[bc-gnso] Policy calendar for Sunday 19-Jun-2011 BC meeting in Singapore
Here is the latest BC policy calendar, for use during 19-Jun BC member meeting in Singapore. Channel 1. BC participation in ICANN Public Comment process: ICANN Public Comment page is at http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/ Draft FY12 Operating Plan and Budget…Ready for Community Consideration (17-Jun) Chris Chaplow submitted BC comments on 17-Jun 1. FY12 Travel Support Guidelines DRAFT (26-Jun) Chris Chaplow is drafting BC comments 2. New GNSO Policy Development Process (9-Jul) 3. Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the UDRP (15-Jul) Elisa Cooper is lead drafter of BC comments 4. WHOIS Policy Review Team discussion paper (23-Jul) 5. Joint Applicant Support (JAS) second milestone report (29-Jul) Note: BC members are encouraged to submit individual or company comments on any topic. Based on member interest, the BC selects topics on which to submit official positions. Channel 2. Support for discussion and votes of our representatives on GNSO Council Agenda for Sun 19-Jun GNSO Council work session includes: 10:30 - 13:00 New gTLD Session: Proposed Applicant Guidebook and IDN Variant Update (Kurt Pritz) 13:00 - 14:00 Working Lunch: Preparation for meeting with ccNSO 14:00 - 14:45 Inter-Registrar Transfer Policies part B (IRTP B) PDP Presentation of Final Report http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-30may11-en.htm 14:45 - 15:30 Policy Development Process Work Team (PDP WT) Presentation of Final Report http://gnso.icann.org/issues/pdp-wt-final-report-final-31may11-en.pdf Upcoming discussions & votes at Wed 22-Jun GNSO Council Meeting in Singapore: Council agenda at https://community.icann.org/display/gnsocouncilmeetings/Agenda+22+June+2011 Council motions are at https://community.icann.org/display/gnsocouncilmeetings/Motions+22+June+2011 Item 2: discuss UDRP preliminary Issues Report Note: in our comments<http://forum.icann.org/lists/rap-initial-report/msg00010.html> on RAP report, the BC supported recommendation to initiate a PDP by requesting an Issues Report: Cybersquatting (R1) – The RAPWG recommends the initiation of a Policy Development Process by requesting an Issues Report to investigate the current state of the UDRP, and consider revisions to address cybersquatting if appropriate. This effort should consider: How the UDRP has addressed the problem of cybersquatting to date, and any insufficiencies/inequalities associated with the process. Whether the definition of cybersquatting inherent within the existing UDRP language needs to be reviewed or updated. Item 3: motion to adopt IRTP-B Final report & recommendations Item 4: Council Operations Steering Committee, motion on proxy voting Item 5: General discussion of cross-community Working Groups — scope and effectiveness. Item 6: Update on responding to Board resolution regarding consumer choice, competition, and innovation Wednesday Workshop on this topic Note: BC draft proposed definitions in the context of the DNS and new gTLDs: (from attached doc): Competition is the availability of multiple suitable TLDs and multiple Registrars where registrants may seek their desired domain name at reasonable prices and terms. Consumer Trust is the perceived integrity of domain name registrations such that Internet users have confidence that a domain name is held to the advertised purpose and standards of the TLD operator, ICANN and relevant law. Consumer Choice is the availability of TLDs that offer competing propositions as to the purpose and integrity of their domain name registrants. Item 7: presentation of final report for post-expiration Domain Names Recovery (PEDNR) Item 8: update on DNS Security, stability & resiliency analysis workgin group (DSSA) Mikey O'Connor to present Item 9: GNSO Improvements Item 10: other business Joint ccNSO-GNSO IDN working group Joint Applicant Support (JAS) SO/AC WG on New gTLD Applicant Support (JAS) Item 11: open mic -- Channel 3. Supporting discussion and voting on policy matters before the Commercial Stakeholders Group (CSG) Suggesting topics for Public Forum Sarah Deutsch (alt Marilyn Cade) Channel 4. BC statements and responses during public meetings (outreach events, public forum, etc.) Affirmation review team for Whois (Susan Kawaguchi, Bill Smith) Affirmation reviewteam for SSR (Security, Stability, & Reslience) (Jeff Brueggeman) New gTLD Guidebook documents: Final Guidebook at http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/comments-7-en.htm BC Comments on April-2011Guidebook. http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/BC+on+Final+App+Guidebook+May+2011+v3.pdf Summary of BC comments in SFO on GAC Scorecard http://forum.icann.org/lists/bc-gnso/msg01890.html ICANN published new Guidebook on 15-Apr. http://icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/comments-6-en.htm ICANN revised response to the GAC Scorecard http://icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/board-notes-gac-scorecard-clean-15apr11-en.pdf GAC on RPMs http://gac.icann.org/press-release/further-gac-advice-new-gtld-rights-protection-mechanisms During our 13-Jun call, we reviewed GAC's latest comments<http://gac.icann.org/system/files/GAC%20Comments%20on%20the%20new%20gTLDs%20-%2026%20May%202011.pdf> on the Applicant Guidebook<http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/comments-7-en.htm> for new gTLDs, looking for GAC items relevant to priorities in the BC position<http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/BC+on+Final+App+Guidebook+May+2011+v3.pdf>. Rights Protection Mechanisms (GAC page 5): 1. GAC wants TM Claims and Sunrise services to go beyond exact matches. Clearinghouse RFP should solicit proposals on expanded matching, too. 2. TM Claims service should run indefinitely 3. "Use" should not be a requirement to get into the TM Clearinghouse database 4. Standard of proof for URS / PDDRP should be lowered to "preponderance of evidence" 5. "Loser pays" should apply at the threshold level of 15 domain names. Review and adjust RPMs 1 year after 75th new gTLD is launched (GAC page 6): GAC proposes a formal review of items 1, 2, and 3 (above) one year after the 75th new gTLD is launched. (similar to the BC request for a reduced batch size to assess and adjust the process) Compliance (GAC page 9): "GAC welcomes ICANN’s intention to enhance its Contract Compliance efforts and urges the Board to ensure that this effort coincides with the implementation of the new gTLD program." Applicant background screening (GAC page 9): GAC says screening process should look for violations of consumer protection / deceptive commercial practices.
BC position on competition trust choice v2.doc