GNSO Council Carthage, Tunisia Meeting Agenda

Last Updated: 10 September 2009
29 October 2003

Proposed GNSO Council Agenda Wednesday, October 29, 2003

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

Coordinated Universal Time UTC 13:00 - see below for local times

Bruce Tonkin will be chairing the GNSO Council teleconference.
Scheduled time for meeting - 180 mins.

Dial-in number sent individually to each Council member who will not be present

Item 1. Approval of Agenda

Item 2. Summary of last meetings
- approval of minutes for 25 Sept 2003
- approval of minutes for 16 October 2003

Item 3. Actions arising from last meeting [30 mins]
- Request Discussion with the Board on extension of 3 representatives per constituency until annual meeting in 2004

Item 4. WHOIS terms of reference from GNSO WHOIS Steering Committee [1 hour]
Divided into three areas:
(1) Restricting access to WHOIS data for marketing purposes
(2) Review of data collected and displayed
(3) Improving accuracy of collected data

Terms of Reference: area 1
area 2
area 3

For discussion and approval by Council.

Item 5. Decision regarding WHOIS task force structure [30 mins]

Two options were discussed by the GNSO WHOIS Steering Committee, assuming all three areas being studied at the same time, and multiple representatives from each constituency to resource the workload
(1) A single task force with 3 working groups
(2) Three separate task forces

For discussion and decision by Council.

Item 6. Motion for an Issues Report on New TLDs [30 mins]:

With reference to Section II.C.8
"Continue the process of implementing new top level domains (TLDs), which process shall include consideration and evaluation of:
a. The potential impact of new TLDs on the Internet root server system and Internet stability;
b. The creation and implementation of selection criteria for new and existing TLD registries, including public explanation of the process, selection criteria, and the rationale for selection decisions;
c. Potential consumer benefits/costs associated with establishing a competitive environment for TLD registries; and,
d. Recommendations from expert advisory panels, bodies, agencies, or organizations regarding economic, competition, trademark, and intellectual property issues.
Define and implement a predictable strategy for selecting new TLDs using straightforward, transparent, and objective procedures that preserve the stability of the Internet (strategy development to be completed by September 30, 2004 and implementation to commence by December 31, 2004)."

Motion proposed by Milton Mueller:

In order to facilitate compliance with Section II.C.8 of the Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Commerce and ICANN, the GNSO Council requests that the Staff Manager produce an Issues Report on the creation and implementation of a regularly scheduled procedure and objective selection criteria for new TLD registries.

Item 7. Summary of top 5 UDRP issues [15 mins]

Item 8. Budget update [15 mins]
GNSO Secretariat to provide:
- report on current balance of GNSO account
- procedures in place by ICANN to manage the account on behalf of the GNSO).

Item 9: Any other business

(05:00 LA, 08:00 New York, 14:00 Paris, 22:00 Japan/Korea, Wednesday 29 October, 00:00 Melbourne Thursday 30 October 2003
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