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  • From: Alain Berranger <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 23:47:05 -0500

Dear NPOC Colleagues,

Please find the agenda for the Generic Names Support Organization (GNSO)
Public Council Meeting in San José next Wednesday 13 March.

As Acting Vice-Chair, I will be making a short presentation.

Please advise if there is any point you wish me to make during that

FYI I'm pleased to report that my attendance at the San José meeting, as
well as the participation of Kaus Stoll, were made possible by the generous
support of the Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation and pir.org.

Best regards,
Alain Berranger, Acting Vice-Chair, NPOC

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From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 6:16 PM
Subject: [liaison6c] Proposed Agenda for GNSO Council Public Meeting in San
José 14 March 2012
To: liaison6c <liaison6c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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Proposed Agenda for GNSO Council Public Meeting in San José 14 March 2012***


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Date: 14 March 2012
Reference to ICANN Schedule****


Note that this agenda may be updated as more information becomes available
so interested parties are encouraged to periodically check for the latest
updates on the GNSO Council

As can be seen below, in addition to the Open Microphone at the end of the
agenda, as possible throughout the meeting time will be allowed for
audience participation. Please be aware that audience opportunities to
comment will depend on available time.****

This agenda was established according to the GNSO Council Operating
Procedures approved 22 September 2011 for the GNSO Council and updated.

For convenience:****

* An excerpt of the ICANN Bylaws defining the voting thresholds is provided
in Appendix 1 at the end of this agenda.
* An excerpt from the Council Operating Procedures defining the absentee
voting procedures is provided in Appendix 2 at the end of this agenda.****

*Coordinated Universal Time: 20:00 UTC see below for local times
San José, Costa Rica 14:00****

(13:00 Los Angeles; 16:00 Washington DC; 20:00 London; 21:00 Paris;
15 March 2012:  05:00 Tokyo; 09:00 Wellington)****

Dial-in numbers will be sent individually to Council members who cannot
physically attend the meeting. Councilors should notify the GNSO
Secretariat in advance if a dial out call is needed.****

*14:00- 15:00 GNSO Council Public Forum.
*Presentations by Stakeholder and Constituency Group Leaders*.****

   - Registries Stakeholder Group – Keith Drazek****
   - Registrars Stakeholder Group – Graham Chynoweth ****
   - Non Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) – Konstantinos Komaitis****

**·         **Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC).****

– Alain Berranger****

   - Commercial and Business Users Constituency (BC) – Marilyn Cade****
   - Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) – ****
   - Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers  (ISPCP) – Tony



*Item 1: Administrative matters (10 minutes)*

**1.1  **Roll Call*
1.2 Statement of interest updates

1.3 Review/amend agenda ****

1.4. Note the status of minutes for the previous Council meeting per the
GNSO Operating Procedures:****

**·         **16 February 2012 GNSO Council minutes –approved on 6 March


1.5. GNSO Pending Projects List

**·         **Review main changes.****

**·         **Comments and/or questions.****

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*Item 2: Consent agenda (5 minutes)*****

A consent agenda item is being added as a standard agenda item to provide
for a simplified process to obtain Council approval on specific tasks.****

• Approval of sending the Recommendations Report on IRTP B Rec 8 to the

Refer to the Recommendations Report:

*Item 3: 'thick' Whois Final Issue Report (10 minutes)*

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As recommended by the IRTP Part B Working Group, the GNSO Council requested
ICANN Staff to prepare an Issue Report on the requirement of ‘thick’ WHOIS
for all incumbent gTLDs. The Preliminary Issue Report was published for
public comment (see
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-21nov11-en.htm). ****

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Staff has now submitted the Final Issue
includes the report of comments received and additional updates as a
result of the comments made. The GNSO Council will now consider the Final
decide whether or not to initiate a PDP, as a motion on this was
deferred from the Feb 16, 2012 Council meeting.****

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Refer to motion:

