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[gnso-ccwg-dt] GNSO Council resolutions 10 October 2013

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  • Subject: [gnso-ccwg-dt] GNSO Council resolutions 10 October 2013
  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:07:31 -0700

Dear All,

The GNSO Council passed the following resolutions on 10 October 2013:

A motion to approve the WHOIS Survey Working Group (WSWG) Final report and 


 1.  On 07 May 2009, the GNSO Council resolved that Policy Staff, with the 
assistance of technical staff and GNSO Council members as required, should 
collect and organize a comprehensive set of requirements for the Whois service 
policy tools;
 2.  On 29 July 2010, Staff published the Inventory of Whois Service 
Requirements - Final Report;
 3.  In July 2011, volunteers drafted a proposed charter for a Whois Survey 
"Working Group", preferring the term "Working Group" to "Drafting Team" in this 
 case; http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/charter-wswg-06oct11-en.pdf;
 4.  On 30 May 2012, the WSWG published a draft of the Whois Service 
Requirements Survey for public comment, 
 5.  On 13 September 2012, the WSWG released the final Whois Service 
Requirements Survey to solicit input from community members on the possible 
technical requirements of a future Whois system, 
 6.  On 13 September 2012, ICANN staff compiled and consolidated the survey 
results and the WSWG completed the WSWG Final Report, 


 1.  That the GNSO Council thanks the Whois Survey Working Group (WSWG) and 
ICANN staff for their efforts in conducting the survey and compiling survey 
results of possible technical requirements of a future Whois system;
 2.   The GNSO Council further approves the recommendations, as defined in the 
Final Report (http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/whois/wswg-final-21aug13-en.pdf), 
to send the survey results to other applicable efforts regarding Whois and 
Domain Name Registration Data for their consideration.

A motion  to propose the next steps in developing a framework for 
Cross-Community Working Groups


 1.  in October 2011 the GNSO Council adopted a 
Resolution<http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/resolutions#201110> approving the 
formation of a GNSO Drafting Team (DT) to develop a proposed framework under 
which working groups jointly chartered by other Supporting Organizations and 
Advisory Committees (SO/ACs) along with the GNSO can effectively function and 
produce meaningful and timely reports and recommendations on topics that are of 
interest of such SO/ACs;
 2.  pursuant to its 
Charter<http://gnso.icann.org/issues/ccwg/charter-ccwg-30sep11-en.pdf> the DT 
proposed a set of Draft Principles for Cross Community Working 
(CCWGs) that were approved<http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/resolutions#201203> 
by the GNSO Council in March 2012;
 3.  the GNSO Council 
directed<http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/resolutions#201203> ICANN staff to 
forward the Draft Principles to the Chairs of the other SO/ACs for their 
comments on both the principles and the route forward either for the adoption 
of the Draft Principles or the development of a related set of principles for 
the operation of CCWGs
 4.  in June 2013 the ccNSO provided comments and 
 regarding the Draft Principles for further consideration by the GNSO Council; 
 5.  in full cooperation with other SO/ACs the GNSO Council now wishes to 
jointly develop an updated set of principles for CCWGs taking into 
consideration the feedback provided by the ccNSO and in collaboration with 
other interested SO/ACs so as to create a framework applicable across all 
SO/ACs for the effective functioning of CCWGs:


 1.  The GNSO Council thanks the DT for its work in developing the proposed 
Draft Principles and the ccNSO for its very constructive feedback;
 2.  The GNSO Council directs ICANN staff to prepare a paper consolidating the 
ccNSO feedback with the Draft Principles and highlighting areas requiring 
additional work as well as questions for further discussion;
 3.  The GNSO Council intends to invite the ccNSO to provide a co-chair for, 
and all SO/ACs to appoint at least one representative each to, a new drafting 
team co-chaired by a representative from the GNSO and the ccNSO, to be tasked 
with creating a charter for a community working group having the responsibility 
of developing the updated set of principles for CCWGs;
 4.  The GNSO Council requests that the new drafting team be formed no later 
than the first GNSO Council meeting after the ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires in 
November; and
 5.  The GNSO Council hereby appoints John Berard as the GNSO co-chair of the 
new drafting team.


6. The GNSO Council requests that the new drafting team utilizes the Draft 
Principles, the ccNSO feedback and the upcoming staff paper as the basis for 
its work; and

7. The GNSO Council requests that the new drafting team, subject to the further 
input of other interested SO/ACs, consider at a minimum the following matters 
in developing the set of updated principles:

 *   Prior experiences relating to previous and current CCWGs (including 
without limitation the DSSA Working Group, the Joint GAC-ccNSO IDN Working 
Group and the Joint ccNSO-GNSO IDN Working Group);
 *   The need to align the scope of CCWGs to the remit of each SO/AC and the 
appropriate delineation of the scope of a CCWG charter as a result;
 *   The type of issues or topics that might be suitable for CCWG work;
 *   How to deal with outputs from a CCWG and decision-making concerning such 
outputs, particularly in relation to matters where either an SO/AC disagrees 
with a CCWG or with one another on a CCWG’s recommendations, and taking into 
account the differing rules and operating procedures within each SO/AC; and
 *   The closure of a CCWG and, where applicable, periodic future reviews of 
CCWG recommendations.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,


Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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