirm next steps / next meeting

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