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GNSO Council Teleconference Agenda

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Proposed GNSO Council Agenda Thursday, April 1, 2004

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

Coordinated Universal Time UTC 20:00
(12:00 noon Los Angeles, 15:00am Washington DC, 21:00 London, 6:00am (Friday) Melbourne )

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

Dial-in number sent individually to each Council member

Item 1: Approval of Agenda

Item 2: Approval of minutes of last meeting
- 3 March 2004
- Actions arising

Item 3: Update on WHOIS task forces (30 mins)
Receive an update from the WHOIS task force chairs, Jeff Neuman, Jordyn Buchanan, Brian Darville
- status of constituency statements
- next steps
- possible recommendations

Item 4: Update on PDP for approval process for gtld registry changes (15 mins)
Receive an update from the GNSO Committee chair (Bruce Tonkin)

Item 5: Re-assignment of .net (30 minutes)
- recommend establish a subcommittee of the Council
- establish list of issues to consider and terms of reference (via ICANN staff manager)
- review Namescouncil recommendations with respect to .org
- collect constituency statements

Item 5: new gtlds (30 minutes)
- establish list of issues to consider and terms of reference (via ICANN staff manager)
- collect constituency statements
- consider establishing a task force

From the MOU with the US Dept of Commerce:

"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)."

Item 6: Any other business

(12:00 noon LA, 15:00 New York, 22:00 Paris, 05:00 Friday Korea, 06:00 Melbourne, Friday 2 April
Local time between April and October, Summer in the NORTHERN hemisphere
Reference (Coordinated Universal Time) UTC 20:00
California, USA UTC-8+0DST 12:00 noon
Mexico City, Mexico UTC-6+0DST 14:00
Irving, Texas (CST) UTC-6+0DST 14:00
Washington DC, USA (EST) UTC-5+0DST 15:00
Buenos Aires, Argentina UTC-3+0DST 17:00
Sao Paulo, Brazil UTC-3+0DST 17:00
London, United Kingdom UTC+0+1DST 21:00
Brussels, Belgium (CET) UTC+1+1DST 22:00
Barcelona, Spain (CET) UTC+1+1DST 22:00
Karlsruhe, Germany (CET) UTC+1+1DST 22:00
Stockholm, Sweden (CET) UTC+1+1DST 22:00
Paris, France (CET) UTC+1+1DST 22:00
Zeist, Netherlands (CET) UTC +1+1DST 22:00
Seoul, Korea UTC+9+0DST 5:00 Friday
Melbourne, Australia UTC+10+0DST 6:00 Friday
Auckland, Wellington, New Zealand UTC+12+0DST 8:00 Friday
The DST starts/ends on last Sunday of October 2004, 2:00 or 3:00 local time (with exceptions)
For other places see