[council] FINAL Update for 24th Feb Council: Regarding work on measures for competition, consumer trust and consumer choice
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- Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 20:20:08 +1100
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Update Report on Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice
There is support and interest in developing further developing ICANN's
understanding and capacity to develop definitions, measure, monitor progress
and achieve the commitments in the Affirmation of Commitments and the
strategies outlined in ICANN's Strategic Plan in regard to:
* Consumer Trust and
* Consumer Choice
The relevant Board Resolution (Cartagena) is:
Resolved (2010.12.10.30), the ICANN Board requests advice from the ALAC, GAC,
GNSO and ccNSO on establishing the definition, measures, and three year targets
for those measures, for competition, consumer trust and consumer choice in the
context of the domain name system, such advice to be provided for discussion at
the ICANN International Public meeting in San Francisco from 13-18 March 2011.
The context for this work by ICANN is the global recognition and growing
importance that consumer protection is receiving from world regulators. There
is acknowledgment that increased competition is a good approach to ensuring
strong consumer safeguards.
The issue of the timing of this work has been discussed (by email) with the
Board, ICANN staff, ALAC, NCSG and the Chair of the Consumer Constituency.
A number of GNSO Council members have indicated their interest in contributing
to this work.
ALAC has also indicated support for this work and the suggested approach.
NCSG and the Consumer Constituency have indicated their support for this
The suggested next step is an Open Forum at the June meeting.
It could be divided into three sections - competition, consumer trust and
A group (GNSO, ALAC, GAC) could be set up to prepare the Forum.
This group could invite proposals from speakers to present their views on each
of those topics - perhaps 3 speakers per topic (10 mins each) with 10 mins for
open mike comments - and aim to get a diversity of views.
A speaker would also provide a short paper setting out their views on the topic
which will be made public. All speaker proposals will also be made public.
The Forum will create a body of useful material - that a staff person could
turn into an initial paper for formal consideration by the GNSO.