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[council] Proposed Final Agenda GNSO Council Meeting 19 January at 21:00UTC

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Dear councilors,

Please find the Proposed Final Agenda for the GNSO Council Meeting on 19 
January at 21:00UTC. The links for item 8 will be provided shortly.

19 January 2017

Please note that all documents referenced in the agenda have been gathered on a 
Wiki page for convenience and easier access: 

This agenda was established according to the GNSO Operating 
 v3.2, updated on 01 September 2016.

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.

Coordinated Universal Time: 21:00 UTC

13:00 Los Angeles; 16:00 Washington; 21:00 London; (Friday 20 January 2017) 
00:00 Istanbul; 08:00 Hobart

GNSO Council Meeting Audio Cast
To join the event click on the link: http://stream.icann.org:8000/gnso.m3u
Councilors should notify the GNSO Secretariat in advance if they will not be 
able to attend and/or need a dial out call.


Item 1. Administrative Matters (5 mins)

1.1 - Roll Call

1.2 - Updates to Statements of Interest

1.3 - Review / Amend Agenda

1.4 - Note the status of minutes for the previous Council meetings per the GNSO 
Operating Procedures:

Minutes of the meeting of the GNSO Council part II on 7 November 2016, posted 

Minutes of the meeting of the GNSO Council on 1 December 2016, posted on 19 
December 2016.

Minutes of the meeting of the GNSO Council on 15 December 2016, posted on 4 
January 2017.

Item 2. Opening Remarks / Review of Projects & Action List (10 mins)

2.1 - Review focus areas and provide updates on specific key themes / topics, 
to include review of Projects List <https://gnso.icann.org/en/council/project> 
and Action Item List<https://community.icann.org/x/RgZlAg>

Item 3. Consent Agenda (0 mins)

Item 4. COUNCIL VOTE – Endorsement of GNSO Representatives to the Second 
Security, Stability & Resiliency Review Team (SSR-2 RT) (20 minutes)

The ICANN Bylaws mandate a periodic review of ICANN’s commitment to “enhance 
the operational stability, reliability, resiliency, security, and global 
interoperability of the systems and processes, both internal and external, that 
directly affect and/or are affected by the Internet's system of unique 
identifiers that ICANN coordinates”, to be conducted by a community-led Review 
Team. This security, stability and resiliency (SSR) review has to be conducted 
no less frequently than once every five years, measured from the date the 
previous SSR Review Team (RT) was convened. The first SSR RT was formed in 
October 2010, and it delivered its final report in June 2012. A Call for 
Volunteers to the SSR-2 RT was issued on 30 June 2016, with applications 
closing on 15 September 2016. A total of 12 applicants indicated that they were 
seeking endorsement from the GNSO, for a possible maximum of 7 out of 21 slots 
on the SSR-2 RT. Under the selection process agreed among the ICANN Supporting 
Organizations and Advisory Committees (SO/ACs), the top 3 nominees from each 
SO/AC will be guaranteed a slot.

A small group of volunteer Councilors have reviewed the list and qualifications 
of the candidates who are seeking the GNSO’s endorsement. The current slate of 
applicants can be viewed at https://community.icann.org/x/xRqsAw. Here the 
Council will decide whether to approve the proposed slate of nominees for GNSO 
endorsement, as circulated to the Council list on 9 January 2017.

4.1 – Presentation of the motion https://community.icann.org/x/YKzDAw (James 

4.2 – Council discussion

4.3 – Council vote (voting threshold: simple majority)

Item 5. COUNCIL DISCUSSION – Proposal for a Facilitated Discussion between the 
GAC and the GNSO to Resolve Outstanding Differences in GAC Advice and GNSO 
Policy Recommendations concerning Second Level Protections for International 
Governmental Organization (IGO) Acronyms and Certain Names and Acronyms of the 
Red Cross Movement (25 minutes)

On 20 December 2016, the GNSO Council Chairs participated in a teleconference 
with several members of the ICANN Board, the GAC Chair and several GAC member 
representatives. The purpose of the call was to discuss possible objectives 
for, and the scope of, a possible facilitated discussion between the GAC and 
the GNSO in order to resolve the inconsistencies between GAC advice and GNSO 
policy recommendations on the topic of IGO and Red Cross protections. These 
inconsistencies mainly concern second level protections for IGO acronyms and 
the following Red Cross identifiers: the names of 189 Red Cross National 
Societies, the names International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent 
Societies and International Committee of the Red Cross, and the acronyms 
associated with the two international names (IFRC/FICR and ICRC/CICR).