3.1   Reading of the motion (Stéphane Van Gelder)****

3.2   Discussion****

3.3   Vote****

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*Item 4: **Locking of a Domain Name subject to UDRP Proceedings Drafting
Team charter** (10 minutes)***

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The GNSO Council initiated a PDP on the requirement to lock a domain name
subject to UDRP proceedings. A Drafting Team was tasked with drafting a
Charter for Working Group that will then work on this PDP.****

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The DT is presenting the draft charter to the Council for approval.****


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Refer to motion

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4.1   Reading of the motion (Joy Liddicoat)****

4.2   Discussion****

4.3   Vote****

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*Item 5: Cross Community Working Group  Drafting Team (CCWG DT) (10 minutes)

On January 4, 2012, the CCWG Drafting Team sent the Council Chair its final
recommendations with regard to the GNSO's approach on Community Working

Refer to:
Draft Principles for Cross‐Community Working Groups (CWGs)

Council must now consider whether to approve these recommendations. A
motion to that effect was made at the Jan 19 meeting and deferred to this

Refer to motion

5.1 Reading of the motion (Jonathan Robinson).****

5.2 Discussion****

5.3 Vote****

*Item 6: Red Cross and Olympic Committee names (10 minutes)*

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A GNSO Drafting Team is working on a charter to determine how to handle the
protection of RC and IOC names under the new gTLD program. Council must now
vote on whether to approve this charter.

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6.1 Reading of the motion ****


6.2 Discussion****

6.3 Vote****

*Item 7: Fake Renewal Notice DT  final report (10 minutes)*

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The Fake Renewal Notice Drafting Team is presenting its Final Report to the

7.1 Update (Mikey O'Connor)****

7.2 Discussion****

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*Item 8: Update on RAA Final Issue Report and Status of Negotiations (10

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Staff will provide a brief overview of the Final Issue Report on the RAA
Amendments and the Status Report on the RAA negotiations, and discuss the
next steps for the GNSO Council.  ****

8.1 Update (Margie Milam)****

8.2 Discussion****

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*Item 9: Update on WHOIS surveys (10 minutes)*

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ICANN policy staff will present an update on four gTLD WHOIS studies,
commissioned by the GNSO Council, that are being conducted by independent
research entities, and one survey of potential technical requirements for
WHOIS that is currently being developed by a GNSO Working Group. ****

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9.1 Update on current work and surveys (Liz Gasster)****

9.2 Discussion****

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*Item 10: Update on Consumer Trust WG (10 minutes)*

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The GNSO Council chartered the CCTC Working Group in September 2011 at the
request of the ICANN Board Resolution (2010.12.10.30).  The Consumer
Metrics Working Group has since produced a draft Advice Letter defining
Consumer, Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice, & Competition.  In addition the
letter contains proposed metrics and three year targets; all designed to
measure the effectiveness of the new gTLD program by a future AoC Review

10.1 Update on Draft Advice Letter (Steve DelBianco)****

10.2 Discussion****

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*Item 11: Update on The new PDP (20 minutes)*

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In December 2011, the ICANN Board adopted, on the recommendation of the
GNSO Council, the revised GNSO Policy Development Process. This session is
to introduce the revised GNSO PDP and explain its new features in detail.***

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11.1 Update (Marika Konings)****

11.2 Discussion****

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*Item 12: Update on DSSA-WG (10 minutes)*

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This is an update from the DNS Security and Stability Analysis Working
Group (DSSA-WG).  The goals of this item are to 1) update the GNSO Council
on the progress of the DSSA-WG; 2) raise awareness of any issues; 3) and
solicit input from the GNSO Council.****

12.1 Update (Mikey O'Connor)****

12.2 Discussion****

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*Item 13:  Any Other Business (5 minutes)*

*Appendix 1: GNSO Council Voting Thresholds (ICANN Bylaws, Article X,
Section 3)*

