[bc-gnso] Policy Calendar for 23-Mar-2011 BC Member call

Steve DelBianco sdelbianco at netchoice.org
Wed Mar 23 12:25:54 UTC 2011

To:       Business Constituency Members
From:   Steve DelBianco, vice chair for policy coordination
Below is the latest BC policy calendar, for use during 23-Mar member call.
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: Inter-registrar transfer policy (IRTP-B) – proposed final report  (31-Mar)
Mikey O'Connor sent discussion draft on 18-Mar.

2: proposed GNSO policy development process (1-Apr)
Philip Sheppard preparing discussion draft

3: framework for FY2012 operating plan and budget  (4-Apr)
Chris Chaplow sent discussion draft 21-Mar

4: SSR Review Team (AoC) Set of Issues (6-Apr)
Adam Palmer preparing discussion draft

5: High Security Zone TLD final report  (7-Apr)
Looking for a volunteer to draft comments

6: Post-expiration domain name recovery, WG final report (7-Apr)
Berry Cobb preparing discussion draft

7: WHOIS Review Team (AoC) seeking input on scope of work  (17-Apr)
Looking for a volunteer to draft comments

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 7-Apr GNSO Council teleconference
current draft agenda (not published)
Item:  resolution regarding 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 worked with staff on a resolution to commit funding for all remaining studies.

Steve is now working with Registries and staff to gain support for resolution; may include minor amendments to study RFP.

(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 decision on voting procedure for ICANN Board election
(Sarah Deutsch )
Channel 4. BC statements and responses during public meetings (outreach events, public forum, etc.)
BC preparing written summary of our SFO comments on GAC Scorecard
Affirmation review team for Whois   (Susan Kawaguchi, Bill Smith)
Affirmation reviewteam for SSR  (Security, Stability, & Reslience)    (Jeff Brueggeman)

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