[council] Updated Draft Agenda for GNSO Council teleconference on Thursday 18 August 2005

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Fri Aug 12 01:52:04 UTC 2005

Hello All,

I just realised that I didn't include a follow up on the current WHOIS
recommendation in the agenda.  This is now item 3, and I have
re-numbered the other items.

Bruce Tonkin

Draft Agenda for Council meeting Thursday 18 August 2005

Coordinated Universal Time UTC 12:00

(5:00 Los Angeles, 8:00 Washington DC, 14:00 Brussels, 22:00 Melbourne)

Item 1: Approval of minutes
- meeting in Luxembourg - 12 July 2005
- teleconference - 28 July 2005

Item 2: Staff action items
- list of current GNSO work items
- legal text for WHOIS recommendation
- updated paper on past decisions relating to new gtlds
- timeline for developing GNSO review terms of reference

Item 3: Consideration of revised consensus recommendation with respect
to improving notification and consent for the use of contact data in the
Whois system
(current version posted to Council on 27 July 2005)

Proposed recommendation:

"1) Registrars must provide notice in the registration agreement with
the Registered Name Holder that is easy to find, clear, and conspicuous
within the registration agreement stating:

(a) The purposes of the WHOIS service, which consists of the provision
of an interactive web page and a port 43 Whois service providing free
public query-based access to up-to-date (i.e., updated at least daily)
data concerning all active Registered Names sponsored by the Registrar.
In addition the WHOIS service includes the provision of third-party bulk
access to the data.

(b) The purposes of the Registered Name Holder, technical, and
administrative contacts

(c) Which of the contact data in (b) will be made public via the WHOIS
service in (a).

(2) ICANN must provide on its website information on industry best
practice to meet the obligation in (1) above."

Item 4: IDNs
- Cary Karp to provide update on discussions at the IETF

Proposed motion:
The GNSO requests the ICANN staff to establish a working group to revise
the IDN Guidelines (version 1.0, 20 June 2003)
http://www.icann.org/general/idn-guidelines-20jun03.htm .  The working
group should comprise representatives from gtld registries, cctld
registries, application developers (e.g WWW browsers, email clients),
and other interested members of the ICANN community.

Item 5: Support for new gtlds in Internet applications

Proposed motion:
The GNSO requests that the ICANN staff create an information area on the
ICANN website for developers of software applications that directly use
domain names and IP addresses (e.g DNS resolvers etc).   This area would
contain contributions from the ICANN community on how best to support
new TLDs, and IDNs in applications.    Press releases for new TLDs
should contain a direct link to this information area.

Item 6: Review compliance of registrars with current WHOIS accuracy

Proposed Motion: 
The GNSO agrees to create a working group, with a representative group
of volunteers from the GNSO, to work with the ICANN staff to review the
effectiveness and compliance of the current contractual requirements
with respect to WHOIS accuracy.  The group will take as input (1) the
WDPRS report released on March 31st 2004, (2) the WDRP report released
on November 20th 2004, and (3) the impact of ICANN's compliance plan.
The working group will be chaired by Niklas Lagergren.

Item 7: Next steps on new gtlds
- review of updated paper from Olof Nordling
- recommend next steps

Item 8:  Discussion of proposed changes to ICANN bylaws to improve
transparency with respect to contract approvals
- see
- presentation from chair of registrars constituency and chair of
registrar constituency subcommittee reviewing bylaws

Item 9: Fortnightly planning meetings
- see message from Marilyn Cade

Item 10: Issues report on single letter second level and top level gtld
domain names
- http://www.gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/council/msg01220.html

Item 11: Proposed joint Council/Board meeting in Vancouver
- http://www.gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/council/msg01223.html

- see also item 8 above

Item 12: Any other business

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