[council] REVISED: 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 16:44:01 UTC 2007

Dear Councillors,

Sorry, this got left off, should be under AOB:
Proposed Election Schedule for GNSO Council elections for ICANN Board 
seat #14

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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