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RE: [bc-gnso] Call for Volunteers: New GNSO Policy Development Process Working Group to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs

  • To: "'Zahid Jamil-IG'" <internet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "'Chantelle Doerksen'" <chantelle.doerksen@xxxxxxxxx>, <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] Call for Volunteers: New GNSO Policy Development Process Working Group to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs
  • From: "Marie Pattullo" <marie.pattullo@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:51:23 +0200

Apologies all, I have been away from the office.
I too will sign up ? hopefully today if my wifi permits! I am also hoping to
persuade some of my expert members to do likewise given the vital importance
of this work to right holders.
Kind regards
From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Zahid Jamil-IG
Sent: lundi 21 mars 2016 23:11
To: Chantelle Doerksen; bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: Glen de Saint Géry
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] Call for Volunteers: New GNSO Policy Development
Process Working Group to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All
As a former member of the IRT expert group and the STI as a GNSO councilor,
each related the development of the RPMs would be happy to volunteer. 

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On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 2:43 PM -0700, "Chantelle Doerksen"
<chantelle.doerksen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear BC Members,
Volunteers needed. Please see below.
Kind regards,

Call for Volunteers: New GNSO Policy Development Process Working Group to
Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs

In Brief

The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council seeks volunteers
for a new Working Group that will conduct a Policy Development Process (PDP)
to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in All Generic Top-Level
Domains (gTLDs). The GNSO Council approved the PDP Working Group's
<http://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/rpm-charter-26feb16-en.pdf> Charter [PDF,
510 KB] on
6> 9 March 2016.

What This Team Will Do

1.      Conduct the PDP in two phases
This PDP Working Group is being chartered to conduct a review of all RPMs in
all gTLDs in two phases as defined in the
approved charter [PDF, 524 KB]: Phase One will focus on a review of all the
RPMs that were developed for the New gTLD Program (i.e. the Trademark
Clearinghouse and associated notification and sunrise mechanisms, the
Uniform Rapid Suspension procedure, and the Post-Delegation Dispute
Resolution Procedures), and Phase Two will focus on a review of the Uniform
Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
At a minimum, in each Phase of this PDP, the Working Group will be expected
to first assess the effectiveness of the relevant RPM(s), for which it
should seek the input of experienced online dispute resolution providers and
other subject matter experts, as appropriate. The Working Group is also
expected to look at the interplay between and complementary roles of each
RPM in seeking to more fully understand their overall functioning and
effectiveness. Ultimately, the goal is for the Working Group to consider the
overarching issue as to whether or not all the RPMs collectively fulfill the
purposes for which they were created, or whether additional policy
recommendations are needed, including to clarify and unify the policy goals.
In public comments to the
> UDRP Final Issue Report [PDF, 2.69 MB], the
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/reviews/rpm/rpm-review-11sep15-en.pdf> RPM
Staff Paper [PDF 2.5 MB], and the
Preliminary Issue Report for this PDP, various community groups and
participants had identified a number of issues that they considered
appropriate for review in a PDP. As such, the Working Group is expected to
consider these community suggestions, which have been listed in the Working
Group Charter, with further modifications, additions and deletions to be
determined by consensus of the Working Group.
2.      Coordinate its work with other parallel efforts
The Working Group will monitor the progress of and, where appropriate,
coordinate with, other ICANN groups that are working on topics that may
overlap with or otherwise provide useful input to this PDP. These other
efforts include the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review
Team, the Trademark Clearinghouse Independent Review and the GNSO's PDP
Working Group on New gTLDs Subsequent Procedures. In this regard, the GNSO
Council directed that a GNSO community liaison be appointed by the two GNSO
PDP Working Groups. Further, as the manager of the policy development
process, the GNSO Council is to be kept informed about the various
coordination efforts so that in case of conflict between these groups, the
Council may take the appropriate action to align the different work
At the conclusion of Phase One of its work, the Working Group is expected to
assess the need for modification to its Charter and, if appropriate, submit
a request to the GNSO Council accordingly for the subsequent phase(s) of its

How This Team Will Work

ICANN Working Groups use transparent, open processes. The meetings of this
PDP Working Group will be recorded and transcribed, and the recordings and
transcriptions will be available to the public. The mailing list for the
Working Group will be archived publicly. The group will collaborate using a
public workspace for draft materials and all final work products and
milestones will be documented on the
ction+Mechanisms+%28RPMs%29+in+all+gTLDs+PDP+Working+Group+Home> WG's wiki.
The PDP WG is expected to follow the
GNSO Working Group Guidelines [PDF, 350 KB] as well as the
<http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/annex-2-pdp-manual-16feb16-en.pdf> GNSO
PDP Manual [PDF, 300 KB].

