- A biography, detailing relevant work and/or academic experience, as well as subject matter knowledge;
- Your motivation for detailing your interest in serving on the Review Team and what you will bring to the team;
- Specify theÂ Supporting OrganizationÂ (SO) orÂ Advisory CommitteeÂ (AC) that you would like to have consider you for nomination.
Candidates are asked to submit their application materials toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 March 2017, 23:59 UTC.
Note that all applications and supporting materials will be published as they are received on theÂ RDS wiki page.
DEADLINE EXTENSIONÂ â Applications to be appointed to the Registration Directory Service (RDS) Review Team are due on 7 March 2017, 23:59 UTC.
Scope of the Review
Recent discussions among the leadership of theÂ ICANNÂ Supporting OrganizationsÂ andÂ Advisory CommitteesÂ (SO/AC) and the Board Working Group on Registration Directory Service have highlighted concerns with the expected workload and community bandwidth in light of all theÂ WHOISÂ related activities currently underway.
One of the first tasks that the team will face is to develop and deliver to the Board a Terms of Reference and Work Plan by 15 May 2017 that describes the scope of the work to be undertaken by the team. The time commitment for Review Team members will be determined by the team’s agreed scope of work and Terms of Reference, and may range from 6 -18 months depending upon whether a full scope or a limited scope is adopted.
Selection of the Review Team
Under the newÂ Bylaws, eachÂ SO/ACÂ will have an opportunity to nominate up to seven applicants to serve on the Review Team. An applicant’s name will only be presented to theÂ SO/ACÂ identified by the applicant for consideration. AfterÂ SO/ACÂ nomination process concludes, all nominations will be provided to theÂ SO/ACÂ Leaders to conduct the selection process for the Review Team according to the specified expertise and diversity (gender and geographic) requirements from the nominations received, the Review Team may contain up to 21 members, plus anÂ ICANNÂ Board member (designated by theÂ ICANNÂ Board).
|Original Call for volunteers published||28 October 2016|
|Revised Deadline to Apply for Review Team||7 March 2017|
Applicants should be prepared to devote their time to the review process. Review Team work is expected to include regular conference calls (some of which may not be held during business hours in all time zones), and possibly up to three face-to-face meetings, each lasting two to three days.
Under a full Review, the Review Team members will be asked to commit their time for 12 to 18 months. Under the Limited Scope Proposal, the RDS Review Team may be asked to complete its work within six months of its first meeting.
RDS Review Team members will not receive compensation fromÂ ICANNÂ for their service on the team. However, travel, meal and lodging costs for Review Team members who participate in Review Team meetings will be reimbursed upon request in accordance withÂ ICANN‘sÂ community travel support guidelines.
- Participate in creation of charter documents for the Review Team;
- Select appropriate performance indicators and benchmarks;
- Consider public, community and Board input and incorporate it as appropriate in Review Team recommendations;
- Determine whether additional data or analysis is needed and participate in an ensuing provider selection, if necessary;
- Provide timely updates to the community on the status of the Review Team’s work;
- Analyze findings;
- Draw conclusions based on findings, develop useful and feasible recommendations;
- Provide guidance on prioritization of recommendations and definition of desired outcomes;
- Post the draft report of the Review Team for public review and comment;
- Deliver a final Review Team report; and
- Designate Review Team members to participate in the implementation planning work that follows the delivery of the final Review Team report.
Skills and Experience
To compose a well-balanced Review Team,Â ICANNÂ seeks members who, in the aggregate, possess the following skills and experience:
- Prior member of the 1stÂ WHOISÂ Review Team or was an active contributor to its work
- Prior member of the Expert Working Group on Registration Directory Service
- Familiarity with operation of theÂ Domain NameÂ System (DNS)
- Familiarity withÂ WHOISÂ registrant data collection, compliance, directory service (RDDS) management
- Familiarity with Translation and Transliteration ofÂ WHOISÂ Contact Information
- Familiarity withÂ ICANNÂ Procedure for HandlingÂ WHOISÂ Conflicts with Privacy Law
- Familiarity with malware and abuse vectors and mitigations, including cybercrime
- Familiarity withÂ WHOISÂ Data Retention Waiver Process
Composition of the Review Team, depending on expertise and skills required, will aim to achieve:
- Diversity in general, with particular attention on:
- Geographic diversity; and
- Gender diversity.
Applicants should possess the following professional and personal attributes:
- Multistakeholder community understanding
- Team spirit, adaptability, consensus-seeking attitude
- Willingness to learn
- Readiness to contribute
- Capacity to reason objectively, putting aside personal opinions or preconceptions
- Analytical skills
Methodology, Budget & Support
ICANNÂ will provide the Review Team with a clearly articulated review budget at the start. Throughout the review, there will be periodic reporting by the Review Team on its progress relative to planned schedule and budget. A clear and focused review scope is expected to assist the Review Team with prioritizing recommendations in order to optimize finiteÂ ICANNÂ resources (time and budget).
ICANNÂ organizational support will be made available to the Review Team. Support could include assistance with project management; organization of work, documents and activities; as well as sharing of tools and best practices for conducting an effective review.
English is the working language of the Review Team. Key communications and documents will be translated in accordance with theÂ ICANNÂ Language Services policies.
Community-led reviews are an important mechanism for furtheringÂ ICANN‘s obligations outlined in the newÂ BylawsÂ that went into force on 1 October 2016.
- Ensuring accountability, transparency and the interests of global Internet users;
- Preserving security, stability and resiliency of theÂ DNS;
- Promoting competition, consumer trust and consumer choice;
- Registration Directory Service (WHOIS) policy.
These Specific Reviews replace the reviews that were formerly mandated under the Affirmation of Commitments (AoC). The specific objectives for the Registration Directory Service (RDS) Review are to review the effectiveness ofÂ WHOIS, and whether its implementation meets the legitimate needs of law enforcement, promoting consumer trust and safeguarding registrant data.
The firstÂ WHOISÂ review concluded in 2012 and was conducted under theÂ AOC. TheÂ Final ReportÂ [PDF, 1.44 MB] from the First Review Team was submitted to theÂ ICANNÂ Board on 11 May 2012, with Board action to approve the report and recommendations, including theÂ implementation planÂ [PDF, 119 KB] occurred on 8 November 2012. For more information on the status of the implementation activities arising out of the 1stÂ WHOISÂ Review team, please visit the WHOIS Implementation Wiki.
If you have any questions, please contact Margie Milam or Karen Mulberry at email@example.com.
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