20 July 2004.
Proposed agenda and documents
List of attendees:
17 Council Members
Dan Halloran - Deputy General Counsel
Kurt Pritz - Vice President, Business Operations - absent - apologies
Vittorio Bertola - ALAC Liaison
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Bruce Tonkin chaired the meeting.
Item 1: Approval of agenda
Item 2: Report from Security and Stability Advisory Committee
Steve Crocker emphasized that the Security and Stability Advisory Committee was composed of unpaid volunteers drawn from various technical expertise, operating independently, who spoke their minds not only to the ICANN Board but to the community as a whole with the primary focus on security and stability matters as opposed to political or contractual issues.
The response to a question, concerning the balance of innovation versus security and stability, whether future registry and registrar software choices could be limited, was no. However, Steve Crocker elaborated by saying that the genius of the Internet design was that the core, which should remain stable, was as thin as possible and that innovation should take place in a dependable framework at the edges.
Bruce Tonkin stated that new TLDs and a tender process for dot NET were being looked at and that from the GNSO Council perspective a question was whether any action should be taken regarding DNSSEC.
Item 3: Update on WHOIS task forces
Bruce Tonkin reported that a joint meeting took place between the three Whois task forces and the GNSO Council members on Tuesday 20 July at 11:00 to 13:00.
In Whois task force 3 report the potential recommendations pointed to work which could be done by ICANN in the areas of enforcement, measuring and monitoring on some aspects of existing policy. It suggested doing verification of data which would be a new obligation for registrars.
Bruce Tonkin proposed a step by step process aimed at getting out improvements regularly.
Discussion revealed most opinions were in favour of merging task forces 1 and 2 and having task force 3 work in parallel presenting a merged report of all three task forces to the GNSO Council when the work was completed. Amadeu Abril l Abril was however in favour of merging all three task forces while Niklas Lagergren was in favour of keeping all three separate to move forward.
Bruce Tonkin, seconded by Carlos Afonso proposed that:
Carlos Afonso proposed renaming the task force.
The motion was unanimously adopted (27 votes in favour)
Item 4:Update on PDP for approval process for gtld registry changes
Item 5: Update on Re-assignment of .net advice
The GNSO Council, asked to give advice to the ICANN Board on the reassignment of .net, formed a subcommittee chaired by Philip Sheppard to develop a consensus statement using the framework of the policy development process. Two public comment periods were completed, and all submissions were taken into account in the completed report before Council which had the unanimous support of the subcommittee.
Item 6: Update on meetings with ICANN staff regarding policy development processes
Bruce Tonkin reported that some councillors had met with senior ICANN staff on Sunday, 18 July in Kuala Lumpur. The essence of the meeting minutes was that policy development need to be looked at as a project from issue development, through to the policy development process, to implementation and measurement and then measurement information provided back to Council so that Council could determine whether the policy should be modified. The skills for the jobs currently advertised by ICANN to support the GNSO policy development process were discussed.
Item 7: Update on meeting with ccNSO regarding liaisons
Bruce Tonkin reported the ccNSO council would consider whether to exchange liaisons and respond to the GNSO Council on the issue.
Item 8: Any other business
Bruce Tonkin stated that ICANN was requesting what should be done with the money collected by the constituencies for use by the Names Council that was currently in a separate account but managed by ICANN.
Bruce Tonkin declared GNSO meeting closed, thanked everybody for attending, those councillors on the phone and the audience for their participation.
The meeting ended: 16 :14 ( local time)