- On 15 September, the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) Team on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data submitted the Triage Report, its first deliverable, to the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council. This report documents the level of agreement within the EPDP Team on specific provisions in the current Temporary Specification. The development of this report has assisted the EPDP Team to plan for and commence deliberations to develop consensus recommendations to affirm, modify, or replace the Temporary Specification.
- The EPDP Team met in Los Angeles from 24-26 September 2018. CBI, a company specialized in the use of mediation techniques in a multistakeholder setting, provided facilitation services to support the EPDP Team meeting. The main focus of the meeting was to agree on purposes for processing data and to identify the data elements that are collected, redacted, and disclosed to third parties. Learn more.
- Starting in September, the EPDP Team published a monthly budget fact sheet that details available budget and tracks actual spend with regard to the EPDP effort. The fact sheet is published shortly after the close of the prior month.
- The GNSO Council Liaison to the EPDP Team provides detailed weekly updates on its progress. Anyone can subscribe to the updates. All editions can be accessed here.