[bc-gnso] Policy calendar for 6-Mar-2014 BC member call
Here's a Policy Calendar for the BC member call on 6-Mar-2014. Channel 1. BC participation in ICANN Public Comment process: ICANN Public Comment page is <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment> <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment> here<https://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment>. Selected comment opportunities below: Privacy/Proxy Accreditation: We had no volunteers to handle questions from a PDP working group on Accreditation of Privacy & Proxy services under the new RAA. Deadline was Friday, so I responded for the BC with previous positions and new questions (not positions). See my response (link<http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/Position%20PDP%20WG%20On%20Accreditation%20of%20Privacy%20and%20proxy%20services.pdf>), and please volunteer for this WG and/or attend session in Singapore on an issue that's vital to BC members. 1. Status update from expert working group on gTLD Directory Services (comments closed 28-Feb) The EWG status update is here<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.icann.org/en/groups/other/gtld-directory-services/status-update-11nov13-en.pdf&k=ZVNjlDMF0FElm4dQtryO4A%3D%3D%0A&r=cjstkpAuvAi4gqeqX5O18A%3D%3D%0A&m=wJFOU6s054w1azbYfrViPjQwyeWw9OhmeU6Ik0vokA8%3D%0A&s=f6ba989d4315c9c617edc3620ce2274d96f3c98901857bd1683ca7d5b41ae297>, and described on this page (link<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-11nov13-en.htm&k=ZVNjlDMF0FElm4dQtryO4A%3D%3D%0A&r=cjstkpAuvAi4gqeqX5O18A%3D%3D%0A&m=wJFOU6s054w1azbYfrViPjQwyeWw9OhmeU6Ik0vokA8%3D%0A&s=7bb23e2400d21accbd73f650171b8140326ddeaa1284b5550da82021cfb858e4>). Jimson Olufuye , Tim Chen, and Susan Kawaguchi drafted and we submitted yesterday (attachment) 2. Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2) Final Report & Recommendations (link<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/atrt2-recommendations-09jan14-en.htm>) (reply comments close 15-Mar) Steve DelBianco drafted BC comments and circulated for review on 17-Feb. I am now sorting through 44 comments from BC members and will circuit a consolidated version for final review. Thanks for your attention to this topic! 3. Qualified Launch Program for new gTLDs (link<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/qlp-addendum-13feb14-en.htm>) (reply comments close 15-Mar) The new registry agreement allows operator to register 100 names for itself (or to third parties) for promoting their TLDs - prior to the Sunrise period. 4. Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections Comment page here<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/sco-framework-principles-11feb14-en.htm>. (Initial comments due 12-Mar) BC wrote to ICANN Board on 22-Oct (link<http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/Singular-Plural%20TLDs.pdf>) and 30-Dec (link<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/cooper-to-ngpc-30dec13-en.pdf>) regarding this. The BC is pleased ICANN acknowledged 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. 5. ICANN future meetings strategy (link<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/meetings-strategy-25feb14-en.htm>) (initial comments by 20-Mar) BC member Michelle Chaplow is on this WG. BC posted these<http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/Comments%20on%20ICANN's%20proposal%20for%20consolidated%20meetings.pdf> comments in Nov-2012. 6. Mitigating risk of DNS namespace Collisions (initial comments by 31-Mar) BC filed these<http://www.bizconst.org/Positions-Statements/BC%20Comment%20-%20Name%20Collision%20Risk%20FINAL.pdf> comments on ICANN's proposal to mitigate collisions. Now let's review and respond to the outside expert draft report (link<http://www.icann.org/en/about/staff/security/ssr/name-collision-mitigation-26feb14-en.pdf>) 7. Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D initial report (link<http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/transfers/irtp-d-initial-03mar14-en.pdf>) (initial comments by 2-Apr) Part D concerns reporting, disputes, best practices, penalties, etc. 8. ICANN Strategy Panels (initial comments by 30-Apr) In Durban, the ICANN CEO appointed experts to 4 strategy panels to make recommendations to ICANN Board. This is our first chance to comment on their recommendations. The 4 panels: Strategy Panel on Identifier Technology Innovation (link<http://www.icann.org/en/about/planning/strategic-engagement/identifier-technology/report-21feb14-en.pdf>) Strategy Panel on ICANN's Role in the Internet Governance' Ecosystem (link<http://www.icann.org/en/about/planning/strategic-engagement/governance-ecosystem/report-23feb14-en.pdf>) Strategy Panel on ICANN Multistakeholder Innovation (link<http://www.icann.org/en/about/planning/strategic-engagement/multistakeholder-innovation/quest-blueprint-30jan14-en.pdf>) Strategy Panel on the Public Responsibility Framework (link<http://www.icann.org/en/about/planning/strategic-engagement/public-responsibility/outline-23feb14-en>) 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 Council John Berard and Gabi Szlak, Councilors. Next Council meeting is 26-Mar-2014 in Singapore. Agenda to be published by 15-Mar. --- 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.) 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. BC members on panels include Phil Corwin and Steve DelBianco.
BC Comments - Status Report from EWG on gTLD Directory Services - FINAL.pdf