GNSO Council Minutes 20 May 2010

Last Updated: 7 September 2010
Date: 
20 May 2010

Proposed agenda and documents

The meeting started at 15:04UTC.

List of attendees:

Andrei Kolesnikov NCA – Non Voting

Contracted Parties House

Registrar Stakeholder Group: Stéphane van Gelder, Tim Ruiz, Adrian Kinderis

gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group: Chuck Gomes, Caroline Greer, Edmon Chung

Nominating Committee Appointee (NCA): Terry Davis

Non-Contracted Parties House

Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG): , Wolf-Ulrich Knoben, Jaime Wagner, David Taylor, Kristina Rosette, Zahid Jamil; Mike Rodenbaugh- joined after the roll call

Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG): Rafik Dammak, William Drake, Debra Hughes; Rosemary Sinclair - joined after the roll call

Wendy Seltzer, Mary Wong - absent apologies

Nominating Committee Appointee (NCA): Olga Cavalli

GNSO Council Liaisons/Observers
Alan Greenberg – ALAC Liaison
Han Chuan Lee – ccNSO Observer - absent

ICANN Staff
David Olive - Vice President, Policy Development
Kurt Pritz - Senior Vice President, Services
Olof Nordling - Director, Services Relations and Branch Manager, Brussels office
Craig Schwartz - Chief gTLD Registry Liaison
Liz Gasster - Senior Policy Counselor, ICANN Policy Support
Margie Milam - Senior Policy Counselor
Marika Konings - Policy Director
Julie Hedlund - Policy Director
Rob Hoggarth - Senior Policy Director
Glen de Saint Géry - GNSO Secretariat

Invited Guest:
Ken Bour - Consultant

For detailed information of the meeting, please refer to:

Item 1: Administrative Items

1.2 Update any Statements of Interest

Disclosure of Interest from Chuck Gomes regarding agenda Item 4: IDNG DT Recommendation re. New gTLD Process:

"VeriSign plans to apply for multiple IDN versions of its .com and .net gTLDs and as such has an interest in this agenda item. Because of that, I will ask Stéphane to assume the chair role for Item 4."

1 3 Review/amend the agenda

  • No changes

1.4. Note the status of minutes for the previous Council meeting per the GNSO Operating Procedures:

21 April 2010 meeting – Approved 5 May 2010

Item 2: Prioritization GNSO work

Clarification was provided that in the Prioritization Project List 'ineligible' means ineligible for a specific prioritization exercise and has no prejudicial affect as to future status.

Olga Cavalli, seconded by Jaime Wagner proposed a motion on the Prioritization Project List

WHEREAS, the GNSO Council, at its 21 April 2010 meeting, adopted a resolution and timeline

21 april motions (https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?21_april_motions)

to conduct its first Work Prioritization effort according to a set of procedures (proposed Chapter 6 and ANNEX)

http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/wpmg-section-6-and-annex-09apr10-en.pdf

recommended by the Work Prioritization Model Drafting Team (WPM-DT);

WHEREAS, the first step in the GNSO Work Prioritization timeline called for the ICANN Policy Staff to produce, on or before 30 April 2010, a recommendation of those GNSO projects that should be considered Eligible and Ineligible for the Work Prioritization effort;

WHEREAS, the ICANN Policy Staff prepared and delivered to the GNSO Council a recommended Work Prioritization Project List(v1.0),
http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/work-prioritization-project-list-30apr10-en.pdf

including a Cover Letter,on 30 April 2010;

http://gnso.icann.org/correspondence/cover-letter-work-prioritization-project-list-30apr10-en.pdf

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT:

RESOLVED, that the GNSO Council accepts and approves the GNSO Work Prioritization Project List (v1.0) for use in all remaining steps of the Work Prioritization timeline that, upon completion, is intended to culminate in a set of approved GNSO project ratings and priorities at the ICANN meeting in Brussels.

The motion carried unanimously by voice vote of all Council members in attendance.

Action Item:

Staff to launch Step 2,
- solicit from each GNSO Council member and participating Liaison individual Value ratings for each of the Eligible Projects approved in Step 1.
Timeline: 21 May through 7 June 2010

Council members are encouraged to consult with their stakeholder groups for input on this task.

Item 3: GNSO Affirmation of Commitments Drafting Team Endorsement Process

Bill Drake provided a brief overview of the Affirmation of Commitments Endorsement Process.

Wolf-Ulrich Knoben, seconded by Caroline Greer proposed a motion to approve the GNSO Council's expectations about size and composition of the Review Teams for ‘Security Stability and Resilience of the DNS’ and ‘Whois policy’ and to approve the GNSO Council's response to the draft proposal on the call for volunteers representing SO/ACs for the Affirmation reviews ‘Security Stability and Resilience of the DNS’ and ‘Whois policy’

Whereas:

o On 22 April 2010, the chair of the GAC was requesting comment from the GNSO regarding the size and composition of the Review Teams ‘Security Stability and Resilience of the DNS’ and ‘Whois policy’

o On 26 April 2010, ICANN Staff was requesting comment from the GNSO regarding the draft proposal on the call for volunteers representing SO/ACs for the Affirmation reviews ‘Security Stability and Resilience of the DNS’ and ‘Whois policy’

The GNSO council:

o Asks that both Review Teams shall be staffed with 4 GNSO representatives

o Asks the GNSO council chair to forward his comments made in response to the draft proposal on the call for volunteers representing SO/ACs for the Affirmation reviews ‘Security Stability and Resilience of the DNS’ and ‘Whois policy’to the relevant ICANN body.

