[council] GNSO Council agenda 9 June 2011 at 20:00 UTC

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Jun 9 14:46:53 UTC 2011

I will be at the meeting, but will have to leave after about 1 hour.  Alan

At 01/06/2011 06:20 PM, Glen de Saint Géry wrote:
>Dear Councillors,
>Please find the Agenda for the GNSO Council 
>meeting on Thursday, 9 June  2011 at 20:00 UTC.
>The motions are posted on 
>Please note that the latest updates are always found on the Wiki Agenda.
>Please let me know if you have any questions.
>Thank you.
>Kind regards,
>Agenda for GNSO Council Meeting 9 June 2011.
>This agenda was established according to the 
>GNSO Council Operating Procedures approved 7 April 2011 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 20:00 UTC
>Coordinated Universal Time:20:00 UTC - see below for local times
>(13:00 Los Angeles, 16:00 Washington DC, 21:00 London, 22:00 Brussels,
>Friday 20 May
>05:00 Tokyo; 06:00 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
>Item 1: Administrative matters (10 minutes)
>1.1 Roll Call
>1.2 Updated statement of interest
>1.3 Review/amend agenda
>1.4. Note the status of minutes for the previous 
>Council meeting per the GNSO Operating Procedures:
>19 May 2011 Council minutes – will be approveed on 6 June 2011.
>Item 2: Pending Projects – CCartagena Board 
>Resolution on Consumer Choice, Competition and Innovation (10 minutes)
>Standard agenda item to update the Council on the GNSO's Pending Projects.
>Refer to Pending Projects list
>Refer to Board resolution:
>Rosemary Sinclair has volunteered to lead.
>2.1 Update from Rosemary Sinclair.
>2. 2 Discussion
>2. 3 Next steps?
>2.4 Changes to Pending Projects List since last 
>Council meeting (Stéphane Van Gelder)
>    * GNSO activities: 8 (9 – PPSC WG WT removed).
>    * Other activities: 9 (10 – Work Prioritization removed).<
>    * Joint SO/AC WGs: 7 (8 – Reec6 removed).
>    * Outstanding recommendations: 1 (1).
>Item 3: Whois Registrant Identification Study (15 minutes)
>In 2009, the Council asked for research on the 
>possibility of carrying out a set of selected studies on Whois.
>One of the studies suggested by ICANN Staff is 
>"registrant identification" study.
>Refer to motion 1.
>3.1 Reading of the motion (Jonathan Robinson)
>3.2 Discussion
>3.3 Vote
>Item 4: Joint SO/AC WG on New gTLD Applicant Support (JAS) (20 minutes)
>Second "milestone motion" was sent to the 
>Council by the JAS group on May 8. Refer to 
>motion made following receipt of that report <insert link>.
>The motion was deferred at the request of the 
>Registry StakeholderGroup at the May 19, 2011 GNSO Council meeting.
>Refer to motion 2.
>4.1 Reading of the motion (Rafik Dammak)
>4.2 Discussion
>4.3 Vote
>Item 5: Community Working Groups (15 minutes)
>Refer to May 19 meeting action items:
>In response to the action item on Community 
>Working Groups on the GNSO Council agenda 
>a group of people volunteered to work on this 
>topic. Jonathan Robinson agreed to take the lead 
>in stimulating discussions in view of presenting 
>a report from the drafting team at the Singapore meetings.
>5.1 Update from Drafting Team (Jonathan Robinson).
>5.2 Discussion
>5.3 Next steps
>Item 6: GNSO improvements, PPSC Policy 
>Development Process Work Team (15 minutes)
>As part of the Policy Process Steering 
>Committee's work, the PDP-WT seeks to improve 
>the GNSO's process for policy development.
>The WT is presenting its final report for Council consideration.
>Final Report of the Policy Development Process Work Team
>Refer to motion 3.
>6.1 Reading of the motion (Jeff Neuman)
>6.2 Discussion
>6.3 Vote
>Item 7: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Working Group (10 minutes)
>The WG published its final report for public 
>comment in February 2011 and the public comment period closed on March 31.
>After having considered the comments received 
>and modified its report accordingly, the WG is 
>now presenting its final report for Council consideration
>Final Report on the Inter-Registrar Transfer 
>Policy - Part B Policy Development Process
>7.1 Update from Staff (Marika Konings)
>7.2 Refer to motion 4.
>Reading of motion: Tim Ruiz
>7.2 Discussion
>7.3 Vote
>7.4 Next steps
>Item 8: Singapore meeting preparation (10 minutes)
>This discussion item aims to help Mary Wong and 
>Glen de St Gery finalise the GNSO's agenda for 
>the Singapore meeting, and allow any Councillors 
>to raise issues or ask questions on this 
>proposed agenda <insert link to proposed agenda>.
>8.1 Update from Mary Wong.
>8.2 Discussion
>• suggested topics ffor GNSO meeting with the Board
>• Suggested topics foor GNSO meeting with the ccNSO
>• Suggested topics forr GNSO meeting with the GAC
>8.3 Next steps
>Item 9. Any Other Business (5 minutes)
>9.1 Key votes or discussion topics where briefing papers would be desired.
>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 
>Operating Procedures 4.4)
>4.4.1 Applicability
>Absentee voting is permitted for the following 
>limited number of Council motions or measures.
>a. Initiate a Policy Development Process (PDP);
>b. Approve a PDP recommendation;
>c. Recommend amendments to the GNSO Operating 
>Procedures (GOP) or ICANN Bylaws;
>d. Fill a Council position open for election.
>4.4.2 Absentee ballots, when permitted, must be 
>submitted within the announced time limit, which 
>shall be 72 hours from the meeting‟s 
>adjournment. 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 calendar days, provided 
>such amendment is verbally confirmed by all Vice-Chairs present.
>4.4.3 The GNSO Secretariat will administer, 
>record, and tabulate absentee votes according to 
>these procedures and will provide reasonable 
>means for transmitting and authenticating 
>absentee ballots, which could include voting by 
>telephone, e- mail, web-based interface, or 
>other technologies as may become available.
>4.4.4 Absentee balloting does not affect quorum 
>requirements. (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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