ALAC LIASION´s at Dot Mobi Workspace - Espacio del Enlace de ALAC en Dot Mobi
Current Position: On 22 September 2015, the ALAC re-appointed Murray McKercher to serve as the ALAC Liaison to dotMOBI. This term will be from the end of the ICANN 54 Meeting in October 2015 through the end of the 2016 AGM.
Murray McKercher has served as the dotMOBI liason since December 2013 (at the ICANN AGM)
Former Liaison: Andrés Piazza for the year 2009 - Actual Posición: Andrés Piazza para el año 2009
Reports / Reportes
alac:Preliminary Report as ALAC Liason at Dot Mobi 2009 - December 2008
alac:Reporte Preliminar como Enlace de ALAC en Dot Mobi para 2009 - Diciembre 2008
.MOBI Policy Advisory Board Meeting Summary 28 July 2016(telephonically)Attendance:
Trey Harvin, Lauri Hirvonen, John Levine, and Murray McKercher(quorum)
David Payne (on behalf of Aflias)Proposed Agenda for .MOBI ICANN
David updated board members that we are stll in negoiations with ICANN for the renewal of .MOBI. A General discussion followed about market conditons and trends.
A Decision was made to continue more detailed discussions with the Advisors lead by
Tania Leuschner during next meeting regarding current state of mobile industry.
Next meeting should take place Q4 2016
Participants included: Murray McKercher, Lauri Hirvonen, Trey Harvin, David Payne, John Levine
No .mobi Policy Advisory Board was scheduled for November of December 2015. The next .mobi PAB meeting should take place in Q1 2016. No date has been set.
.MOBI Policy Advisory Board
8 October 2015
Ken Stubbs, John Levine, Lauri Hirvonen
David Payne, Samantha Payne
(on behalf of Afilias)
Update on .MOBI – David indicated that the decline has leveled off and .MOBI has gone back to a stable position. .MOBI has very strong renewals, so it seems the level of new registrations is where the decline is more prevalent (possibly due to speculative investors dropping off)?
The IANA transition was discussed; with most agreeing that it is largely a political issue.
Have Roland (and possibly Alan) attend next meeting to discuss marketing and .MOBI.
Think about possible experiments to determine where the decline in .MOBI is originating from and where those clients went.
Discuss IANA transition again after Dublin.
A meeting of the .mobi Policy Advisor Board took place October 8th via teleconference. Brief meeting minutes to be posted here by the end of October.
.mobi PAB Member ICANN
No .mobi Policy Advisory Board is scheduled for September 2015. The next .mobi PAB meeting should take place in Q3 2015. No date has been set
No .mobi Policy Advisory Board as held in August 2015. The next .mobi PAB meeting should take place in Q3 2015. No date has been set.
No .mobi Policy Advisory Board as held in July 2015. The next .mobi PAB meeting should take place in Q3 2015. No date has been set.
No .mobi Policy Advisory Board as held in June 2015. The next .mobi PAB meeting should take place in Q3 2015. No date has been set.
The .mobi PAB Meeting took place telephonically on April 23rd 1200 EST
David Payne Afilias
Ken Stubbs Afilias
Laurie Hirvonen (apologies) ISOC Finland
Tania Leuschner E-Plus Group Europe
Trey Harvin ( apologies) .mobi
Murray McKercher ICANN At-Large and .mobi PAB Liaison
- state of .mobi domain names under management
- promotion programs
- IANA Transition and .mobi
John Levine, opened with some observations that the current mission statement does not reflect the current statistics or public trends in mobile usage on the internet.
General discussion followed with notes with some commercial in confidence data presented. One issue included the difficulty to get a clear picture of how .mobi domain names are being used due to lack of whois data for some registrants.
It was noted that pushing technical standards for the mobile internet was a challenge, while players in the industry are implementing m. domain name prefixes, to indicate a mobile version of a particular web site.
Also noted: Google updated its search algorithms to favor websites that perform better on mobile devices than desktop devices just two days prior to our meeting.
Noted that mergers and acquisitions in the mobile network provider ecosystem globally is providing considerable noise in the mobile internet world.
A further discussion on the IANA transition and its possible effect on TLD providers filled the remainder of the discussion.
Global trends in mobile, internet equal access issues , and judgment of the current economic issues in Europe will be added to upcoming discussions with respect to .mobi.
Official meeting Minutes will be posted when available.
.mobi PAB Member ICANN
The next .mobi PAB meeting will take place April 23rd 2015. A report will follow.
Update: March meeting delayed..new meeting date TBD.
The next .mobi PAB meeting will take place March 26th 2015. A report will follow.
No .mobi Policy Advisory Board as held in January 2015. The next .mobi PAB meeting should take place in Q1 2015. No date has been set.
No .mobi Policy Advisory Board as held in December 2014. The next .mobi PAB meeting should take place in Q1 2015. No date has been set.
