This vote is on a resolution proposed by a member of the GNSO Council, Marilyn Cade, seconded by Philip Sheppard, as decided at the GNSO Council teleconference:
The time for this GNSO Council vote is:
- Starting Tuesday, 04 February 2003, 14:00 Paris time (13:00 UTC)
- Ending Tuesday, 18 February 2003, 14:00 Paris time (13:00 UTC) or when all 18 ballots from the GNSO Council have been received, whatever occurs first.
b1:KabcdZ:[ ] I Yes on the motion
b1:KabcdZ:[ ] I No on the motion
b1:KabcdZ:[ ] I abstain on the motion
Voters are reminded that under the Council procedures an Abstain is a vote against and a reason should be provided to the Council for the need to abstain (such as a strong conflict of interest, rather than just don't care about the result) as opposed to voting yes or no.
The description of the resolution can be found below :
Proposed GNSO Council resolution 2003 by Marilyn Cade, seconded by Philip Sheppard.
WHEREAS, the GNSO Council, (hereinafter "the Council"):
- confirms its support to the participation of country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries within ICANN,
- looks forward to the establishment of the new Country Code Names Supporting Organization as the body to address ccTLD issues,
- commits itself to collaborative work with that Supporting Organization on policy issues of mutual concern including the stability of the Internet;
- recognizing that the development of various processes, and resulting bylaws which will establish the Country Code Names Supporting Organization are still under development, commits itself to collaborative work on policy issues of mutual concern in the interim;
WHEREAS, the Council commits itself to collaborative work with the ICANN Government Advisory Committee (GAC) on policy issues of mutual concern including the stability of the Internet;
WHEREAS, the Council notes a proposed meeting to be hosted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its member countries, which will discuss issues related to ICANN and ccTLDs.
The Council Resolves:
- to welcome the interaction of ICANN with relevant governments and inter-governmental entities (such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU)) through the Governmental Advisory Committee;
- to encourage governments and such governmental entities to consider ICANN as the primary venue to address Internet naming and numbering issues within the mission of ICANN;
- to encourage and welcome governments and such governmental entities to attend and participate in ICANN's venues and meetings and to work actively within ICANN.