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[bc-gnso] Reminder: Updated agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 13 January 2011

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  • Subject: [bc-gnso] Reminder: Updated agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 13 January 2011
  • From: Marilyn Cade <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 14:59:27 -0500

A BC member just asked me to reforward the notice of the Council call, with the 
audio cast information. See below. 

 Updated agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 13 January 2011

The meeting will be audio cast.http://stream.icann.org:8000/gnso.m3u

Proposed Agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 13 January 2011.
http://gnso.icann.org/meetings/agenda-council-13jan11-en.htmWiki agenda 
motions before Council can be viewed here:
This agenda was established according to the GNSO Council Operating Procedures 
approved 5 August 2010 for the GNSO Council.
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.Meeting Time 
20:00 UTCSee the following and http://www.timeanddate.com/ for other times:

12:00 PST; 14:00 CST; 15:00 EST; 17:00 Buenos Aires; 17:00 Brazil; 21:00 CET; 
23:00 MoscowFriday,14 January 2011 
01:00 Pakistan; 04:00 Beijing; 05:00 Tokyo, 07:00 Melbourne

Dial-in numbers will be sent individually to Council members. Councilors should 
notify the GNSO Secretariat in advance if a dial out call is needed.

GNSO Council meeting audiocast http://stream.icann.org:8000/gnso.m3uItem 1: 
Administrative matters (10 minutes)1.1 Roll call of Council members and polling 
for Disclosures of Interest • Per the GNSO Operating Procedures, Section 5.4, 
we are required to poll Councilors regarding “any direct or indirect interests 
that may affect a Relevant Party’s judgment on an issue that is under review, 
consideration, or discussion” in this meeting.
Here is the definition provided in the procedures:“Disclosure of Interest: 
Relevant to a specific issue at a specific time. A written statement made by a 
Relevant Party of direct and indirect interests that may be commercial (e.g. 
monetary payment) or non-commercial (e.g. non-tangible benefit such as 
publicity, political or academic visibility) and may affect, or be perceived to 
affect, the Relevant Party's judgment on a specific issue.”The main issues for 
this meeting are Election Procedures for Council Chair & Vice ChairsGNSO 
recommendation 6 on new gTLDs.JOBS reconsideration requestGNSO ImprovementsThe 
Registrar Accreditation AgreementRegistration Abuse PoliciesJoint Applicant 
Support Consumer Choice, Competition and Innovation
1.2 Update any statements of interestNote that a revised SoI was received 
from:Stéphane van Gelder 
Jonathan Robinson has submitted a Satement of Interest 
1.3 Review/amend agenda

1.4. Note the status of minutes for the previous Council meeting per the GNSO 
Operating Procedures:
• 8 December 2010 – Approved on 7 January 2011.

Item 2: Joint Applicant Support Working Group (15 minutes)

Refer to motion deferred from previous meeting (motion 1) 
Action item from previous meeting:
It was suggested that a group of volunteers, not necessarily Councillors, work 
on the motion and deal with the issues and submit a revised motion eight days 
in advance of the next Council meeting. Jeff NeumanWolf-Ulrich KnobenTim 
RuizAvri DoriaKen StubbsEric Brunner-WilliamsAndrew Mack Richard Tindal2.1: 
Report from volunteer group - Rafik Dammak 

2.2: Discussion

2.3: Vote (note that absentee voting will not be allowed for this motion)

2.4: If motion 1 fails, refer to motion 2 
2.5 Discussion

2.6: Vote (note that absentee voting will not be allowed for this motion)Item 
3: Final Report on Proposals for Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation 
Agreement (15 minutes)Refer to motion deferred from previous meeting (motion 3) 
https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?13_january_motions3.1 Reading of 
the motion (Kristina Rosette)

3.2 Discussion

3.3 Vote (note that absentee voting will not be allowed for this motion)Item 4: 
Recommendations re. Fast-Flux working Group (FFWG) (10 minutes)

Motion to end fast flux pending project and integrate into Registration Abuse 
Policy Working Group (RAPWG) where applicable.

