Minutes of the GNSO Council Meeting 1 August 2013
The meeting started at 15:02 UTC.
List of attendees: NCA – Non Voting – Jennifer Wolfe – absent
Contracted Parties House
Registrar Stakeholder Group: Mason Cole – absent proxy to Volker Greimann
Yoav Keren, Volker Greimann
gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group: Jeff Neuman, Jonathan Robinson, Ching Chiao
Nominating Committee Appointee (NCA): Thomas Rickert
Non-Contracted Parties House
Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG): Wolf-Ulrich Knoben, Zahid Jamil, John Berard, Osvaldo Novoa, Brian Winterfeldt, Petter Rindforth
Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG): Maria Farrell – absent, temporary alternate Nuno Garcia, Joy Liddicoat absent, proxy to Magaly Pazello, Wolfgang Kleinwächter – absent, proxy to David Cake, Magaly Pazello, David Cake, Wendy Seltzer – absent
Nominating Committee Appointee (NCA): Lanre Ajayi
GNSO Council Liaisons/Observers:
Alan Greenberg – ALAC Liaison
ccNSO Observer – position open
Marika Konings – Senior Policy Director
Rob Hoggarth – Senior Policy Director
Barbara Roseman – Policy Director
Mary Wong – Senior Policy Counsellor
Berry Cobb – Policy consultant
Brian Peck – Policy Director
Carlos Reyes – Policy Analyst
Lars Hoffmann – Policy Analyst
Glen de Saint Géry – GNSO Secretariat
Alexander Kulik – Systems Engineer
David Olive – VP Policy Development – Apologies
Julie Hedlund – Policy Director – Apologies
Item 1: Administrative matters (5 minutes)
1.1 Roll Call
1.2 Statement of interest updates
1.3 Review/amend agenda
The minutes of the Public Council meeting on 17 July, 2013 not ready for review.
Item 2: Opening Remarks from Chair
Jonathan Robinson drew attention to the updated Action List and encouraged Councillors to be aware of actions attributed to them and continue discussion on the Council list during the long interval until the next Council meeting on 5 September 2013
In the interest of time there were no comments on the Projects List.
Item 3: Consent agenda
Item 4: MOTION – Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings
Volker Greimann confirmed his support for the motion and commented that it shows the Policy Development Process can work quickly to address an issue that has been identified.
Jeff Neuman, seconded by Brian Winterfeldt proposed the motion, deferred from the Council meeting on 17 July 2013, to adopt the Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings Policy Development Process Final Report and Recommendations
On 15 December 2011, the GNSO Council launched a Policy Development Process (PDP) on the Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings to make recommendations to the GNSO Council to address the issues identified with the locking of a domain name subject to UDRP Proceedings.
This PDP has followed the prescribed PDP steps as stated in the Bylaws, resulting in a Final Report delivered on 5 July 2013;
The Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings WG has reached full consensus on the recommendations in relation to addressing the issues identified with the locking of a domain name subject to UDRP Proceedings;
The GNSO Council has reviewed and discussed these recommendations.
Now therefore be it resolved,
The GNSO Council recommends to the ICANN Board of Directors the adoption of the Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings recommendations as detailed in the Final Report http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/locking/domain-name-final-05jul13-en.pdf
The GNSO Council shall convene a Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings Implementation Review Team to assist ICANN Staff in developing the implementation details for the new policy should it be approved by the ICANN Board. The Implementation Review Team will be tasked with evaluating the proposed implementation of the policy recommendations as approved by the Board and is expected to work with ICANN Staff to ensure that the resultant implementation fulfills the intentions of the approved policy recommendations. If the Implementation Review Team identifies any potential modifications to the policy recommendations or need for new policy recommendations, the Implementation Review Team shall refer these to the GNSO Council for its consideration and follow-up, as appropriate. Following adoption by the ICANN Board of the recommendations, the GNSO Secretariat is authorized to issue a call for volunteers for a Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings Implementation Review Team to the members of the Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings Working Group.
A roll call vote was conducted and all the Councillors present voted in favour. The motion carried with a supermajority vote and the voting details can be seen at: http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/voting-locking-domain-name-01aug13-en.pdf
However, pursuant to the GNSO Council Operating Procedures section 4.4 Absentee Voting Procedures, absentee voting is allowed on the motion on the Adoption of the Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings Policy Development Process Final Report and Recommendations so an absentee ballot was sent to Wendy Seltzer who was absent.
Since there was no other business Jonathan Robinson adjourned the GNSO Council meeting and thanked everyone for their participation.
The meeting was adjourned at 15:20 UTC.