[council] Please review: GNSO Council motions 20 April 2017

Nathalie Peregrine nathalie.peregrine at icann.org
Fri Apr 21 08:19:04 UTC 2017

Dear Councilors,

Ahead of the official minutes, the following resolutions were passed by the GNSO Council at its meeting on Thursday, 20 April 2017. These will be posted to the website shortly.

Consent agenda
3.1 – Confirming of Council liaison appointments

At the Council’s Wrap Up Session at ICANN58 in Copenhagen in March 2017, it was noted that several Cross Community Working Groups, GNSO Working Groups and Implementation Review Teams no longer had Council liaisons, due either to a Councilor’s resignation or the ending of a Councilor’s term on the Council. In response to a Call for Volunteers, the following Councilors volunteered to serve as Council liaisons to the respective groups noted against their names:

Thick WHOIS Implementation Review Team (IRT): Susan Kawaguchi
Translation & Transliteration of gTLD Registration Data IRT: Rubens Kuhl
GNSO Rights & Obligations under the Revised ICANN Bylaws Drafting Team: Ed Morris
Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance: Julf Helsingius

Vote results<https://gnso.icann.org/en/meetings/gnso-council-motion-recorder-20apr17-en.pdf>

Motion: Adoption of the GNSO Council Comment on FY18 Budget and Operating Plan

Submitted by: James Bladel
Seconded: Michele Neylon, Donna Austin

1.  Following initial community review, a revised proposed Budget and Operating Plan for FY2018 was published for public comments on 13 March 2017 (https://www.icann.org/public-comments/fy18-budget-2017-03-08-en[icann.org]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_public-2Dcomments_fy18-2Dbudget-2D2017-2D03-2D08-2Den&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=JPWqD59Zv3UE1HctmWZgTTp21EI0W416CidDI-5jxZc&s=2KWoNXcXZE_wYgaAVbLuwLqV-uY5wPTm0Kr4v7_4pjA&e=>).

2.  At its Wrap Up Session at ICANN58 in Copenhagen, the GNSO Council agreed to form a small team of volunteers to draft comments on the revised Budget for Council consideration (https://www.icann.org/public-comments/fy18-budget-2017-03-08-en[icann.org]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_public-2Dcomments_fy18-2Dbudget-2D2017-2D03-2D08-2Den&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=JPWqD59Zv3UE1HctmWZgTTp21EI0W416CidDI-5jxZc&s=2KWoNXcXZE_wYgaAVbLuwLqV-uY5wPTm0Kr4v7_4pjA&e=>).

3.  At the Council’s request, ICANN’s Finance Team conducted a webinar on 4 April 2017 covering those aspects of the proposed Budget of interest to the GNSO community (https://gnso.icann.org/en/meetings/presentation-gnso-update-04apr17-en.pdf[gnso.icann.org]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__gnso.icann.org_en_meetings_presentation-2Dgnso-2Dupdate-2D04apr17-2Den.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=JPWqD59Zv3UE1HctmWZgTTp21EI0W416CidDI-5jxZc&s=we7g7u3Um5iYXdiy68sSkrh7J8A__q-tW4DqH4YCSJo&e=>).

4.  A draft of the proposed Council comments was circulated to the GNSO Council on 10 April (see https://mm.icann.org/pipermail/council/2017-April/019868.html).

5.  The GNSO is a Decisional Participant within the new Empowered Community, and the GNSO Council recognizes (a) that the Empowered Community’s powers as contained in the revised ICANN Bylaws includes the ability to veto budgets adopted by the ICANN Board; and (b) the importance of fully understanding the funding and expenses of ICANN’s operations.


 1.  The GNSO Council approves the FY18 Draft Budget comments prepared on behalf of the GNSO Council (https://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/draft-comments-plan-budget-20apr17-en.pdf[gnso.icann.org]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__gnso.icann.org_en_drafts_draft-2Dcomments-2Dplan-2Dbudget-2D20apr17-2Den.pdf&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=JPWqD59Zv3UE1HctmWZgTTp21EI0W416CidDI-5jxZc&s=YghXHey2p6s8RDPxIlFHi3UaGZegdoWj9kZlF6FEXxM&e=>), and instructs ICANN staff to formally submit the approved comment to the Public Comment Forum.

2. The GNSO Council thanks the volunteers who prepared the comments and ICANN staff who provided invaluable assistance to the volunteers in the drafting of the comments.

