GNSO Council Teleconference Agenda

Last Updated: 10 September 2009
24 May 2007

Proposed GNSO Council Agenda Thursday 24 May 2007

This agenda was established according to the Rules of Procedure for the GNSO Council

Coordinated Universal Time UTC 12:00 - see below for local times
(05:00 am Los Angeles, 08:00 Washington DC, 13:00 London, 14:00 Brussels, 22:00 Melbourne, 00:00am Wellington next day 25 May 2007)

Bruce Tonkin will be chairing the GNSO Council meeting
Scheduled time for meeting - 120 mins.

Dial-in number sent individually to each Council member.

Approval of Agenda

Item 0: Roll call of Council members on the call

Item 1: Update any statements of interest

Item 2: Approval of GNSO Council minutes
- 28 March 2007
- 12 April 2007

Item 3: Update on election process for GNSO Council chair
- GNSO Secretariat to provide an update

Item 4: Proposed motion to create a Vice-Chair role:

The GNSO Council agrees to create a position of Vice-chair to act as Chair in situations when the Chair is temporarily unavailable to do so.

Item 5: Motion to request issues report on protecting IGO names and abbreviations

Whereas, the GNSO Council recognizes the recommendation put forward by the IPC Constituency regarding possible measures in line with WIPO-2 to protect International Intergovernmental Organizations (IGO) names and abbreviations as domain names.

Whereas, the GNSO Council notes that measures to protect IGO names and abbreviations are requested in the GAC principles for New gTLDs.

Whereas, the GNSO Council notes that WIPO is the maintenance agency for the authoritative list of relevant IGO names and abbreviations protected under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention
( ).

The GNSO Council requests that the staff produce an issues report on the policy issues associated with adequately handling disputes relating to IGO names and abbreviations as domain names.

The GNSO Council also requests that the staff liaise with WIPO to utilize its knowledge and experience of WIPO-2.

Item 6: ALAC request for an issues report on domain tasting

- note request under clause 1(c) of the GNSO Policy Development Process

- proposal to schedule consideration of the issues report at the San Juan meeting of the GNSO Council, and get input from the constituencies during the meeting (under clause 3(b) of the PDP)

Item 7: Consideration of the Task Force Report: Policies for Contractual
Conditions - Existing Registries - PDP-Feb 06

Item 8: any other business

(05:00 LA, 08:00 Washington DC, 14:00 Brussels, 22:00 Melbourne, 00:00 Wellington Friday 25 May 2007)
Local time between March and October, Summer in the NORTHERN hemisphere
Reference (Coordinated Universal Time) UTC 12:00
California, USA (PDT) UTC-8+1DST 05:00
Mexico City, Mexico UTC-6+1DST 07:00
New York/Washington DC, USA (EDT) UTC-5+1DST 08:00
Buenos Aires, Argentina UTC-3+0DST 09:00
London, United Kingdom (BST) UTC+1DST 13:00
Brussels, Belgium (CEST) UTC+1+1DST 14:00
Karlsruhe, Germany (CEST) UTC+1+1DST 14:00
Stockholm, Sweden (CEST) UTC+1+1DST 14:00
Oslo, Norway (CEST) UTC+1+1DST 14:00
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia UTC+3+0DST 15:00
Phnom Penh, Cambodia UTC+7+0DST 19:00
Hong Kong, China UTC+8+0DST 20:00
Melbourne, Australia (EST) UTC+10+0DST 22:00
Auckland, Wellington, New Zealand UTC+12+0DST 00:00 Friday 25 May 2007
The DST starts/ends on last Sunday of October 2007, 2:00 or 3:00 local time (with exceptions)
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