ICANN .mobi Liaison
The .mobi Policy Advisory Board Meeting took place October 30th, 2014 via teleconference.
The following Meeting minutes were adopted at the October meeting.
.MOBI Policy Advisory Board
13 March 2014
Ken Stubbs, Tania Leuschner, Lauri Hirvonen, John Levine, Trey Harvin and Murray McKercher
(on behalf of Afilias)
- Review previous meeting summary
- Update on RSEP for partial bulk transfers
- Review amendments to PAB charter
- New TLD timeline
- Impact of related new TLDs
- RSEP – template form re: partial bulk transfers was modified by adding a disclaimer to what is submitted to ICANN; we are waiting for final approval from ICANN legal
- Potential issues with the new TLD timeline tend to be (i) technology issues (intranet/potential collisions), (ii) government issues (which are being negotiated); and (iii) duplicity/multiple applicants (which are usually resolved by buyouts or private auction)
- Proposed changes to the charter were unanimously approved
- Next agenda to include a more in depth discussion regarding preparations for whichever party gets .mobile (do we reposition, do business as usual, or something in between?)
- Next agenda to include a brief history of .mobi
We had a more in depth discussion about the potential effect of the new GTLD .mobile and the .mobi brand and function on the internet. This included a historic discussion on the formation of .mobi
It was generally agreed that that the charter for .mobi had been realized effectively during its lifetime, and that now its relevance to the marketplace may have changed with the increase and acceptance of new internet connected mobile devices.
The original mission focused on allowing end users to find quality inter-operable content on the internet. The enforcement of quality standards became an untenable proposition for numerous legal reasons and has been dropped in the market strategy.
Content “control” has changed to the promotion of best practises for content creation. Afilias’s Device Atlas helps provide device data to mobile operators allowing their customers to create appropriate mobile internet user experiences. See https://deviceatlas.com/
More discussion is planned for discussing keeping .mobi relevant and setting a new mission for the domain name for the next 10 years.
ICANN .mobi Liaison
.mobi Policy Advisory Board Meeting scheduled for October 30th, 2014, November 2014, report will detail outcomes of that meeting.
No .mobi Policy Advisory Board meeting held in September which is being re-scheduled to late October 2014
No .MOBI Policy Advisory Board Held in August. The next .mobi PAB meeting is expected in late September 2014.
No .MOBI Policy Advisory Board Held in July.
- During the ICANN 50 meetings in London I met with some staff from Afilias at their booth space to review .mobi marketing efforts
- Was unable to connect with Afilias Executives or other .mobi PAB members as no .mobi PAB meetings were scheduled during ICANN50
No .MOBI Policy Advisory Board Held in June.
No .MOBI Policy Advisory Board Held in May.
No .MOBI Policy Advisory Board Held in April.
The first .mobi PAB meeting took place at 11:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
- Review of the PAB charter
- Review and discussion on proposed ICANN RSEP regarding bulk transfers
- Any other business (i.e. compensation, future meeting schedules, etc)
- New PAB Charter was adopted
- The ICANN Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP) regarding bulk transfers has been sent to ICANN Legal with limited response from ICANN Legal. It was generally agreed that the Generic Domain Division of ICANN was somewhat overwhelmed with work and the slow response was not indicative of any issues with the proposed ICANN RSEP. The .mobi PAB would appreciate more timely communications from ICANN Legal, but appreciates their current workload.
- Future quarterly meeting will likely be held by Teleconference. Face to face meetings at ICANN gatherings are difficult to arrange, given the number of other meetings PAB members are required to attend at ICANN meetings.
Many thanks for this report. As mobile communications become more embedded in our region, the dotMobi domain will begin to have an impact. It is a good thing that you are participating.
contributed by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-12-03 17:30:59 GMT
Well done!!! Very, very interesting, specially for the AtLarge community who have never had the minnimun idea about this.
contributed by email@example.com on 2008-12-04 12:58:01 GMT
muito esclarecedor esse informe preliminar. Estamos cientes que sua atuação no DotMobi será de grande importância para a comunidade de usuários finais de Internet.
Nossos melhores desejos nas suas funções em 2009.
Sylvia Herlein Leite
contributed by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-12-05 17:37:41 GMT
Estoy segura que en tu nueva posición podrás aportar una perspectiva original y sólida, que considere tanto los intereses de los miembros individuales como los de la comunidad en general.
Muchas gracias por el informe!
María Inés Bergoglio
contributed by email@example.com on 2008-12-05 18:47:43 GMT
Your penultimate paragraph has a very cryptic reference that might be useful to clarify. You said "Also will ALAC Liason at Dot Mobi and will be providing monthly reports to that committee telling important matters related to Individual Internet Users´s interest in Mobile Internet, taking in special consideration to disclose only the information which is not considered confidential by Dot Mobi"
Would it be a correct interpretation to say that you are now bound by Dot Mobi to a Non Disclosure Agreement as Liaison?
contributed by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-12-05 21:42:22 GMT