[council] RE: Agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 18 November 2010 at 11:00 UTC

Caroline Greer cgreer at mtld.mobi
Mon Nov 15 17:33:58 UTC 2010

We had two quality candidates and as a group, we felt unable to choose between them Kristina. 


It is our understanding that nothing prevents us from forwarding two names.


Kind regards




From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Rosette, Kristina
Sent: 15 November 2010 17:20
To: GNSO Council
Subject: [council] RE: Agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 18 November 2010 at 11:00 UTC


Why does the RySG propose sending both SSRT names forward?   



	From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Glen de Saint Géry
	Sent: Monday, November 15, 2010 11:41 AM
	To: GNSO Council
	Subject: [council] Agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 18 November 2010 at 11:00 UTC

	Agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 18 November 2010.
	This agenda was established according to the GNSO Council Operating Procedures approved 5 August 2010 for the GNSO Council.

	For convenience:

	* An excerpt of the ICANN Bylaws defining the voting thresholds is provided in Appendix 1 at the end of this agenda.
	* An excerpt from the Council Operating Procedures defining the absentee voting procedures is provided in Appendix 2 at the end of this agenda. 

	Meeting Time 11:00 UTC
	Coordinated Universal Time:11:00 UTC - see below for local times
	(03:00 Los Angeles, 06:00 Washington DC, 11:00 London, 12:00 Brussels, 22:00 Melbourne )
	Dial-in numbers will be sent individually to Council members. Councilors should notify the GNSO Secretariat in advance if a dial out call is needed.
	GNSO Council meeting audiocast 

	http://stream.icann.org:8000/gnso.m3u <http://stream.icann.org:8000/gnso.m3u> 

	Item 1: Administrative matters (10 minutes)

	1.1 Roll call of Council members and polling for Disclosures of Interest 

	* Per the GNSO Operating Procedures, Section 5.4, we are required to poll Councilors regarding "any direct or indirect interests that may affect a Relevant Party's judgment on an issue that is under review, consideration, or discussion" in this meeting.
	Here is the definition provided in the procedures:

	"Disclosure of Interest: Relevant to a specific issue at a specific time. A written statement made by a Relevant Party of direct and indirect interests that may be commercial (e.g. monetary payment) or non-commercial (e.g. non-tangible benefit such as publicity, political or academic visibility) and may affect, or be perceived to affect, the Relevant Party's judgment on a specific issue."

	The main issues for this meeting are 

	*	GNSO Project Decision Making 
	*	Status of Council Chair Nominations and NCA Assignments 
	*	Disclosure of Interest Procedures motion 
	*	Final Report on Proposals for Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement 
	*	New gTLD Applicant Guidebook 
	*	RySG endorsements for AoC SSR RT replacement 

	1.2 Update any statements of interest

	1.3 Review/amend agenda
	1.4. Note the status of minutes for the previous Council meeting per the GNSO Operating Procedures:
	* 28 October 2010 meeting minutes <http://gnso.icann.org/mailing-lists/archives/council/msg09873.html>  
	- Scheduled for approval on 15 November 2010.
	Item 2: Election of Council Chair & Vice Chairs (20 minutes) 

	Refer to procedures approved on 28 October:

	2.1 Chair Nominees

	*	Non-contracted Party House: Olga Cavalli 
		Candidate Statement <http://gnso.icann.org/elections/cavalli-statement-11nov10-en.htm> 
	*	Contracted Party House: Stéphane van Gelder
		Candidate Statement <http://gnso.icann.org/elections/van-gelder-statement-12nov10-en.htm> 

		*	Questions for Olga? 
		*	Questions for Stéphane? 

	2.2 NCA Assignments? 

	*	Non-contracted Party House: (TBD) 
	*	Contracted Party House: (TBD) 

	2.3 Status of OSC/GCOT review of the election process (Julie Hedlund) 

	Item 3: GNSO Project Prioritisation (10 minutes) 

	3.1 Considering the prioritization discussions we had on 28 October and prior to that, is the following a possible way forward: Rather than spending more time prioritizing GNSO projects, develop criteria for making decisions on a case by case basis? 

	*	Discussion 
	*	Other alternatives? 
	*	Volunteers? 

