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GNSO Council Teleconference Agenda

Last Updated:
28 August 2009
Date

Draft Agenda for GNSO Council meeting Thursday, September 1, 2005



Coordinated Universal Time UTC 12:00

(5:00 LA, 8:00 Washington DC, 13:00 London, 14:00 Brussels, 22:00 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

Related documents:

New TLDs. Past Decisions and Documents - Olof Nordling

http://www.gnso.icann.org/issues/new-gtlds/new-TLDs-16aug05.pdf,



Names Council/GNSO Policy, Board decisions table - Bruce Tonkin

http://www.gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/council/msg01249.html

(1) Outcome of the initial introduction of new TLDs

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- Current Policy supports the introduction of new gTLDs in a measured and responsible manner, subject to evaluation of initial introduction

- choices

(a) Undertake a PDP to determine policy on whether to introduce new tlds

(b) Undertake a review of the current policy and see if this policy should change based on the evaluation of new TLDs

(2) Policy development tasks - managed via a PDP

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2.1 Objective Criteria for accepting new TLD applications

- use criteria used for .net tender, original introduction as a starting point

- consider whether to place limits on the strings that can be used at the top level

2.2 Allocation method if there are more applications than can be managed in a single round

- options may include first-come/first-served, ballot system, auction, or combination

2.3 Key conditions in ICANN agreement with registry operator

- use current key conditions in registry agreements as a starting point (e.g must use ICANN accredited registrars, must treat registrars equitably etc)

Options - run as separate PDPs, or a single PDP (with sufficient time to collect constituency and public input).

(3) Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) pilot

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- standards for IDNs have arisen since the initial introduction of new TLDs

- Recommendation: that the introduction of IDN strings in the root be treated separately to the process of continuing to roll out new ASCII based gtlds

- Recommendation: that ICANN initiate a limited introduction of IDNs in the root as a pilot project in collaboration with input from the ccNSO and GNSO

- an implementation committee could be established to propose a pilot program with criteria to be evaluated

- this proposal would be subject to public review





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