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[council] Updated GNSO Council meeting draft agenda 16 February 2012 at 15:00.

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Dear Councillors,

Please find the updated draft agenda for the GNSO Council meeting on 16 
February 2012 at 15:00.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Kind regards,

Agenda for GNSO Council Meeting – 16 February 2012

Wiki agenda :

Motions before Council

This agenda was established according to the GNSO Council Operating Procedures 
approved 22 September 2011 for the GNSO Council and updated.
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.
Meeting Time 15:00 
Coordinated Universal Time: 15:00 UTC
07:00 Los Angeles; 10:00 Washington DC; 15:00 London; 16:00 Paris; 00:00 Tokyo;
17 February 2012
04:00 Wellington
Dial-in numbers will be sent individually to Council members. Councilors should 
notify the GNSO Secretariat in advance if a dial out call is needed.
GNSO Council meeting audiocast

Item 1: Administrative matters (10 minutes)
1.1  Roll Call

1.2 Statement of interest updates

1.3 Review/amend agenda
1.4. Note the status of minutes for the previous Council meeting per the GNSO 
Operating Procedures:
·         19  January  2012 GNSO Council minutes –approved on 16 February 2012.

1.5. GNSO Pending Projects List
·         Review main changes.
·         Comments and/or questions.

Item 2: Consent agenda (5 minutes)
A consent agenda item is being added as a standard agenda item to provide for a 
simplified process to obtain Council approval on specific tasks.
• Approval of the Recommendations Report on IRTP B Rec 9 part 2 that Staff is 
proposing be sent to the Board.
Refer to the Recommendations Report:

• Approval of the proposal to end the work on Whois access at this time.
• Approval of the termination of the Open Council DT.
• Approval of new calls for volunteers for the JIG.
Item 3: 'thick' Whois Final Issue Report (10 minutes)

As recommended by the IRTP Part B Working Group, the GNSO Council requested 
ICANN Staff to prepare an Issue Report on the requirement of ‘thick’ WHOIS for 
all incumbent gTLDs. The Preliminary Issue Report was published for public 
comment (see 

Staff has now submitted the Final Issue 
 which includes the report of comments received and additional updates as a 
result of the comments made. The GNSO Council will now consider the Final Issue 
 and decide whether or not to initiate a PDP.

3.1   Presentation of Final Issue 
 (Marika Konings)

Refer to motion:

3.2   Reading of the motion (Stéphane Van Gelder)

3.3   Discussion

3.3   Vote

Item 4: IRTP B Rec 8 (15 minutes)
As adopted by the Council on 22 June 2011 
http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions#201106-1 the Council requested Staff to 
provide a proposal designed to ensure a technically feasible approach can be 
developed to meet the following recommendation "prior to the consideration of 
approval of the recommendation regarding the standardizing and clarifying WHOIS 
status messages regarding Registrar Lock status".
Staff submitted its recommendation on January 3, 2012

A motion was presented at the Jan 19, 2012 meeting, but was withdrawn to give 
Staff and Council more time to fine tune. A new motion is presented today.
Refer to motion

4.1 Reading of the motion (Yoav Keren).

4.2 Discussion

4.3 Vote

Item 5: JIG letter to the Board (10 minutes)

The ccNSO has not approved the joint letter the GNSO suggested sending to the 
Board on the JIG. As a way forward, the ccNSO is proposing two options:

1.    Sending their proposed letter
as a joint letter to the Board.

2.    If the GNSO does not approve option 1, the ccNSO will send a letter on 
its own. In that case, the GNSO must decide on what it wants to do, as we had 
approved sending a joint letter before

5.1 Update by staff (X Y)

5.2 Discussion

5.3 Next steps

Item 6: Costa Rica Weekend agenda (20 minutes)

At the Jan 19 Council meeting, it was suggested that our weekend sessions need 
to be focussed more on preparation work for the Council's week and less on 
updates. This is a discussion item on the proposed agenda.

6.1 Update and presentation of agenda (Wolf Ulrich Knoben)

6.2 Agenda for GNSO Council meeting with the Board

6.3 Agenda for GNSO Council meeting with the GAC

6.4 Agenda for GNSO Council lunch with the ccNSO

6.5 Discussion

Item 7: Red Cross and Olympic Committee names (20 minutes)

A GNSO Drafting Team is working on a charter to determine how to handle the 
protection of RC and IOC names under the new gTLD program. This agenda item is 
to provide the Council with an update on that work.

7.1 Update by staff (X Y)
7.2 Discussion

Item 8: GNSO liaison to the ccNSO (5 minutes)

Olga Cavalli had served as GNSO Council liaison to the ccNSO, but has now left 
the GNSO Council. Therefore the GNSO Council must now appoint a new liaison to 
the ccNSO.

8.1 Call for volunteers

8.2 Discussion

Item 9:  Any Other Business (5 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 (GNSO Operating Procedures 

4.4.1 Applicability
Absentee voting is permitted for the following limited number of Council 
motions or measures.
a. Initiate a Policy Development Process (PDP);
b. Approve a PDP recommendation;
c. Recommend amendments to the GNSO Operating Procedures (GOP) or ICANN Bylaws;
d. Fill a Council position open for election.
4.4.2 Absentee ballots, when permitted, must be submitted within the announced 
time limit, which shall be 72 hours from the meeting‟s adjournment. 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 calendar days, provided 
such amendment is verbally confirmed by all Vice-Chairs present.
4.4.3 The GNSO Secretariat will administer, record, and tabulate absentee votes 
according to these procedures and will provide reasonable means for 
transmitting and authenticating absentee ballots, which could include voting by 
telephone, e- mail, web-based interface, or other technologies as may become 
4.4.4 Absentee balloting does not affect quorum requirements. (There must be a 
quorum for the meeting in which the vote is initiated.)
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Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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