[bc-gnso] Policy Calendar for 7-Mar-2011 BC Member call

Steve DelBianco sdelbianco at netchoice.org
Sun Mar 6 20:26:18 UTC 2011

To:       Business Constituency Members
From:   Steve DelBianco, vice chair for policy coordination
Below is the latest BC policy calendar, for use during 7-Mar member call.  (attachment provided for Channel 4 below)
Channel 1. BC participation in ICANN Public Comment processes:
ICANN Public Comment page is at http://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/
Selected Public Comments open at this time:  (in order of comment closing dates)

1: Interim report on internationalized registration data (14-Mar)

2: Proposed changes to GNSO procedures for declaring Councilor  interests (26-Mar)

3: Inter-registrar transfer policy – proposed final report  (31-Mar)

4: proposed GNSO policy development process (1-Apr)

5: framework for FY2012 operating plan and budget  (4-Apr)

6: study proposal for issues related to IDN variant TLDs   (6-Apr)

7: SSR Review Team (AoC) Set of Issues (6-Apr)

8: Post-expiration domain name recovery, WG final report (7-Apr)

9: recommendations for Global Outreach Program (10-Apr)

10: WHOIS Review Team (AoC) seeking input on scope of work  (17-Apr)

Note: BC members are encouraged to submit individual or company comments on any topic.  Based on member interest, the BC selects topics on which to submit official positions.
Channel 2. Support for discussion and votes of our representatives on GNSO Council
Upcoming discussions & votes at 16-Mar GNSO Council meeting in SFO
current draft agenda at https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?proposed_agenda_16_march_2011
Item 2: update on GNSO Toolkit of services

Item 3: drafting new rules for proxy voting on Council

Item 4: resolution regarding Working Group guidelines.   Should they be adopted or posted for further comment?

Item 5: Responding to Board resolution asking GNSO for definitions & metrics for AOC terms (consumer choice, consumer trust, and competition).  Several BC members have volunteered.  Councilor Rosemary Sinclair has not contacted our volunteers and will share her proposed response.

Item 6: Joint SSR working group - draft charter and team composition.   Draft charter at http://www.ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/dssa-draft-charter-12nov10-en.pdf       Volunteers incl BC members Zahid Jamil, Scott McCormick, Mikey O'Connor, Adam Palmer

Item 7: Study group on use of country and territory names

Item 8:  Follow-up on Registration Abuse Policies (RAP) recommendations for non-binding best practices

Item 9: WHOIS studies.  Staff posted an analysis of "Privacy & Proxy Relay & Reveal".   Council must decide which of remaining 3 studies (Registrant Identification, Proxy and Privacy "abuse" and this Relay and Reveal study) staff should initiate.  (see http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/whois-studies-chart-11feb11-en.pdf )     John and Zahid working with staff on a resolution to commit funding for all remaining studies.

Open microphone scheduled for 30 minutes
(see GNSO Project Status List as of 27-Feb-2011, at http://gnso.icann.org/meetings/pending-projects-list.pdf
Channel 3. Supporting discussion and voting on policy matters before the Commercial Stakeholders Group (CSG)
CSG meeting set for San Francisco on Tue 15-Mar at 10:00
(Sarah Deutsch )
Channel 4. BC statements and responses during public meetings (outreach events, public forum, etc.)
ICANN Board response to GAC Scorecard, at  http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/dengate-thrush-to-dryden-05mar11-en.pdf
Selected previous BC positions on GAC Scorecard items (attached)
Affirmation review team for Whois   (Susan Kawaguchi, Bill Smith)
Affirmation reviewteam for SSR  (Security, Stability, & Reslience)    (Jeff Brueggeman)

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