	3.2 Next steps?

	Item 4: Disclosure of Interest Procedures (10 minutes) 

	4.1 Refer to revised procedures: 

	4.2 Refer to motion: 

	4.3 Discussion 

	4.4 Vote (Note that absentee voting is not allowed for this motion.) 

	Item 5: Final Report on Proposals for Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (20 minutes) 

	5.1 Refer to final report: 
	http://gnso.icann.org/issues/raa/raa-improvements-proposal-final-report-18oct01-en.pdf <http://gnso.icann.org/issues/raa/raa-improvements-proposal-final-report-18oct01-en.pdf> 

	5.2 Overview of report (Margie Milam) 

	5.3 Discussion

	5.4 Next steps? 

	Item 6: Planning for Cartagena Meetings (15 minutes)

	6.1 Changes to schedule (Stéphane Van Gelder, Glen de Saint Géry)
	http://gnso.icann.org/meetings/gnso-draft-agenda-cartagena-26oct10-en.pdf <http://gnso.icann.org/meetings/gnso-draft-agenda-cartagena-26oct10-en.pdf>  

	6.2 Topic(s) for Joint meetings with the GAC & ccNSO 

	*	Refer to discussion paper titled " Proposed discussion of Cross-SO/AC policy development work ": 
	*	Overview of paper (Liz Gasster) 
	*	Status of topic for GAC & ccNSO joint meetings (Chuck Gomes) 
	*	Discussion? 

	6.3 Other agendas 

	Item 7: New gTLD Applicant Guidebook (30 minutes) 
	7.1 Joint Applicant Support WG (Rafik Dammak)

	*	Refer to JAS WG recommendations: 
	*	Brief overview of recommendations (Rafik Dammak) 
	*	Refer to Motion to Extend the WG: 
	*	Discussion
		Vote (Note that absentee voting does not apply)

	7.2 VI PDP WG Interim Report

	*	Refer to Report: 
	*	Brief overview of report ( Margie Milam) 
	*	Refer to motion:
		https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?18_november_motions <https://st.icann.org/gnso-council/index.cgi?18_november_motions>  
	*	Discussion 
	*	Exception to Eight day requirement 
	*	Vote (Note that absentee voting is not allowed for this motion.)

	7.3 Refer to latest version of the guidebook: 


	7.4 Highlights (Kurt Pritz) 

	7.5 Discussion 

	7.6 Action Items? 

	Item 8: Other Business (5 Minutes)
	8.1 AoC SSR RT Resignation by Ken Silva

	*	The RySG endorsed two candidates to replace Ken: 

		*	Rodney Joffe 


		*	Ramses Martinez 

	*	Discussion 
	*	Note that the GNSO procedures do not require approval by the Council. 
	*	Any objections to sending the two candidates names to the Selectors?

	8.2 Personnel announcement 

	Appendix 1: GNSO Council Voting Thresholds (ICANN Bylaws, Article X, Section 3)

	9. Except as otherwise specified in these Bylaws, Annex A hereto, or the GNSO Operating Procedures, the default threshold to pass a GNSO Council motion or other voting action requires a simple majority vote of each House. The voting thresholds described below shall apply to the following GNSO actions:
	1. Create an Issues Report: requires an affirmative vote of more than 25% vote of each House or majority of one House;
	2. Initiate a Policy Development Process ("PDP") Within Scope (as described in Annex A): requires an affirmative vote of more than 33% of each House or more than 66% of one House;
	3. Initiate a PDP Not Within Scope: requires an affirmative vote of more than 75% of one House and a majority of the other House ("GNSO Supermajority");
	4. Approve a PDP Recommendation Without a GNSO Supermajority: requires an affirmative vote of a majority of each House and further requires that one GNSO Council member representative of at least 3 of the 4 Stakeholder Groups supports the Recommendation;
	5. Approve a PDP Recommendation With a GNSO Supermajority: requires an affirmative vote of a GNSO Supermajority; and
	6. Approve a PDP Recommendation Imposing New Obligations on Certain Contracting Parties: where an ICANN contract provision specifies that "a two-thirds vote of the council" demonstrates the presence of a consensus, the GNSO Supermajority vote threshold will have to be met or exceeded with respect to any contracting party affected by such contract provision.

	Appendix 2: Absentee Voting Procedures (Council Operating Procedures 4.4)

	Members that are absent from a meeting at the time of a vote on the following items may vote by absentee ballot:
	1. Initiate a policy development process;
	2. Forward a policy recommendation to the Board;
	3. Recommend amendments to the ICANN Bylaws;
	4. Fill a position open for election.

	The GNSO Secretariat will provide reasonable means for transmitting and authenticating absentee ballots, which could include voting by telephone, e- mail, or web-based interface. Absentee ballots must be submitted within 72 hours following the start of the meeting in which a vote is initiated, except that, in exceptional circumstances announced at the time of the vote, the Chair may reduce this time to 24 hours or extend the time to 7 days. There must be a quorum for the meeting in which the vote is initiated.
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	Glen de Saint Géry

	GNSO Secretariat

	gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org




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