The motion carried unanimously by voice vote of all Council members in attendance.

Action Item:

Chuck Gomes will inform the GAC chair of the Council resolution that both Review Teams include four (4) GNSO representatives.

Stéphane van Gelder chaired this part of the meeting.

Item 4: IDNG Drafting Team Recommendation re. New gTLD Process

Edmon Chung provided the Council with a brief overview of the IDNG drafting team recommendations with regard to the new gTLD process. The Council discussed the proposed motion.

( https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?20_may_motions)

Kristina Rosette withdrew the proposed amendment made in an online communication.

The Council debate indicated that the motion needed further discussion and consultation in the stakeholder groups.

The Registries Stakeholder Group requested that the motion be deferred to the next Council meeting on 10 June 2010.

The chair was handed back to Chuck Gomes.

Item 5: Joint SO/AC Working Group on New gTLD Applicant Support

Olof Nordling provided Council with an overview of the Charter.

Rafik Dammak, seconded by Olga Cavalli proposed a motion to adopt a Charter, as amended by Tim Ruiz for the Joint SO/AC Working Group on New gTLD Applicant Support (JAS WG)

Whereas, on 1 April 2010, the GNSO Council resolved to form a joint working group with other interested Supporting Organizations (SO's) and Advisory Committee (AC's) to fulfill anhttp://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-12mar10-en.htm#20)"> ICANN Board request

(http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-12mar10-en.htm#20)

to develop a sustainable approach to providing support to new gTLD applicants, keeping in mind the GNSO Implementation guideline to recover the cost of new gTLD applications and on-going services to new gTLDs;

Whereas, the Joint SO/AC Working Group on New gTLD Applicant Support (JAS WG) has since been launched and has drafted a Charter ( http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/draft-jas-wg-charter-12may10-en.htm) for the WG activities.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT:

Resolved, that the GNSO Council hereby adopts the Charter

http://gnso.icann.org/issues/jas/draft-jas-charter-24may10-en.pdf

for the Joint SO/AC Working Group on New gTLD Applicant Support (JAS WG);

Resolved further, that the GNSO Council Liaison for the Joint SO/AC Working Group on New gTLD Applicant Support (JAS WG), Rafik Dammak, shall inform the WG of this resolution within 48 hours of its adoption.

The motion carried unanimously by voice vote of all Council members in attendance.

Action Item:

Rafik Dammak, working group liaison to the Council, shall inform the Working Group of this resolution within 48 hours of its adoption.

Item 6: Schedule and Agendas for GNSO Brussels Meetings

Stéphane van Gelder gave an Overview of the GNSO meeting schedule with particular reference to the Council working sessions on Saturday, 19 and Sunday 20 June 2010.

Saturday 19 June:

09:00 11:00 Vertical Integration Working Group face to face meeting open to observers (VI PDP Open WG Meeting)
11:00 13:00 Open Council Project Prioritisation Exercise
13:00 14:00 Working lunch to prepare for joint GAC/GNSO Meeting
14:00 15:30 Open Operations Steering Committee (OSC) Meeting
14:00 15:30 Non Contracted Parties House meeting (due to certain conflicts this time will change)
15:30 16:30 WG Presentation of Initial Reports to council (Open) (PEDNR & IRTP B)

17:00 18:00 Joint GAC/GNSO meeting
19:30 Council dinner off site

Sunday 20 June:

08:00 09:00 GNSO Council breakfast
09:00 10:15 VI PDP WG Meeting with the Council
10:30 11:00 Registration Abuse Policies(RAP) WG Presentation of Final Report to Council (Open)
11:00 13:00 Open Policy Process Steering Committee/ Policy Development Process/Working Group Model work teams Meetings
11:00 13:00 Open OSC Constituency Operations Work Team Meeting
13:00 14:00 Working lunch to prepare for joint ccNSO/GNSO meeting
14:00 17:00Open GNSO New gTLDs Working Session (Applicant Guidebook v4) - Kurt Pritz
17:00 18:00 Working Group update to Council re the - IRDW and the RAA - Open
18:00 19:00 Open Travel Drafting Team Meeting
18:00 19:00 Open Joint ccNSO/GNSO IDN working group (JIG) Meeting
20:00 ICANN Board/GNSO/Senior Staff Dinner in the Panoramic Hall in the 'Square' (closed)

Thursday 24 June: We need to choose between the breakfast or lunch wrap-up meeting. Based on the feedback received in the Council meeting which was minimal, the breakfast slot is suggested.

Chuck Gomes proposed using the Council mailing list to exchange ideas on appropriate topics for discussion at the Joint GAC and Joint ccNSO meetings as well as the ICANN Board/GNSO/ Senior Staff dinner.

A revised schedule will be distributed.

Item 7: Add Grace Period (AGP) Policy questions

The Chair noted that there were no definitive answers to the questions raised by Craig Schwartz in the 21 April Council meeting, and urged Councillors to consult with their Stakeholder Groups in order to provide a resolution at the next Council meeting on 10 June 2010.

Item 8: Whois Studies

Deferred to next Council meeting on 10 June 2010.

Item 10: Status updates

Due to time constraints, the Chair indicated that any questions should be dealt with online.

Item 11: The updated GNSO Project Status List

Due to time constraints, any comments should be dealt with online.

There were no further comments or questions.

Chuck Gomes adjourned the GNSO Council meeting and thanked everyone for their participation.
The meeting was adjourned at 17:01 UTC.

Next GNSO Council meeting will be on Thursday, 10 June 2010 at 20:00 UTC.
See: Calendar