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[council] Updated GNSO Open Council Meeting Agenda - San Francisco

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GNSO Council Public Meeting - San Francisco Silicon Valley


16 March 2011,

Reference to ICANN Schedule

Proposed Agenda for the GNSO Council Public Meeting in San Francisco, Silicon 
Valley 16 March 2011.

Note that this agenda may be updated as more information becomes available so 
interested parties are encouraged to periodically check for the latest updates 
on the GNSO Council Workspace at

As can be seen below, in addition to the Open Microphone at the end of the 
agenda, as possible throughout the meeting time will be allowed for audience 
participation. Please be aware that audience opportunities to comment will 
depend on available time.

Meeting Times

Coordinated Universal Time:20:30 UTC - see below for local times
(13:30 San Francisco, 16:30 Washington DC, 20:30 London, 21:30 Brussels

17 March 2011
01:30 Karachi, 05:30 Tokyo, 07:30 Melbourne

This agenda was established according to the GNSO Council Operating Procedures 
approved 5 August 2010 for the GNSO Council.

For convenience:

 *   An excerpt of the ICANN Bylaws defining the voting thresholds is provided 
in Appendix 1 at the end of this agenda.
 *   An excerpt from the Council Operating Procedures defining the absentee 
voting procedures is provided in Appendix 2 at the end of this agenda.
(Insert links to meeting audio-cast and Adobe connect as applicable.)

1. Administrative Matters (10 minutes)

a. Roll call of Council members, noting alternates and proxies (Glen)
b. Polling for Disclosures of Interest

i. Per the GNSO Operating Procedures, Section 5.4, we are required to poll 
Councilors regarding "any direct or indirect interests that may affect a 
Relevant Party's judgment on an issue that is under review, consideration, or 
discussion" in this meeting.

ii. Here is the definition provided in the procedures: "Disclosure of Interest: 
Relevant to a specific issue at a specific time. A written statement made by a 
Relevant Party of direct and indirect interests that may be commercial (e.g. 
monetary payment) or non-commercial (e.g. non-tangible benefit such as 
publicity, political or academic visibility) and may affect, or be perceived to 
affect, the Relevant Party's judgment on a specific issue."

iii. The main issues for this meeting are:

* GNSO Project Decision Making
* New gTLD Applicant Guidebook
* Joint New gTLD Applicant Support Recommendations
* Recommendations re. Registration Abuse Policies
* Joint DNS Security and Stability Analysis Working Group Charter
* Whois & Internationalized Registration Data
* GNSO Improvements

b. Update any statements of interest
c. Review/amend agenda
d. Note the status of minutes for the previous Council meeting per the GNSO 
Operating Procedures:

.24 February 2011 meeting minutes: Scheduled for approval on 11 March 2010

Item 2: WHOIS Service Requirements Report - Update Liz Gasster (25 minutes)

Motion 1


 *   Council
 *   Audience
 *   Vote

Motion 2


 *   Council
 *   Audience
 *   Vote

Item 3: PPSC Proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines (25minutes)

* Refer to: resolution 13 Jan meeting
* See public comments received 
(http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-wg-guidelines/) as well as summary & 
analysis provided by staff
* Refer to Council discussion during Feb 24 meeting. PPSC Chair has relayed 
comments received on the report back to the PPSC with a goal of finalizing the 
report so the Council can vote to approve it in San Francisco.

3.1 Refer to motion 3

3. 2 Discussion

 *   Council
3.3 Vote

Item 4: Cartagena Board Resolution on Consumer Choice, Competition and 
Innovation (30 minutes)

Refer to Board resolution:
Rosemary Sinclair has volunteered to lead. A proposed response has been drafted 
to send to the Board.

4.1 Update from Rosemary Sinclair and analysis of proposed response.

4. 2 Discussion

 *   Council
 *   Audience

4. 3 Next steps? Is there consensus on sending the response to the Board as 
proposed and drafted?

Item 5: Joint DNS security and stability analysis working group (DSSA-WG) (25 

At their meetings during the ICANN Brussels meeting ALAC, the ccNSO, the GNSO, 
the GAC and the NRO acknowledged the need for a better understanding of the 
security and stability of the global DNS. To this end these SOs and ACs agreed 
to establish a joint DNS Security and Stability Working Group (DSSA-WG).

Refer to DSSA-WG draft charter

ccNSO has agreed to a maximum of 12 volunteers from the GNSO.

Current GNSO volunteers:
* Zahid Jamil- (CBUC)
* Scott McCormick - (CBUC)
* Mikey O'Connor - (CBUC)
* Adam Palmer- (CBUC Symantec)
* George Asare-Sakyi - (NCSG)
* Rafik Dammak - (NCSG)
* Matt Serlin - (MarkMonitor, RrSG)
* Rick Wilhelm (Networksolutions RrSG)
* Greg Aaron- (Afilias, RySG)
* Keith Drazek- (Verisign, RySG)
* Don Blumenthal - (PIR, RySG)
* Mike Rodenbaugh - (IPC)
* Chris Wright - (RrSG)
* Forest Rosen -
* Rossella Mattioli - (NCSG)

5.1 Finalise list of volunteers

5. 2 Selection of GNSO co-chair for the WG.