The idea for a facilitated discussion had been suggested by the ICANN Board 
during the second Public Forum at ICANN57, in November 2016. Following the 
call, the GNSO Chair requested feedback from Councilors regarding any concerns 
or questions about GNSO participation in the proposed discussion.

Board members who had participated in the 20 December call are preparing to 
circulate a proposed process outline describing the objectives and scope of the 
proposed discussion. Here the Council will continue its deliberations on the 
topic, including the timing of the discussions in relation to the work of the 
ongoing Working Group that is conducting the GNSO’s Policy Development Process 
on IGO curative rights protection issues.

5.1 – Summary and update (Council Chairs)

5.2 – Council discussion

5.3 – Next steps

Item 6. COUNCIL DISCUSSION – Letter from Thick WHOIS Implementation Review Team 
on Privacy Issues relating to Implementation of the Thick WHOIS Consensus 
Policy Recommendations (10 minutes)

On 15 December 2016, the Thick WHOIS Implementation Review Team (IRT) sent a 
letter to the GNSO Council describing a number of privacy law developments and 
how the IRT has considered them (see 
The letter noted that the IRT’s implementation plan has been published for 
public comment (see 
 and that the IRT does not currently expect the developments in question to 
affect the timeline for transition to thick WHOIS. Here the Council will 
discuss the letter, and any actions it may wish to take or feedback it may wish 
to provide to the IRT on this topic.

6.1 – Summary and update (Amr Elsadr)

6.2 – Council discussion

6.3 – Next steps

Item 7: COUNCIL DISCUSSION – Community Budget Requests for Financial Year 2018 
(15 minutes)

On 15 December 2016, ICANN launched the FY18 SO-AC Community Additional Budget 
Request process. This process concerns a dedicated part of the overall ICANN 
annual budget that is set aside to fund specific requests from the community 
for activities in that specific Financial Year not already included in the 
recurring ICANN budget. The deadline for submission of community budget 
requests for FY2018 is 30 January 2017. Following preliminary review by ICANN 
staff and community consultations at ICANN58 in March 2018, final assessments 
are expected to be made by mid-April in time for Board approval by the end of 
May. The proposed timeline, guidelines and request templates can be found at 
https://community.icann.org/x/aqXDAw. Here the Council will discuss whether, 
and what, additional specific FY18 budget requests it may wish to make 
(distinct from any requests individual GNSO Stakeholder Groups or 
Constituencies may submit).

7.1 – Summary (GNSO Council Chairs/ Rob Hoggarth)

7.2 – Council discussion

7.3 – Next steps

Item 8: COUNCIL DISCUSSION – Planning for ICANN58 (15 minutes)

The GNSO Council had agreed previously on the need to start planning early for 
ICANN58, and to confirm certain important sessions (including joint meetings 
with other SO/ACs and the ICANN Board) as fixed in the overall meeting 
schedule. Advance planning will be helpful for scheduling purposes, including 
for GNSO Stakeholder Groups and Constituencies, coordination between and with 
other SO/ACs, and ensuring that sufficient time is given over to policy 
development work. To assist in the Council’s deliberations, staff compiled all 
GNSO Council input received on the ICANN58 Council Planning Survey: 
 Based on the Council’s deliberations at ICANN58 and its two December 2016 
meetings, the Council Chairs, with the assistance of staff, have been 
developing a proposed ICANN58 schedule for the GNSO Council. The draft GNSO 
schedule was circulated on [INSERT DATE] (see [INSERT LINK]), and attempts to 
take into account the current overall block schedule (see 
Here the Council will continue its discussion of scheduling priorities for the 

8.1 – Status summary (GNSO Council leadership)

8.2 – Council discussion

8.3 – Next steps

Item 9: ANY OTHER BUSINESS (10 minutes)

Appendix 1: GNSO Council Voting Thresholds (ICANN Bylaws, Article 11, Section 

See https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/governance/bylaws-en/#article11.

Appendix 2: GNSO Council Absentee Voting Procedures (GNSO Operating Procedures, 
Section 4.4)

See https://gnso.icann.org/en/council/op-procedures-01sep16-en.pdf.

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



Nathalie Peregrine
Specialist, SOAC Support (GNSO)
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Email: nathalie.peregrine@xxxxxxxxx <nathalie.peregrine@xxxxxxxxx>
Skype: nathalie.peregrine.icann

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