[council] Draft Agenda for GNSO Council meeting 1 April 2004

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Mon Mar 22 01:49:11 UTC 2004

The next GNSO Council meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday 1 April UTC 19:00
(2pm Washington, DC, 7pm London, 6am Friday Melbourne, Australia) 

Item 1: Approval of minutes of last meeting
- 3 March 2004
- Actions arising

Item 2: Update on WHOIS task forces  (30 mins)
Receive an update from the WHOIS task force chairs
- status of constituency statements
- next steps
- possible recommendations

Item 3:Update on PDP for approval process for gtld registry changes  (15
Receive an update from the GNSO Committee chair (Bruce Tonkin)

Item 4: Re-assignment of .net   (30 minutes)
- recommend establish a subcommittee of the Council
- establish list of issues to consider and terms of reference (via ICANN
staff manager)
- review Namescouncil recommendations with respect to .org
- collect constituency statements

Item 5: new gtlds   (30 minutes)
- establish list of issues to consider and terms of reference (via ICANN
staff manager)
- collect constituency statements
- consider establishing a task force

>From the MOU with the US Dept of Commerce:

"Continue the process of implementing new top level domains (TLDs),
which process shall include consideration and evaluation of:

a. The potential impact of new TLDs on the Internet root server system
and Internet stability;

b. The creation and implementation of selection criteria for new and
existing TLD registries, including public explanation of the process,
selection criteria, and the rationale for selection decisions;

c. Potential consumer benefits/costs associated with establishing a
competitive environment for TLD registries; and, 

d. Recommendations from expert advisory panels, bodies, agencies, or
organizations regarding economic, competition, trademark, and
intellectual property issues.

Define and implement a predictable strategy for selecting new TLDs using
straightforward, transparent, and objective procedures that preserve the
stability of the Internet (strategy development to be completed by
September 30, 2004 and implementation to commence by December 31,

Item 5: Any other business

Bruce Tonkin

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