4.1 Refer to motion on the implementation of the Fast Flux recommendations that 
were adopted by the GNSO Council on 3 September 2009 (motion 4) 
https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?13_january_motions4.2 Discussion4.3 
Vote (note that absentee voting will not be allowed for this motion)4.4 
Recommendations re. RAP

Refer to letter from RAP team
4.5 Refer to motion in response to the Registration Abuse Policies Working 
Group (RAP WG) final report.(motion 5) 
https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?13_january_motions4.6 Discussion4.7 
Vote (Create an Issues Report: requires an affirmative vote of more than 25% 
vote of each House or majority of one House) Item 5: Status of Stakeholder 
Group and Constituency statements on Recommendation 6 (15 minutes)

Refer to motion passed in previous meeting 

Especially resolve clause: the Council recommends that each Stakeholder Group 
and constituency provide feedback as soon as possible to the Council, on the 
CWG recommendations.

5.1 Update on Rec6 CWG (Margie Milam) 5.2 Discussion and feedback from 
Stakeholder Groups and constituencies

5.3 Next steps?

Item 6: Cartagena Board Resolution on Consumer Choice, Competition and 
Innovation (20 minutes)

Refer to Board resolution: 
http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-10dec10-en.htm#66.1 Briefing from 
Bruce Tonkin

6.2 Set up drafting team to provide requested advice
• Rosemary Sinclair has volunteered to lead
• Debbie Hughes has volunteered to participate
• Other volunteers 

6.3 Discussion

6.4 Next steps?

Item 7: Board Response to reconsideration request 10-2 (.jobs reconsideration 
request) (20 minutes)

Refer to Board resolution: 
http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/resolutions-10dec10-en.htm#87.1 Update from 
Staff on briefing paper (Kurt Pritz)

7.2 Discussion

7.3 Next steps?
Item 8: Operations Steering Committee (OSC) and Policy Process Steering 
Committee (PPSC) and new Standing Committee (15 Minutes)

8.1 Discussion and vote on PPSC Working Group work team motion (motion 6). 8.2 
Refer to motion passed in previous meeting
(Motion 6 Motion to extend the Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC) and the 
Operations Steering Committee (OSC)charters).
http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions#201012Especially resolve clauses.
RESOLVED, The Council extends the terms of the Operations Steering Committee 
and the Policy Process Steering Committee and their respective work teams as 
necessary through the ICANN public meeting in June 2011.RESOLVED, the Council 
acknowledges and thanks the OSC, the PPSC and the five community work teams for 
their hard work; and directs each steering committee and applicable work team 
chair to identify for the Council any remaining targets and benchmarks for 
their respective work by no later than 19 January 2011, including expected 
deadlines for final delivery.RESOLVED FURTHER, a drafting team shall be 
established no later than 19 January 2011, to draft a charter for a Standing 
Committee to track and coordinate implementation of those OSC, PPSC and work 
team recommendations already approved by the Council and adopted, as 
recommended by the Communications and Coordination Work Team in its final 
report of 9 April 20108.3 Establish Drafting Team (DT) for new Standing 
Committee• Volunteers?
• DT Chair?8.4 Updating OSC Recommendation for Proxies in the GNSO Operating 
Procedures• Bill Drake has volunteered to lead
• Update
• Next stepsItem 9: Other Business (10 Minutes)

9.1 Status of Vice Chair elections in the Non Contracted Party House. (Olga 

9.2 San Francisco planning (Olga Cavalli) Appendix 1: GNSO Council Voting 
Thresholds (ICANN Bylaws, Article X, Section 3)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 Supermajority”);
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 (Council Operating Procedures 4.4)Members that are absent from a 
meeting at the time of a vote on the following items may vote by absentee 
1. Initiate a policy development process;
2. Forward a policy recommendation to the Board;
3. Recommend amendments to the ICANN Bylaws;
4. Fill a position open for election.The GNSO Secretariat will provide 
reasonable means for transmitting and authenticating absentee ballots, which 
could include voting by telephone, e- mail, or web-based interface. Absentee 
ballots must be submitted within 72 hours following the start of the meeting in 
which a vote is initiated, except that, 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 days. There must be a quorum for the meeting in which the vote is 
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