[council] Fast Flux Hosting Motion - final results
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- Subject: [council] Fast Flux Hosting Motion - final results
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- Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 07:28:06 -0700
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- Thread-topic: Fast Flux Hosting Motion - final results
The Fast Flux Hosting Motion before the GNSO Council on Thursday, 3 September
2009, which allowed for absentee voting, passed by 21 votes in favour, one
abstention and five Council members did not vote.
Details of the voting and the text of the motion are found below:
Absentee voting closed on Saturday 6 September at 23:15 UTC.
One ballot was received four hours after the vote closed.
Voting Council members had 48 hours to object to the vote being considered in
the final results.
No objections were put forward, thus the final results are as follows:
21 Votes in favour
Councillors present at the time of the vote:
Philip Sheppard, Mike Rodenbaugh, Kristina Rosette, Tony Holmes, Maggie
Mansourkia, William Drake, Olga Cavalli (one vote each)
Adrian Kinderis, Tim Ruiz, Stéphane van Gelder, Jordi Iparraguirre, Edmon
Chung, Chuck Gomes (two votes each)
Absentee ballots were received from Tony Holmes and Mary Wong (one vote each)
One Abstention - Avri Doria, Nominating Committee Appointee (NCA) stated the
following reasons for abstaining
"Due to Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG) concerns about the ethics of my
decision to join the NCUC and about the propriety of my continuing to vote as
an NCA, I abstain from all votes in the council until such time as the Board
Structural Improvements Committee decides on the disposition of the CSG letter
Councillors who did not vote:
Zahid Jamil, Ute Decker, Cyril Chua, Carlos Souza, Terry Davis (one vote each)
Fast Flux Hosting Motion proposed by Mike Rodenbaugh, seconded by Tim Ruiz
On 30 May 2008, the GNSO Council initiated a PDP and chartered a Working Group,
comprised of interested stakeholders and Constituency representatives, in
collaboration with knowledgeable individuals and organizations, to develop
potential policy options to curtail the criminal use fast flux hosting;
Whereas the Working Group was asked to consider ten questions, specifically:
Who benefits from fast flux, and who is harmed?
Who would benefit from the cessation of the practice, and who would be harmed?
Are registry operators involved, or could they be, in fast flux hosting
activities? If so, how?
Are registrars involved in fast flux hosting activities? If so, how?
How are registrants affected by fast flux hosting?
How are Internet users affected by fast flux hosting?
What technical, e.g. changes to the way in which DNS updates operate, and
policy, e.g. changes to registry / registrar agreements or rules governing
permissible registrant behavior measures could be implemented by registries and
registrars to mitigate the negative effects of fast flux?
What would be the impact (positive or negative) of establishing limitations,
guidelines, or restrictions on registrants, registrars and/or registries with
respect to practices that enable or facilitate fast flux hosting? What would be
the impact of these limitations, guidelines, or restrictions to product and
What are some of the best practices with regard to protection from fast flux?
Obtain expert opinion, as appropriate, on which areas of fast flux are in scope
and out of scope for GNSO policy making;
Whereas the Working Group has faithfully executed the PDP, as stated in the
By-laws, resulting in a Final Report delivered to the GNSO Council on 13 Aug
Whereas the Working Group did not make recommendations for new consensus
policy, or changes to existing policy;
Whereas the Working Group has developed and broadly supports several
recommendations, and outlined possible next steps;
Whereas the GNSO Council has reviewed and discussed these recommendations and
the Final Report;
The GNSO Council RESOLVES:
To extend our sincere thanks to the Working Group members, to the Chair James
Bladel, to the Council Liaison Mike Rodenbaugh, and to two members of the ICANN
Policy Staff, Marika Konings and Glen de Saint Géry, for their efforts in
bringing this Working Group to a successful conclusion;
To encourage ongoing discussions within the community regarding the development
of best practices and / or Internet industry solutions to identify and mitigate
the illicit uses of Fast Flux; and
The Registration Abuse Policy Working Group (RAPWG) should examine whether
existing policy may empower Registries and Registrars, including consideration
for adequate indemnification, to mitigate illicit uses of Fast Flux; and
To encourage interested stakeholders and subject matter experts to analyze the
feasibility of a Fast Flux Data Reporting System to collect data on the
prevalence of illicit use, as a tool to inform future discussions; and
To encourage staff to examine the role that ICANN can play as a "best practices
facilitator" within the community; and
To consider the inclusion of other stakeholders from both within and outside
the ICANN community for any future Fast Flux policy development efforts; and
To ensure that successor PDPs on this subject, if any, address the charter
definition issues identified in the Fast Flux Final Report.
To form a Drafting Team to work with support staff on developing a plan with
set of priorities and schedule that can be reviewed and considered by the new
Council as part of its work in developing the Council Policy Plan and
Priorities for 2010.
Glen de Saint Géry