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Friday, June 29, 2018

Ecuador joins GAC @ICANN62, insist ICANN has role in ensuring access - ITREALMS Online

Ecuador has joined the GovernmentAdvisory Committee (GAC) at the just concluded Policy Forum of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) held in Panama City, reports ITRealms.

With this, Ecuador as a new member of GAC, brings the number of GAC members to 177.
ITRealms notes that GAC provides advice to the ICANN Board on policy matters where there may be an interaction between ICANN’s policies and various laws, international agreements and public policy objectives.

GAC Advice is communicated to the ICANN Board through either a Communique or a formal piece of Correspondence.

The GAC welcomed the efforts by all parts of the community to address the issue of access to nonpublic WHOIS data as well as the initiative taken by ICANN in proposing a framework to guide discussions on a new access model.

ICANN has an important role to play in ensuring that there is a clear and well-coordinated process in place. In the discussion, the GAC noted the negative impact that the lack of timely access to non-public WHOIS data is having on different user groups and expressed a desire to achieve more consistent and timely access.

The GAC expressed its commitment to working together with ICANN and the Community in this process and – in a first step – intends to provide detailed comments on the Unified Access Model as soon as possible after ICANN62. The GAC was of the opinion that solutions should be implemented as soon as they become available.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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