[council] Proposed GNSO Council agenda 17 April 2008

GNSO.SECRETARIAT@GNSO.ICANN.ORG gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
Fri Apr 11 06:10:28 UTC 2008

Dear All,

Attached please find the proposed draft Council agenda for Thursday 17 
April at 12:00 midday  UTC.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Kind regards,

Proposed GNSO Council Agenda 17 April 2008

This agenda was established according to the Rules of Procedure for the 
GNSO Council

Coordinated Universal Time12:00 UTC - see below for local times
(05:00 Los Angeles, 08:00 Washington DC, 13:00 London, 14:00 Brussels, 
22:00 Melbourne)

Avri Doria will be chairing the GNSO Council meeting
Scheduled time for meeting 120 mins.
Dial-in numbers sent individually to Council members.

Item 0: Roll call of Council members
Item 1: Update any statements of interest
Item 2: Review/amend agenda

Item 3: Approve GNSO Council minutes of March 6, 2008 (5 mins)

Item 4: Update from Denise Michel on Board activities (10 mins)

Item 5: Update from Edmon Chung on IDNC (10 mins)

Item 6: GNSO Improvements - update (10 mins)

Item 7: New gTLD - follow up (10 mins)
Item 8: Discussion on how to complete deliberations on IRTP PDP – Denial 
Definitions (15 mins)
Item 9: Proposed IRTP PDP recommendations (15 mins)

Item 10: Domain Tasting PDP discussion/vote (15 mins)

Item 11: Fast Flux Issues Report discussion (15 mins)
Motion proposed by Mike Rodenbaugh
Whereas, "fast flux" DNS changes are increasingly being used to commit 
crime and frustrate law enforcement efforts to combat crime, with criminals
rapidly modifying IP addresses and/or nameservers in effort to evade 
detection and shutdown of their criminal website;

Whereas, the Security and Stability Advisory Committee has reported on 
this trend in its Advisory SAC 025, dated January 2008:

Whereas, the SSAC Advisory describes the technical aspects of fast flux 
hosting, explains how DNS is being exploited to abet criminal activities,
discusses current and possible methods of mitigating this activity, and 
recommends that appropriate bodies consider policies that would make
practical mitigation methods universally available to all registrants, 
ISPs, registrars and registries,

Whereas, the GNSO resolved on March 6, 2008 to request an Issues Report 
from ICANN Staff, to consider the SAC Advisory and outline potential 
next steps for GNSO policy development designed to mitigate the current 
ability for criminals to exploit the NS via "fast flux" IP and/or 
nameserver changes;
Whereas, the ICANN Staff has prepared an Issues Report dated March 25, 2008,
recommending that the GNSO sponsor additional fact-finding and research 
to develop best practices guidelines concerning fast flux `hosting, and 
to provide data to assist policy development and illuminate potential 
policy options.;
Whereas, ICANN should consider whether and how it might encourage 
registry operators and registrars to take steps that would help to 
reduce the damage done by cybercriminals, by curtailing the 
effectiveness of these fast flux hosting exploits.


To initiate a Policy Development Process in accord with the ICANN 
Bylaws, by forming a Task Force of interested stakeholders and Constituency
representatives, to collaborate broadly with knowledgeable individuals 
and organizations, in order to develop potential policy options to 
curtail the
criminal use of fast flux hosting.
The Task Force initially shall consider the following questions:
..Who benefits from fast flux, and who is harmed?
..Who would benefit from cessation of the practice and who would be harmed?
..How are registry operators involved in fast flux hosting activities?
..How are registrars involved in fast flux hosting activities?
..How are registrants affected by fast flux hosting?
..How are Internet users affected by fast flux hosting?
..What measures could be implemented by registries and registrars to 
mitigate the negative effects of fast flux?
..What would be the impact (positive or negative) of establishing 
limitations, guidelines, or restrictions on registrants, registrars 
and/or registries with respect to practices that enable or facilitate 
fast flux hosting?
The Task Force shall report back to Council within 90 days, with a 
report discussing these questions and the range of possible answers 
developed by the Task Force members. The Task Force report also shall 
outline potential next steps for Council deliberation.
Item 12: Single character 2 letter domain names (10 mins)
Item 13: ALAC Letter to Board on "front-running" and Board referral to 
GNSO council (10 mins)

- ALAC letter: 
<http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/council/msg04857.html >
- Board Prelim Minutes
Discussion under 11 Other business: 
<http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-27mar08.htm > Board's 
Disposition: "The Chair determined that emergency action is not required 
today but the matter will be referred to the GNSO for additional 
information or policy development if necessary, but not an emergency 

13.1 D o we need an issues report?
13.2 Discussion of SSAC note from Steve Crocker
Item 14: Action Items (5 mins)
Item 15: AOB (5 mins)

(05:00 Los Angeles, 08:00 Washington DC, 13:00 London, 14:00 Brussels, 
22:00 Melbourne)

Local time between March and October, Summer in the NORTHERN hemisphere

Reference (Coordinated Universal Time) UTC 12:00
California, USA (PST) UTC-8-0DST 05:00
New York/Washington DC, USA (EST) UTC-5+0DST 05:00
Buenos Aires, Argentina UTC-3+0DST 09:00
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UTC-3+0DST 09:00
London, United Kingdom (BST) UTC+1DST 13:00
Brussels, Belgium (CEST) UTC+1+1DST 14:00
Karlsruhe, Germany (CEST) UTC+1+1DST 14:00
Barcelona, Spain (CEST) UTC+1+1DST 14:00
Oslo, Norway (CEST) UTC+1+1DST 14:00
Amman, Jordan UTC+2+1DST 15:00
Phnom Penh, Cambodia UTC+7+0DST 19:00
Hong Kong, China UTC+8+0DST 20:00
Singapore, Singapore UTC+8+0DST 20:00
Melbourne, Australia (EST) UTC+10+1DST 22:00

The DST starts/ends on last Sunday of March 2008, 2:00 or 3:00 local 
time (with exceptions)
For other places see http://www.timeanddate.com
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN
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