How to participate

There are two ways to volunteer:
*       Individual Members ? anyone interested can volunteer to join the PDP
Working Group as a member, regardless of whether they are members of the
ICANN community. Members are expected to actively contribute to mailing list
conversations as well as meetings ? it is anticipated that the Working Group
will at a minimum meet on a weekly basis via teleconference. Members are
expected to provide essential input to the process. Members will be required
to provide a Statement of Interest (
<https://community.icann.org/display/gnsosoi/New+SOIs> SOI).
*       Mailing list observers ? for those who are merely interested in
monitoring the Working Group's deliberations, it is possible to sign up as a
mailing list "observer" which offers read-only access to the mailing list.
Mailing list observers will not be permitted to post, will not receive
invitations to the meetings of the Working Group and will not have to
complete a Statement of Interest. At any point in time, a mailing list
observer can join the WG as a member simply by informing the
<mailto:gnso-secs@xxxxxxxxx?subject=Call%20for%20volunteers> GNSO
In addition, there will be opportunities to provide input through public
consultations and public comment processes that the PDP Working Group is
expected to organize.

How to Join

If you are interested in joining the Working Group either as an individual
participant or mailing list observer, please fill in the
<http://goo.gl/forms/sMAaNujZdB> sign up form or send the
sion=2&modificationDate=1458138472316&api=v2> Word document [DOCX, 72 KB],
filled in, to the
<mailto:gnso-secs@xxxxxxxxx?subject=Call%20for%20volunteers> GNSO
All members and observers will be listed on the PDP Working Group's wiki

Next steps

The GNSO Council directed that this call for volunteers be circulated as
widely as possible in order to ensure broad representation and participation
in the Working Group. it is anticipated that the Working Group will convene
online for the first time in early April 2016. Following that, regular
online meetings will be scheduled in accordance with the Working Group's
work plan, which it is expected to develop as one of its first tasks.

Further information and preparation

For those interested in volunteering for this effort, you are strongly
encouraged to review the following materials prior to the first meeting of
the PDP WG:
*       The
Final Issue Report [PDF, 1 MB]
*       The  <http://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/rpm-charter-26feb16-en.pdf>
approved charter [PDF, 510 KB]
*       Materials available at the Working Group's
ction+Mechanisms+%28RPMs%29+in+all+gTLDs+PDP+Working+Group+Home> online wiki


The question of who legally has rights to, or is the legitimate holder of, a
domain name can be open to dispute. In relation to domain name disputes
concerning the registration and use of legally protected trademarks, the
<https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/help/dndr/udrp-en> Uniform Dispute
Resolution Policy (UDRP) is the longest standing alternative dispute
resolution procedure. As a result of the New gTLD Program, several new
rights protection mechanisms (RPMs) were developed to mitigate potential
risks and costs to trademark rights holders that could arise in the
expansion of the gTLD namespace, which included certain safeguards to
protect registrants who engage in legitimate uses of domain names: the
<https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/urs-2014-01-09-en> Uniform Rapid
Suspension System (URS); the
<https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/about/trademark-clearinghouse> Trademark
Clearinghouse (TMCH) and the associated availability through the TMCH of
Sunrise periods and the Trademark Claims notification service; and
<https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/tm-pddrp-2013-10-31-en> the
Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedures (PDDRPs). Prior to the launch
of the New gTLD Program, on 3 October 2011 ICANN staff had published a Final
Issue Report on the current state of the UDRP. The recommended course of
action in that
> UDRP Final Issue Report [PDF, 2.69 MB] was not to initiate a PDP at the
time, but to hold off launching any such PDP until after the new URS had
been in operation for at least eighteen (18) months. In addition, the
September 2015 revised
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/reviews/rpm/rpm-review-11sep15-en.pdf> RPM
Staff Paper [PDF 2.5 MB] had explicitly noted that some of the concerns
identified by the community for consideration as part of a review of the
RPMs might be appropriate topics for policy development work. The UDRP has
not been subject to comprehensive review. There has also not been a full
review of all the RPMs developed to date by ICANN, to consider whether or
not they are collectively achieving the objectives for which they were
In preparation for this PDP, a new
Preliminary Issue Report [PDF, 1.4 MB] was published for
public comment on 9 October 2015. A
Final Issue Report [PDF, 1.2 MB] was subsequently published on 7 October
2015, including links to all public comments received, along with a draft
charter for the
<http://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/rpm-charter-26feb16-en.pdf> PDP WG [PDF,
510 KB]. The final charter was approved by the GNSO Council on
6> 9 March 2016, enabling the formation of a GNSO working group of community
volunteers to conduct this PDP.
More information can be found on the activities webpage for
<http://gnso.icann.org/en/group-activities/active/rpm> GNSO PDP Review of
All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs and the
ction+Mechanisms+%28RPMs%29+in+all+gTLDs+PDP+Working+Group+Home> Working
Group's online wiki workspace, which includes the charter, community input
provided during the public comment period, and an extensive library of
foundational materials to inform the Working Group's deliberations.
As this will be a complex multi-phase PDP, anyone interested in helping to
shape the review of all RPMs in all gTLDs are encouraged to volunteer for
this Working Group

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
 <mailto:gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> gnso.secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://gnso.icann.org <http://gnso.icann.org/> 

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