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[council] GNSO Council resolutions passed on 27 March 2008

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[To: council[at]gnso.icann.org]

Dear Council Members,

Ahead of the complete minutes, please find the motions that were
passed by the GNSO Council at the teleconference on Thursday, 27
March, 2008.

Kind regards,
Motion 1

The GNSO Council resolved to confirm the election results of Rita Rodin
in ICANN Board seat number 14.

The motion passed unanimously by voice vote.

Motion 2

On 31 October 2007 the Council passed a motion to “. . . initiate the
following sequential actions:
1) Council shall provide additional definition regarding the potential
data gathering and study requirements
2) staff shall provide the Council with rough cost estimates for various
components of data gathering and studies no later than February 15th, 2008;
3) the Council will decide what data gathering and studies would be
pursued; and
4) staff will perform the resulting data gathering and studies and
report the results back to the Council” (resolution 20071031-3)

On 6 December 2007 the Council initiated the formation of a group of
volunteers to develop a proposed “format to solicit what studies should
be undertaken”.

On 20 December 2007 the Council reviewed and discussed the WHOIS
template developed by the group and approved it with one additional
column under potential sources of data, asking proposers to comment on
the challenges of sourcing that data.

From 8 January through 15 February 2008 a public comment period was
held soliciting suggestions from the community for specific topics of
study on WHOIS that community stakeholders recommend be conducted.
A report titled ‘Report on Public Suggestions on Further Studies of
WHOIS’ and dated 25 February 2008 summarized the study suggestions and
comments received during the public comment period
Resolved to form a group of volunteers to:
1. Review and discuss the ‘Report on Public Suggestions on Further
Studies of WHOIS’

2. Develop a proposed list, if any, of recommended studies for which
ICANN staff will be asked to provide cost estimates to the Council

3. Deliver the list of recommendations with supporting rationale not
later than 24 April 2008.

Passed Unanimously

Motion 3


Council members are from time to time disenfranchised from voting by the
current ICANN by-laws,
Council requests the Board to adopt the following change to the bylaws
drafted by the ICANN general council's office to permit absentee voting
in certain specific circumstances.

Add to:ICANN Bylaws ARTICLE X: Section 3. 8

c. Absentee voting. Members that are absent from a meeting at the time
of a vote on whether to initiate a PDP, forward a policy recommendation
to the Board, or fill a position open for election may vote by absentee
ballot. The GNSO Secretariat will provide reasonable means for
transmitting and authenticating absentee ballots, which could include
voting by telephone, e-mail, or web-based interface. Absentee ballots
must be submitted within 72 hours after the start of the meeting in
which a vote is initiated, except that in exceptional circumstances
announced at the time of the vote the Chair may reduce this time
to 24 hours or extend the time to 7 days.

Passed Unanimously

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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