[council] Links for Council meeting 20 December 2007 at 15:00 UTC

GNSO.SECRETARIAT@GNSO.ICANN.ORG gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
Wed Dec 19 15:34:59 UTC 2007

Dear Councillors,

Please find the links to the documents for the GNSO Council meeting on 
20 December at 15:00 UTC.

The proposed motions have been added below, but may be edited on the 
Google document found at:

Item 2: GNSO Council minutes 20 November 2007

Item 3: Review/publish form for Whois study suggestions
WHOIS study template for GNSO consideration

Item 4: Draft IGO Domain Name DRP Discussion
Draft IGO Domain Name DRP

Proposed Motion 1 on IGO-DRP:


- The Issues report for IGO 
  has been released and discussed

- and in response to a council resolution the staff has produced a 
proposal for an IGO dispute resolution procedure

- and subsequent  to GNSO resolution 20071120-1 to postpone the vote on 
commencing a PDP until 20 December 2007, the IPC prepared a proposal for 
a revised IGO DRP

Resolves The GNSO will initiate a PDP to discuss the creation on a PDP 
on IGO dispute Resolution Procedures

-- Motion 2 on IGO-DRP  contingent on the success of Motion 1 on IGO-DRP

Whereas the Council has decided to initiate a PDP on IGO-Dispute 
Resolution mechanism, a Task Force will be created according to the 
By-laws, section 5 of Annex A of the GNSO Policy Development Process. 
As initial material for the PDP, the following will be used:
   - the Issues report prepared by the staff
     - the DRP proposal prepared by the staff
   - the revised DRP proposal prepared by the IPC

-- Motion 3 on IGO-DRP contingent on the success of Motion 1 on IGO-DRP

Whereas the Council has decided to initiate a PDP on IGO-Dispute 
Resolution mechanism, and whereas the holiday season is rapidly 
approaching, the schedule will be shifted out 2 weeks indicating that 
the requisite deadline for appointment of constituency representatives 
will be delayed until Jan 12 2008.

Item 6
-- Proposed motion 4 for a GNSO moderated IDN discussion email list

Whereas there have been requests for a list where a public discussion of 
IDN issues facing the GNSO can be discussed by stakeholders and 
constituency members,

Resolved that a trial of an IDN discussion list will be created on the 
following basis:

- The purpose of the list is to allow public discussion of issues 
regarding the creation of IDN TLDs in ICANN namespace

- The Chair of the GNSO council and other volunteers will be responsible 
for monitoring the list and for administering any rules as required.

- Membership requests for the list will be reviewed by the list 
moderators on the following basis
   - Membership in the list will be open to any ICANN participant who 
has not been removed from any other ICANN list in the last 6 months.
   - All potential participants will be required to submit a statement 
of interest regarding their participation in the list prior to their 
subscription to the list.  All such statements will be sent to the list 
by the moderators upon enrollment.

-The List Moderators will be responsible for administering the following 
   - Participants on the list must restrict themselves to on topic 
   - Participants must not engage in personal attacks on others
   - Participants must follow generally established rules of netiquette. 
and the references in that article will be used by the list monitors as 
a reference if required.
   - The moderators will give a transgressor one private and then one 
public warning of any breach of netiquette, after which time a further 
breach will enable expulsion from the list.  Any such warning or 
expulsion by the moderators must be explicit in terms of what rules of 
email list behavior have been breached.
   - A participant who is expelled from the list may apply for 
reinstatement after 6 months.
     It will be up to the moderators whether the applicant will be 

- While GNSO council members are encouraged to participate in the 
conversations on the IDN discussion list, there will be no obligation
for any council member or the council itself to take specific action on 
any recommendation made on that list.  Any question directed at the 
council will be handled by the list moderators, with council 
consultation when necessary.

- The charter for the IDN discussion list will be reviewed 6 months 
after creation of the list

Item 7: Travel funding for Council members
Response on India Travel Support from Doug Brent, ICANN COO

Item 8: Action Items

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Kind regards,

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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