9. Except as otherwise specified in these Bylaws, Annex A hereto, or the
GNSO Operating Procedures, the default threshold to pass a GNSO Council
motion or other voting action requires a simple majority vote of each
House. The voting thresholds described below shall apply to the following
GNSO actions:****

1. Create an Issues Report: requires an affirmative vote of more than 25%
vote of each House or majority of one House;
2. Initiate a Policy Development Process (“PDP”) Within Scope (as described
in Annex A): requires an affirmative vote of more than 33% of each House or
more than 66% of one House;
3. Initiate a PDP Not Within Scope: requires an affirmative vote of more
than 75% of one House and a majority of the other House (“GNSO
4. Approve a PDP Recommendation Without a GNSO Supermajority: requires an
affirmative vote of a majority of each House and further requires that one
GNSO Council member representative of at least 3 of the 4 Stakeholder
Groups supports the Recommendation;
5. Approve a PDP Recommendation With a GNSO Supermajority: requires an
affirmative vote of a GNSO Supermajority; and
6. Approve a PDP Recommendation Imposing New Obligations on Certain
Contracting Parties: where an ICANN contract provision specifies that “a
two-thirds vote of the council” demonstrates the presence of a consensus,
the GNSO Supermajority vote threshold will have to be met or exceeded with
respect to any contracting party affected by such contract provision.****

*Appendix 2: Absentee Voting Procedures (GNSO Operating Procedures
4.4.1 Applicability
Absentee voting is permitted for the following limited number of Council
motions or measures.
a. Initiate a Policy Development Process (PDP);
b. Approve a PDP recommendation;
c. Recommend amendments to the GNSO Operating Procedures (GOP) or ICANN
d. Fill a Council position open for election.****

4.4.2 Absentee ballots, when permitted, must be submitted within the
announced time limit, which shall be 72 hours from the meeting‟s
adjournment. In exceptional circumstances,announced at the time of the
vote, the Chair may reduce this time to 24 hours or extend the time to 7
calendar days, provided such amendment is verbally confirmed by all
Vice-Chairs present.****

4.4.3 The GNSO Secretariat will administer, record, and tabulate absentee
votes according to these procedures and will provide reasonable means for
transmitting and authenticating absentee ballots, which could include
voting by telephone, e- mail, web-based interface, or other technologies as
may become available.
4.4.4 Absentee balloting does not affect quorum requirements. (There must
be a quorum for the meeting in which the vote is initiated.)

Local time between March & October (Summer in the NORTHERN hemisphere )

Reference (Coordinated Universal Time) UTC 20:00
California, USA
UTC-8+1DST 13:00
San José, Costa Rica UTC-6+0DST 14:00
New York/Washington DC, USA (EST) UTC-5+1DST 16:00
Buenos Aires, Argentina
UTC-3+0DST 17:00
Montevideo, Uruguay
UTC-3+0DST 17:00
London, United Kingdom (BST) UTC+0DST 20:00
UTC+1+0DST 21:00
Tunis, Tunisia (CET) UTC+1+0DST 21:00
Bonn, Germany (CET) UTC+1+0DST 21:00
Paris, France (CET) UTC+1+0DST 21:00
Ramat Hasharon,
UTC+2+0DST 22:00
Karachi, Pakistan
UTC+5+0DST 01:00 next day
Beijing, China 
UTC+8+0DST 04:00 next day
Tokyo, Japan 
UTC+9+0DST 05:00 next day
Wellington, New Zealand
UTC+12+1DST 09:00 next day

The DST starts/ends on last Sunday of October 2012, 2:00 or 3:00 local time
(with exceptions)
For other places see http://www.timeanddate.com****

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Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA
Member, Board of Directors, CECI,
Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business, www.schulich.yorku.ca
Trustee, Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation, www.gkpfoundation.org
NA representative, Chasquinet Foundation, www.chasquinet.org
interim Membership Committee Chair, NPOC, NCSG, ICANN, http://npoc.org/
O:+1 514 484 7824; M:+1 514 704 7824
Skype: alain.berranger

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