[council] GNSO Council resolutions and consensus items 3 September 2009

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Fri Sep 4 18:17:50 UTC 2009

Dear Councillors,

Ahead of the official minutes the following resolutions were passed and consensus was reached on the items below at the GNSO Council meeting on Thursday, 3 September 2009.

MP3 Recording of the GNSO Council meeting:

Motion 1
Motion on joint ALAC/GNSO Drafting team
Proposed by Avri Doria
Second: Mike Rodenbaugh


On March 4 2009 (Resolution 20090304-2)the GNSO council committed to "drafting a registrant rights charter" in cooperation the ALAC and

As part of the same resolution (20090304-2) the GNSO council committed to creating a "drafting Team to discuss further amendments to the RAA and to identify those on which further action may be desirable"


The GNSO accepts the charter defined in
with the deliverables and milestones as set out in that charter and invites the ALAC to participate as a partner in this effort.

The drafting team, at its next meeting, will pick a pair of coordinators, one each from the At-Large Community and the GNSO.

With charter amended as: Replace under Charter (B) item 3 - replace 'amendments'  with 'topics'
to read "Propose next steps for considering such topics"

The motion passed by voice vote.

Councillors present at the time of the vote.
Philip Sheppard, Mike Rodenbaugh, Kristina Rosette, Tony Holmes, Maggie Mansourkia, William Drake, Adrian Kinderis, Tim Ruiz, Stéphane van Gelder, Jordi Iparraguirre, Edmon Chung, Chuck Gomes, Olga Cavalli.

One Abstention - Avri Doria, Nominating Committee Appointee (NCA)
Avri Doria stated the following reasons for abstaining

Due to Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG) concerns about  the ethics of my decision to join the NCUC and about the propriety of my continuing to vote as an NCA, I abstain from all votes in the council until such time as the Board Structural Improvements Committee decides on the disposition of the CSG letter of concern.

Motion 2
Fast Flux Hosting motion.
Absentee voting on the Fast Flux Hosting motion closes on Saturday, 5 September 2009 at 23:15 UTC. The motion and complete results will then be published on the Council list. 

Other Decisions:

1)  Council confirmed Michele Neylon's appointment as the Chair of the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policies Part B Working Group (IRTP Part B WG)

2)  Council confirmed the following GNSO co-chair and volunteers for the Joint ccNSO-GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG) 

Edmon Chung - gTLD Registries (co-chair)
Terry Davis - Nominating Committee Appointee
Stéphane van Gelder - Registrar

Avri Doria - GNSO Council chair (Observer ex-officio)
Chuck Gomes - GNSO Council vice-chair (Observer ex-officio)

3)  The Motion requesting an Issues Report on Vertical Integration and Registry/Registrar cross-ownership submitted by Mary Wong was tabled until the next meeting. 

4)  The travel funding motion was withdrawn; any GNSO participants not covered by the travel policy should work through their constituency or stakeholder group to request funding as directed by Kevin Wilson.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Kind regards,


Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org

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