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[bc-gnso] Policy calendar for 20-Feb-2014 BC member call

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] Policy calendar for 20-Feb-2014 BC member call
  • From: Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:35:15 +0000

Here's a Policy Calendar for the BC member call on 20-Feb-2014.

Channel 1. BC participation in ICANN Public Comment process:
ICANN Public Comment page is <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment> 
here<https://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment>.   Selected comment 
opportunities below:

1. Status update from expert working group on gTLD Directory Services  
(comments close 28-Feb)
The EWG status update is 
 and described on this page 
   Jimson Olufuye , Tim Chen, and Susan Kawaguchi drafted BC comments.  (1st 

2. Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2) Final Report & 
(initial comments due 21-Feb; rely comments close 15-Mar)
Steve DelBianco drafted BC comments and circulated for review on 17-Feb.   (2nd 

3. Qualified Launch Program for new gTLDs 
(initial comments due 28-Feb)
The new registry agreement allows operator to register 100 names for itself.  
This proposal would let operators register these names to third parties for the 
purposes of promoting their TLDs — prior to the Sunrise period.

4. Proposed modifications to GNSO procedures to address resubmission of motions 
  (initial comments due 3-Mar)

5. Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert 
Determinations on String Confusion Objections
Comment page 
 (Initial comments due 12-Mar)
The BC sent letters to ICANN Board on 22-Oct 
and 30-Dec 
 regarding string confusion objections.
On 5-Feb the NGPC addressed “String Confusion Expert Determinations”.  Their 
 includes this:
Whereas The review will be limited to the String Confusion Objection Expert 
Determinations for .CAR/.CARS and .CAM/.COM.
Resolved, the NGPC directs the President and CEO to publish for public comment 
the proposed review mechanism for addressing perceived inconsistent Expert 
Determinations from the New gTLD Program String Confusion Objections process.

The BC should be pleased that ICANN acknowledged the need for a new review 
mechanism for inconsistent string confusion decisions.  Inexplicably, this 
review may look at confusion between .car and .cars, but may not review 
confusion between .hotel and .hotels.

Also seeking BC volunteer(s) for a PDP working group on issues for the 
Accreditation of Privacy & Proxy services.  See 
wiki<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=43983094> and 
attached document with several questions we need to answer by 28-Feb.

Note: BC members are encouraged to do their own comments.  The BC selects 
topics on which to submit official positions based on member interest.

Channel 2. Support for discussion and votes of our representatives on GNSO 
John Berard and Gabi Szlak, Councilors.

Next Council meeting is 27-Feb-2014, 11:00 UTC.   

Item 4: update on transliteration of registrant contact info

Item 5: GNSO engagement with ICANN CEO’s new ‘top-down’ Strategy Panels

Item 6:  Update on Joint GAC-GNSO consultation group

Item 7: Update upcoming review of the GNSO

Item 8: Discussion on international internet governance issues

Channel 3. Supporting discussion/voting on matters before the Commercial 
Stakeholders Group (CSG)
Marilyn Cade, CSG Liaison

Developments in global internet governance and implications for ICANN and for 
private sector role.

Channel 4. BC statements and responses during public meetings (outreach events, 
public forum, etc.)

ICANN’s latest plan to manage collisions between new gTLD strings and domains 
used in private networks. 
To develop the framework for new TLDs, ICANN hired JAS Advisors.  JAS posted 
initial thoughts on detection & response at DomainIncite 
 where BC members can reply with suggestions.

Beyond The Dot 2014 
 was a full-day conference in Washington on 19-Feb-2014 offered by BC member 
Fairwinds.   Panelists included BC members Anjali Hansen (Better Business 
Bureau), Steve DelBianco, Jordyn Buchanan (Google), Jeff Neuman (Neustar).
Check these two replies from Akram Atallah (ICANN) during Q&A:
Akram, on IANA contract: "It was always envisioned that IANA contract would be 
handed to ICANN and cease to exist.  The Community is saying, “It’s time.”

Akram, on how to transfer IANA to ICANN permanently:  "We’d resolve that using 
bottom-up. Lot of panels working on that, and they’ll bring recommendations to 
the Board.”
(this was after DelBianco challenged Akram about  the CEO’s top-down strategy 

NCUC is hosting a day-long conference in Singapore on 21-March.  Conference 
title is "ICANN and Global Internet Governance: The Road to Sao Paulo, and 
Beyond”.  Speakers include Fadi Chehade and Larry Strickling.

Attachment: BC comments - EWG Status Update [Draft 1.doc
Description: BC comments - EWG Status Update [Draft 1.doc

Attachment: BC Comments - ATRT2 [Draft].docx
Description: BC Comments - ATRT2 [Draft].docx

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