Vote results<https://gnso.icann.org/en/meetings/gnso-council-motion-recorder-20apr17-en.pdf>

Motion - Nomination of GNSO Candidates for the Registration Directory Service (formerly WHOIS) Review Team

Submitted by: Johan Helsingius (revised version sent in on 19th April 2017)
Seconded: James Bladel, Michele Neylon


1. On 22 February 2017, ICANN launched a call for volunteers seeking individuals interested in serving as a Volunteer Review Team Member on the RDS-RT (see https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-02-22-en[icann.org]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_news_announcement-2D2-2D2017-2D02-2D22-2Den&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=JPWqD59Zv3UE1HctmWZgTTp21EI0W416CidDI-5jxZc&s=pdSd8IaXeUtbud_nwuzPTa22yREylv4U49IERlvqpL4&e=>).

2. Under the new Bylaws, each SO/AC participating in the Specific Review may nominate up to 7 members to the review team, for consideration by the SO/AC leadership, for a review team of no more than 21 members. Any SO/AC nominating up to 3 individuals are entitled to have those nominees selected as members to the review team, so long as the nominees meet the applicable criteria for service on the team.

3. The GNSO Council tasked the GNSO Standing Selection Committee (SSC) ‘to carry out the review and selection of GNSO endorsed candidates for the Registration Directory Service Review Team for Council consideration at the latest by its 20 April 2017 meeting’.

4. The SSC reviewed the candidates that requested GNSO endorsement (see https://community.icann.org/x/gYfDAw[community.icann.org]<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__community.icann.org_x_gYfDAw&d=DwMGaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=PDd_FX3f4MVgkEIi9GHvVoUhbecsvLhgsyXrxgtbL10DTBs0i1jYiBM_uTSDzgqG&m=JPWqD59Zv3UE1HctmWZgTTp21EI0W416CidDI-5jxZc&s=Yz0RhPKLOtczQ8bvWMwrvagvSFEOo9SsfQfhi1EBJkM&e=>) taking into account the criteria outlined in the call for volunteers as well as the desire to ensure a RT that is balanced for diversity and expertise. The SSC submitted its full consensus recommendations to the GNSO Council on 19 April 2017 which confirmed the ranking of the 1-7 candidates as well as the expectation that, at a minimum, the 1-4 candidates would be considered primary candidates with a guaranteed seat for the RDS-RT, instead of only 1-3, recognizing the importance and relevance of the topics under consideration for the GNSO community as well as noting that a number of SO/ACs will not be making nominations for this specific review team .

5. The GNSO Council considered the recommendations of the SSC.


1. The GNSO Council nominates, ranked in order: Susan Kawaguchi, Erika Mann Stephanie Perrin and Volker Greimann as its primary four candidates for the RDS-RT. Furthermore, the GNSO nominates, in ranked order: Marc Anderson, Stefania Milan and Timothy Chen to be considered for inclusion in the RDS-RT by the SO-AC Chairs should additional places be available.

2. The GNSO Council expects the GNSO Chair to communicate to the SO-AC Chairs the importance of considering the four candidates as primary as well as respecting the ranking of the additional candidates in the discussion with the other SO-AC Chairs concerning potential additions to the RDS-RT, unless for reasons of diversity/skills it becomes necessary to deviate from the indicated ranking. In such a case, the GNSO Chair is expected to communicate the rationale for such a deviation back to the GNSO Council.

3. The GNSO Council instructs the GNSO Secretariat to communicate resolved #1 to the staff supporting the RDS-RT.

4. The GNSO Council instructs the GNSO Secretariat to inform the applicants that have received endorsement that the GNSO Council expects that, if selected for the RDS-RT, the applicant will represent the views of the entire GNSO community in their work on the RDS-RT, and provide regular feedback as a group on the discussions taking place in the RDS-RT, as well as the positions being taken by GNSO Review Team Members.

5. The GNSO Council requests staff supporting the RDS-RT and application process to send a response to those applicants who did not receive endorsement (if any) for this RDS-RT, thanking them for their interest. The response should also encourage them to follow the RDS RT work, and participate in Public Comments and community discussions and to apply for future opportunities within the GNSO Community as they arise.

Vote results<https://gnso.icann.org/en/meetings/gnso-council-motion-recorder-20apr17-en.pdf>

Thank you very much for your time and feedback.


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