[council] Draft minutes of the GNSO Council meeting in Marrakech, 28 June 2006
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
Mon Jul 17 13:25:13 UTC 2006
Dear Council Members,
Please find the draft minutes of the GNSO Council meeting in Marrakech,
held on 28 June 2006.
Please let me know what changes you would like made.
Thank you very much.
28 June 2006
Proposed agenda and meeting documents
List of attendees:
Philip Sheppard/ Charles Sha'ban - Commercial & Business Users C.
Marilyn Cade - Commercial & Business Users C.
Alistair Dixon - Commercial & Business Users C - remote participation
Greg Ruth - ISCPC
Antonio Harris - ISCPC
Tony Holmes - ISCPC
Thomas Keller- Registrars
Ross Rader - Registrars - remote participation
Bruce Tonkin - Registrars
Ken Stubbs - gTLD registries
June Seo - gTLD registries
Cary Karp - gTLD registries
Lucy Nichols - Intellectual Property Interests C
Ute Decker - Intellectual Property Interests C - absent - apologies
Kiyoshi Tsuru - Intellectual Property Interests C.- remote participation
Robin Gross - NCUC. - remote participation
Norbert Klein - NCUC. - absent - apologies
Mawaki Chango - NCUC
Sophia Bekele - Nominating Committee appointee
Maureen Cubberley - Nominating Committee appointee - absent - apologies
Avri Doria - Nominating Committee appointee
18 Council Members
Dan Halloran - Deputy General Council
Denise Michel - Vice President, Policy Development
Olof Nordling - Manager, Policy Development Coordination
Liz Williams - Senior Policy Counselor
Maria Farrell - Policy Officer
Glen de Saint Géry - GNSO Secretariat
GNSO Council Liaisons
Suzanne Sene - GAC Liaison - absent - apologies
Wendy Seltzer - ALAC Liaison -
Quorum present at 10:20 UTC.
Real time captioning
Bruce Tonkin chaired this meeting
Approval of agenda
Marilyn Cade requested a resolution, related to the recognition of a
loss in the community, under Any Other Business
Item 1: Update any statements of interest
No updates noted
Item 2: Ratify results of Election for ICANN Board seat #14
Bruce Tonkin stated that the ICANN bylaws required the Council to ratify
that the vote was conducted in accordance with the procedures of the
GNSO Council and that each Council member should have checked the vote
to confirm that their vote was correctly recorded and that the vote was
Bruce Tonkin, seconded by Ken Stubbs, proposed a motion:
The GNSO Council ratifies the election results for ICANN board seat
number 14, and the results of that election were, Rita Rodin, 15 votes,
and Philip Sheppard, 11 votes.
The motion carried with 24 votes, 3 votes absent.
Charles Sha'ban, Marilyn Cade, Alistair Dixon, Lucy Nichols, Kiyoshi
Tsuru, Tony Holmes, Tony Harris, Greg Ruth, Bruce Tonkin*, Tom Keller*,
Ross Rader,* Cary Karp*, June Seo*, Ken Stubbs*, (*double vote), Sophia
Bekele, Avri Doria, Mawaki Chango, Robin Gross
Absent: Maureen Cubberley, Ute Decker, Norbert Klein (in transit at the
Decision1: The GNSO Council ratifies the election results for ICANN
board seat number 14, and the results of that election were, Rita Rodin,
15 votes, and Philip Sheppard, 11 votes.
Bruce Tonkin congratulated Rita Rodin on her election to the board.
At that point Philip Sheppard, the runner up was invited to join the
council and received a round of applause.
Item 3: Initial report on new gTLD policy
- identify next steps and update timeline
Bruce Tonkin referred to his presentation in the GNSO public forum on 27
June 2006 which covered the Status Report on new gTLD policy work and
the proposed timelines:
- Initial Report - update by July.
- followed by a public comment period
- a physical meeting is planned between the Marrakech and Sao Paulo
meetings to finalize the report
- Final Report presented to the community in October
- target - present the Final Report to the ICANN Board at the Sao Paulo
Government Advisory Committee (GAC) advice has been sought at an early
stage on whether there are any particular types of strings, such as
country name strings, that they would advise not to be used for the
purposes of a new gTLD.
Item 4: Update on WHOIS policy work
- identify next steps and update timeline
An extensive amount of input was received from organizations, individual
governments and from government agencies expressing concern that
according to the WHOIS formulation voted on by Council,
organizations would only be able to use the information in WHOIS for
purely technical purposes.
Further it appeared that members of council had different
interpretations of the formulation amongst those that both supported and
rejected it on the basis of a particular interpretation.
Bruce Tonkin read a work in progress statement from a group of
registrars who manage a substantial majority of WHOIS records for gTLDs.
The option before Council was to consider expanding on the formulation
by making either statements of clarity or statements of principle that
underlie the formulation.
Bruce Tonkin proposed drafting a resolution which would capture the
discussion and suggestions made by the Council members.
Bruce clarified that the purpose of the resolution, was to authorise a
work plan. It did not change the definition of purpose, but allowed for
broader dialogue with the community, in particular, the government
public policy community.
Bruce further clarified that a straw pole was important as the Council
support was needed for the statement to be presented in the ICANN Public
Forum on Thursday 29 June 2006..
Bruce Tonkin, seconded by Marilyn Cade proposed as a draft resolution
In response to the extensive community and Government input on the
definition of the purpose of WHOIS, the GNSO Council agrees to undertake
the following steps:
One: Each Council member that voted in favour of the definition will
provide a brief explanation of the reason for supporting the resolution
and their understanding of its meaning.
Two: the ICANN staff will provide a summary of the other interpretations
of the definition that have been expressed by the community and Governments.
Three: the Council will undertake a dialogue with the GAC and SSAC on
developing a broadly understandable definition of the purposes for which
the current data required in the the RAA (Registrar Accreditation
Agreement) is collected.
Four: The GNSO Council requests that the WHOIS task force continue with
their work as specified in the terms of reference taking into account
the recent input that has been provided.
Five: The GNSO Council will take the final report from the WHOIS task
force that addresses all terms of reference, and the definition of
purpose of collecting data derived from the dialogue with the GAC and
SSAC, and consider improving the wording of the WHOIS service definition
so that it is broadly understandable.
The GNSO Council notes that the current definition is related to the
service that provides public access to some or all of the data
collected, and is not a definition of the purpose of the data itself.
Tony Holmes added a friendly amendment to point four:
"and any further clarification as it becomes available from council."
The straw poll count was 12.
Item 5: Any Other Business:
Marilyn Cade, seconded by Avri Doria proposed the following motion:
A beloved member of the Internet and ICANN family, Liz Dengate Thrush, was
killed last week in a tragic car accident that also took the life of three
other members of her family.
Liz was a well known leader and contributor to the Internet, and many of
the ICANN community knew Liz personally through her participation in
ICANN's meetings, and her leadership in InternetNZ and in New Zealand.
Liz was the wife of Peter Dengate Thrush, a long standing contributor
and leader in the global Internet community, and in the New Zealand
Internet community, and an ICANN board member.
The GNSO Council, on behalf of the GNSO, sends heartfelt condolences to
Peter Dengate Thrush, to Liz's and Peter's children, Clare, Phoebe, and
Henry, to the families of Liz and Peter in their tragic loss and to
Liz's many loving friends, for the tragic loss of Liz and other members
of their family.
The motion was unanimously accepted.
Bruce Tonkin formally closed the meeting and thanked everybody for
The meeting ended: 12:30 local time
Next GNSO Council teleconference 20 July 2006 at 12:00UTC
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN
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