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[gnso-igo-ingo] GNSO Council resolutions 25 June 2014

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  • Subject: [gnso-igo-ingo] GNSO Council resolutions 25 June 2014
  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:35:25 -0700



Dear All,


Ahead of the official Council minutes, please find the resolutions that
Council approved on 25 June 2014 in London.

Consent agenda


Confirmation of Becky Burr (ccNSO) and John Berard (GNSO) as the permanent
co-chairs for the Cross Community  Working Group (CWG) on a Framework for
CWG Operating Principles.  


1.      Approval of a charter for a PDP working group for IGO and INGO
access to Curative Rights and Protection Mechanisms


1. The GNSO Council has resolved (see
http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/resolutions#201406) to undertake a GNSO
policy development process (PDP) to explore possible amendments to the
Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension
procedure (URS) so as to enable International Governmental Organizations
(IGOs) and International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) to access
and use curative rights protection mechanisms;

2. The GNSO Council has reviewed the draft Working Group Charter appended as
Annex 3 to the Final Issue Report (see
which was delivered to the GNSO Council on 25 May 2014, and the 24 June 2014
amendments proposed thereto (see


1. The GNSO Council approves the Charter as amended by the 24 June 2014
proposals and appoints Petter Rindforth as the GNSO Council liaison to the
IGO-INGO Curative Rights Protection PDP Working Group (WG);

2. The GNSO Council directs ICANN staff to issue a call for volunteers for
the PDP WG no later than seven days after the approval of this motion; and

3. Until such time as the WG selects a chair for the WG and that chair is
confirmed by the GNSO Council, the GNSO Council liaison to the WG shall
serve as the interim chair.   

2.     New gTLDs Subsequent Rounds

 1.     Whereas, in 2005, this Council of the Generic Names Supporting
Organization (GNSO) began a policy development process to consider the
introduction of new gTLDs, which resulted in the creation of certain policy
recommendations for the launch of a new gTLD application process; and,

 2.     Whereas, in September 2007, this Council adopted the policy
recommendations from the GNSO policy development process and forwarded them
to the ICANN Board of Directors; and,

3.     Whereas, in June 2008, the ICANN Board adopted the GNSO's policy
recommendations for the introduction of new gTLDs and directed staff to
develop an implementation plan for a new gTLD introduction process; and

4.     Whereas, in September 2009, ICANN and the U.S. National
Telecommunications Information Administration entered into an Affirmation of
Commitments (“AOC”) in which ICANN committed to organize a review of certain
aspects of the introduction and expansion of gTLDs (AOC, at Section 9.3);

5.     Whereas, in its April, 2011 Communique, ICANN’s Governmental Advisory
Committee (“GAC”) asked (at p.6) for a "comprehensive post-launch
independent review of the [Trademark] Clearinghouse [to] be conducted one
year after the launch of the 75th new gTLD in the round;” and,

6.     Whereas, in June 2011, the ICANN Board approved an Application
Guidebook ("AGB") for new gTLDs and authorized the launch of the New gTLD
Program; and,

7.     Whereas, the AGB provided that it was intended to govern "the first
round of what is to be an ongoing process for the introduction of new TLDs"
(Application, Module 2); and,

8.     Whereas, Section 1.1.6 of the AGB ("Subsequent Application Rounds")
provided that "ICANN’s goal [was] to launch subsequent gTLD application
rounds as quickly as possible" and promised to base the timing of subsequent
rounds on "experiences gained and changes required after this round is
completed" with a "goal...for the next application round to begin within one
year of the close of the application submission period for the initial
round.;" and

9.     Whereas, the first round application submission period closed in
June, 2012; and,

10.  Whereas, the Council believes that it has a continuing interest and
role to play in evaluating the experiences of the first round and proposing
policy recommendations, if necessary, for changes to subsequent rounds;

Now therefore, it is resolved:

1. The GNSO Council creates a new Discussion Group to discuss the
experiences gained by the first round of new gTLD applications and identify
subjects for future issue reports, if any, that might lead to changes or
adjustments for subsequent application procedures; and,

2. ICANN invites the New gTLD Program Committee of the ICANN Board to
provide input into the GNSO Council discussion to identify areas that it
believes may be appropriate for discussion for an evaluation of the current
gTLD application round and/or for possible adjustments for subsequent
application procedures; and,

3. The GNSO Council requests a status report from ICANN Staff on the current
progress of (a) the New gTLD program generally; (b) ICANN's anticipated
timeline and work plan for the review specified in Section 9.3 of the
Affirmation of Commitments; (c) ICANN's work to date on any evaluation of
the first round; (d) the work to date on the post-launch independent review
of the Trademark Clearinghouse; and (e) ICANN's current projection for a
timetable for subsequent rounds.

 Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Kind regards,


Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
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http://gnso.icann.org <http://gnso.icann.org/> 


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