Item 6: Study Group on Use of Names of Countries and Territories (15 minutes)

The call for volunteers for this group has now closed. The ccNSO has agreed to 
a maximum of 8 volunteers from the GNSO.

Current GNSO volunteers:

Carlos Aguirre - GNSO Nominationg Committee Appointee
George Asare-Sakyi - NCSG
Ilya Bazlyankov - RrSG
Olga Cavalli - GNSO Nominationg Committee Appointee
Ching Chiao - RySG - Liaison for GNSO Council
Avri Doria - NCSG
Jothan Frakes -
Volker Greimann - RrSG
Jean Guillon -
Tony Harris- ISPCP
Garth Miller -
Krista Papac - RrSG
Alexei Sozonov - RrSG

6.1 Update from Liz Gasster

6.2 Discussion

 *   Council
 *   Audience

6.3 Select 8 volunteers to be put forward to ccNSO.

Item 7: Follow-up on RAP recommendations (30 minutes)

See next step suggestions from previous meetings:
* Provide an outline of topics to be addressed in the UDRP Issues paper and the 
discussion paper on the creation of non-binding best practices to help 
registrars and registries address the abusive registrations of domain names in 
accordance with the Registration Abuse Policies Working Group Final Report.
* Seek input or comments from the Council during the GNSO weekend working 

7.1 Update from Liz Gasster

Motion 4

7.2 Discussion

 *   Council
 *   Audience
 *   Vote

Motion 5

7.3 Discussion

 *   Council
 *   Audience
 *   Vote

7.4 Next steps

Item 8: Pending Projects - GNSO Toolkit of services (25 minutes)

Update on this work. The "toolkit" refers to a list of basic services approved 
by the GNSO Council 17 Dec 2009 that will be made available to eligible GNSO 
organizations. Implementation proposals have been discussed and feedback 
requested by Feb 15, 2011.
Refer to GNSO Pending Projects list 

8. 1 Update on work, indication of proposed next steps - Rob Hoggarth, ICANN 

8. 2 Discussion

 *   Council
 *   Audience

8. 3 Next steps

Item 9. Other Business (5 minutes)

Item 10. Open Microphone (30 minutes)

Appendix 1: GNSO Council Voting Thresholds (ICANN Bylaws, Article X, Section 3)

9. Except as otherwise specified in these Bylaws, Annex A hereto, or the GNSO 
Operating Procedures, the default threshold to pass a GNSO Council motion or 
other voting action requires a simple majority vote of each House. The voting 
thresholds described below shall apply to the following GNSO actions:
1. Create an Issues Report: requires an affirmative vote of more than 25% vote 
of each House or majority of one House;
2. Initiate a Policy Development Process ("PDP") Within Scope (as described in 
Annex A): requires an affirmative vote of more than 33% of each House or more 
than 66% of one House;
3. Initiate a PDP Not Within Scope: requires an affirmative vote of more than 
75% of one House and a majority of the other House ("GNSO Supermajority");
4. Approve a PDP Recommendation Without a GNSO Supermajority: requires an 
affirmative vote of a majority of each House and further requires that one GNSO 
Council member representative of at least 3 of the 4 Stakeholder Groups 
supports the Recommendation;
5. Approve a PDP Recommendation With a GNSO Supermajority: requires an 
affirmative vote of a GNSO Supermajority; and
6. Approve a PDP Recommendation Imposing New Obligations on Certain Contracting 
Parties: where an ICANN contract provision specifies that "a two-thirds vote of 
the council" demonstrates the presence of a consensus, the GNSO Supermajority 
vote threshold will have to be met or exceeded with respect to any contracting 
party affected by such contract provision.

Appendix 2: Absentee Voting Procedures (Council Operating Procedures 4.4)

Members that are absent from a meeting at the time of a vote on the following 
items may vote by absentee ballot:
1. Initiate a policy development process;
2. Forward a policy recommendation to the Board;
3. Recommend amendments to the ICANN Bylaws;
4. Fill a position open for election.

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 following 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. There must be a 
quorum for the meeting in which the vote is initiated.
Local time between October and March, Winter in the NORTHERN hemisphere
Reference (Coordinated Universal Time) UTC 20:30
California, USA (PST) UTC-8+0DST 13:30
New York/Washington DC, USA (EST) UTC-5+0DST 16:30
Buenos Aires, Argentina (ART) UTC-3+0DST 17:30
Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo Brazil (BRST) UTC-2+1DST 17:30
London, United Kingdom (BST) UTC+0DST 20:30
Darmstadt, Germany (CET) UTC+1+0DST 21:30
Paris, France (CET) UTC+1+0DST 21:30
Karachi, Pakistan (PKT) UTC+5+0DST 01:30 next day
Hong Kong, China (HKT) UTC+8+0DST 04:30 next day
Tokyo, Japan (JST) UTC+9+0DST 05:30 next day
Melbourne,/Sydney Australia (EDT) UTC+10+1DST 07:30 next day
The DST starts/ends on last Sunday of March 2011, 2:00 or 3:00 local time (with 
For other places see http://www.timeanddate.com

Glen de Saint Géry

GNSO Secretariat



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