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[council] Links for Council meeting 20 December 2007 at 15:00 UTC

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  • Subject: [council] Links for Council meeting 20 December 2007 at 15:00 UTC
  • From: "GNSO.SECRETARIAT@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 16:34:59 +0100
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Dear Councillors,

Please find the links to the documents for the GNSO Council meeting on 20 December at 15:00 UTC.

The proposed motions have been added below, but may be edited on the Google document found at:

Item 2: GNSO Council minutes 20 November 2007

Item 3: Review/publish form for Whois study suggestions
WHOIS study template for GNSO consideration

Item 4: Draft IGO Domain Name DRP Discussion
Draft IGO Domain Name DRP

Proposed Motion 1 on IGO-DRP:


- The Issues report for IGO http://gnso.icann.org/issues/igo-names/issues-report-igo-drp-15jun07.pdf has been released and discussed

- and in response to a council resolution the staff has produced a proposal for an IGO dispute resolution procedure

- and subsequent to GNSO resolution 20071120-1 to postpone the vote on commencing a PDP until 20 December 2007, the IPC prepared a proposal for a revised IGO DRP

Resolves The GNSO will initiate a PDP to discuss the creation on a PDP on IGO dispute Resolution Procedures

-- Motion 2 on IGO-DRP  contingent on the success of Motion 1 on IGO-DRP

Whereas the Council has decided to initiate a PDP on IGO-Dispute Resolution mechanism, a Task Force will be created according to the By-laws, section 5 of Annex A of the GNSO Policy Development Process. As initial material for the PDP, the following will be used:
  - the Issues report prepared by the staff

    - the DRP proposal prepared by the staff
  - the revised DRP proposal prepared by the IPC

-- Motion 3 on IGO-DRP contingent on the success of Motion 1 on IGO-DRP

Whereas the Council has decided to initiate a PDP on IGO-Dispute Resolution mechanism, and whereas the holiday season is rapidly approaching, the schedule will be shifted out 2 weeks indicating that the requisite deadline for appointment of constituency representatives will be delayed until Jan 12 2008.

Item 6
-- Proposed motion 4 for a GNSO moderated IDN discussion email list

Whereas there have been requests for a list where a public discussion of IDN issues facing the GNSO can be discussed by stakeholders and constituency members,

Resolved that a trial of an IDN discussion list will be created on the following basis:

- The purpose of the list is to allow public discussion of issues regarding the creation of IDN TLDs in ICANN namespace

- The Chair of the GNSO council and other volunteers will be responsible for monitoring the list and for administering any rules as required.

- Membership requests for the list will be reviewed by the list moderators on the following basis - Membership in the list will be open to any ICANN participant who has not been removed from any other ICANN list in the last 6 months. - All potential participants will be required to submit a statement of interest regarding their participation in the list prior to their subscription to the list. All such statements will be sent to the list by the moderators upon enrollment.

-The List Moderators will be responsible for administering the following rules: - Participants on the list must restrict themselves to on topic postings.
  - Participants must not engage in personal attacks on others
- Participants must follow generally established rules of netiquette. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette and the references in that article will be used by the list monitors as a reference if required. - The moderators will give a transgressor one private and then one public warning of any breach of netiquette, after which time a further breach will enable expulsion from the list. Any such warning or expulsion by the moderators must be explicit in terms of what rules of email list behavior have been breached. - A participant who is expelled from the list may apply for reinstatement after 6 months. It will be up to the moderators whether the applicant will be re-enrolled

- While GNSO council members are encouraged to participate in the conversations on the IDN discussion list, there will be no obligation for any council member or the council itself to take specific action on any recommendation made on that list. Any question directed at the council will be handled by the list moderators, with council consultation when necessary.

- The charter for the IDN discussion list will be reviewed 6 months after creation of the list

Item 7: Travel funding for Council members
Response on India Travel Support from Doug Brent, ICANN COO

Item 8: Action Items

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Kind regards,

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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