[alac] Marrakesh GNSO Public Forum and GAC meeting on WHOIS - FYI
The GNSO Public Forum, scheduled for12:30-15:30, on Tuesday, 27 June in the Salle des Ministres, will be an important opportunity for you to provide comments on key policy issues pending in the GNSO <http://icann.org/meetings/marrakech/gnso-forum-27jun06.htm>. The GNSO Council is eager to receive your comments on the following issues, which will be addressed in Tuesday's forum:
- Introduction of new gTLDs - the GNSO will discuss and receive public comments on its initial report on new gTLD policy <http://forum.icann.org/lists/gtld-council/msg00144.html>.
- WHOIS services and providing public access to data on registered domain names - the GNSO will discuss and receive public comments on its current work on what data collected should be available for public access in the context of the purpose of WHOIS, and how to access data that is not available for public access <http://icann.org/topics/whois-services/>.
- Policy work on contractual conditions for existing gTLDs - the GNSO will discuss and receive public comments on its preliminary task force report <http://forum.icann.org/lists/pdp-pcceg-feb06/msg00085.html>.
- Policy work on internationalised domain names - the GNSO will provide an update and receive public comments on its ongoing work, including the issues report by the GNSO working group and activities of the joint GNSO-ccNSO working group <http://www.gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/council/msg02464.html>.
In addition to providing comments and asking questions during the forum's open microphone sessions, the forum will be scribed and web cast to allow for remote participation. Comments and questions also can be emailed to <gnso-forum-comments@xxxxxxxxx>.
At-Large participants also may be interested in participating in the Government Advisory Committee open meeting on "Govt. Perspectives on Public Policy Aspects of WHOIS" scheduled for 10:30-12:30 in Salle Royale.
Denise Michel Vice President, Policy Development ICANN denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx