[council] Proposed agenda for the GNSO wrap up session

Marika Konings marika.konings at icann.org
Thu Oct 22 10:56:55 UTC 2015

Dear All,

Please find below the proposed agenda for the GNSO wrap up session which takes place in Wicklow H2 from 12.30 - 13.30 today.

Best regards,


Items for discussion during the wrap up session

I.         Chair Election

a.     Deadline for nominations is 5 November (per GNSO Operating Procedures)

b.     Each house will be allowed to nominate one candidate for GNSO Council Chair

c.     A candidate for GNSO Council Chair does not need to be a member of a house, but must be a member of the GNSO Council

d.     An election for the new nominees will be rescheduled for no sooner than 30 days after the unsuccessful runoff ballot i.e. no sooner than Friday 20 November

e.     Next Council meeting is scheduled for 19 November at 15.00 UTC

f.      In the event that the GNSO Council has not elected a GNSO Council Chair by the end of the previous Chair's term, the Vice-Chairs will serve as Interim GNSO Co-Chairs until a successful election can be held.

To decide:

1.     Council to decide on deadline for candidate statements

2.     Council to decide on time & date for Q & A Session

3.     Council to decide on date for runoff ballet

4.     Council to decide how runoff ballet is conducted e.g. ballots distributed by the secretariat, 'live' voting on a call?

II.         Volunteers for / Confirm new liaisons

·       Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation (current GNSO Council liaison: Avri Doria)

·       GAC-GNSO Consultation Group Membership (current GNSO Council Members: Jonathan Robinson, Co-Chair, David Cake, Amr Elsadr, Brian Winterfeldt, Avri Doria, Carlos Gutierrez, Mason Cole)

·       GNSO Council liaison to the ccNSO (current liaison: Thomas Rickert)

·       CWG-Stewardship (current liaison: Jonathan Robinson)

III.         Volunteer to draft response to GAC Communiqué

·       See also Board correspondence

IV.         Confirm who will work with staff on the schedule for the Marrakech meeting

·       Traditionally this has been one of the vice-chairs

·       Liaise with SG/C chairs on planning for next meeting

V.         Council to consider whether further policy action should be taken in relation to IDN Variants at the second level as variant tables at the second level are not binding - may require review of IDN Implementation Guidelines

·       Item from weekend session - is potentially being addressed by the WG on IDN Implementation Guidelines which has 6 GNSO representatives

VI.         IGO-INGO IRT - volunteers needed

VII.         GNSO Council Development Session

·       Dinner at 20.00 for outgoing and incoming Councilors at the Woollen Mills http://thewoollenmills.com/

·       Development session starts Friday morning at 9.30 (Liffey MR2)
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