[council] GNSO Council 31 October 2013 - Resolutions adopted

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Mon Nov 4 17:06:59 UTC 2013

Dear Councillors,

Ahead of the official minutes, the following resolutions were adopted at the GNSO Council meeting on 31 October 2013.

1.     Thick Whois Policy Development Process Final Report and Recommendations<http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/whois/thick-final-21oct13-en.pdf>


1. On 14 March 2012, the GNSO Council launched a Policy Development Process (PDP) on Thick Whois to make recommendations to the GNSO Council regarding the use of thick Whois by all gTLD registries, both existing and future.

2. This PDP has followed the prescribed PDP steps as stated in the Bylaws, resulting in a Final Report delivered on 21 October 2013;

3. The Thick Whois PDP WG has reached full consensus on the recommendations contained in the report in relation to Thick Whois;

4. The GNSO Council has reviewed and discussed these recommendations.

Now therefore be it resolved,

1. The GNSO Council recommends to the ICANN Board of Directors the adoption of Thick Whois recommendations as detailed in section 7.1 of the Final Report

2. The GNSO Council shall convene a Thick Whois Implementation Review Team to assist ICANN Staff in developing the implementation details for the new policy should it be approved by the ICANN Board. The Implementation Review Team will be tasked with evaluating the proposed implementation of the policy recommendations as approved by the Board and is expected to work with ICANN Staff to ensure that the resultant implementation fulfills the intentions of the approved policy recommendations. If the Implementation Review Team identifies any potential modifications to the policy recommendations or need for new policy recommendations, the Implementation Review Team shall refer these to the GNSO Council for its consideration and follow-up, as appropriate. Following adoption by the ICANN Board of the recommendations, the GNSO Secretariat is authorized to issue a call for volunteers for a Thick Whois Implementation Review Team to the members of the Thick Whois Working Group.

        2. Revised Charter for the Standing Committee on GNSO Improvements Implementation


1. On 28 April 2011 the GNSO Council approved the charter for the Standing Committee on GNSO Improvements Implementation (SCI);

2. In 2013 the SCI determined that the Charter as originally approved no longer reflected the current role of the SCI as a standing committee, and furthermore did not contain procedures for selecting the Chair and Vice-Chair of the SCI;

3. The SCI requested guidance from the GNSO Council as to how to proceed with revisions to the Charter that would address its concerns;

4. At its meeting on 05 September 2013 the GNSO Council endorsed the SCI as a standing committee and further requested that the SCI proceed to revise the Charter as it may deem necessary, with the exception of the section on Decision Making;

5. The SCI has since revised the Charter to reflect its role as a standing committee and to include procedures to select the Chair and Vice Chair; and

The GNSO Council has reviewed the revised Charter submitted by the SCI.


1. The GNSO Council thanks the SCI for its work to date; and

2. The GSNO Council approves the revised SCI Charter at [INSERT LINK] which will replace the previous charter effective immediately upon adoption of this motion
3. The GNSO Council appoints [confirm name] as the GNSO Council Liaison to the Standing Committee on GNSO Improvements Implementation.

       3. Charter for a Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group for the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues PDP


1. When initiating negotiations for the RAA in October 2011 the ICANN Board requested an Issue Report to undertake a GNSO policy development process (PDP) to address remaining items suited for a PDP;

2. In June 2013 the ICANN Board of Directors approved the new 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA);

3. In September 2013 ICANN staff published a paper confirming the Board's approval of the RAA and identifying the remaining high and medium priority issues for the GNSO PDP in light of the RAA negotiations and prior GNSO and other related community efforts as those issues concerning the accreditation of privacy and proxy services;

4. The GNSO Council has reviewed the issues raised in the ICANN staff paper as well as a draft Working Group Charter incorporating those issues and others identified by the GNSO community as suitable for further consideration by the PDP Working Group http://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/raa-pp-charter-22oct13-en.pdf


1. The GNSO Council approves the Charter and appoints Maria Farrell as the GNSO Council liaison to the RAA Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues PDP Working Group (WG);

2. The GNSO Council directs ICANN staff to issue a call for volunteers for the PDP WG no later than seven days after the approval of this motion; and

3.Until such time as the WG selects a chair for the WG and that chair is confirmed by the GNSO Council, the GNSO Council liaison to the WG shall serve as the interim chair.

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<mailto:gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org>

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