Motions 10 May 2012

1. Motion to create a drafting team to develop the charters for two Working Groups on the Creation of non-binding Best Practices to help Registrars and Registries address the Abusive Registrations of Domain Names

Made by: Zahid Jamil

Seconded by: Carlos Aguirre

Whereas, following the recommendation of the Registration Abuse Policies Working Group, the GNSO Council requested a discussion paper on the creation of non-binding best practices to help registrars and registries address the abusive registrations of domain names in accordance with the Registration Abuse Policies Working Group Final Report;

Whereas, ICANN Staff submitted the discussion paper to the GNSO Council on 28 September 2011 (see

http://gnso.icann.org/issues/rap/discussion-paper-rap-best-practices-28sep11-en.pdf);

Whereas the GNSO Council discussed the discussion paper at its working session at the ICANN meeting in Dakar and a public workshop was organized;

Whereas the GNSO Council identified the issue as a priority topic at its wrap up session at the ICANN meeting in Dakar;

Whereas, the discussion paper recommended the creation of two Working Groups, namely one GNSO Working Group to establish the framework for best practices and one Cross-Community Technical Group to propose candidate best practices to address the abusive registration of domain names.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT:

Resolved, that the GNSO Council hereby approves the formation of a GNSO drafting team which will be responsible for developing the Charters for the two Working Groups to address the creation of non-binding best practices to help registrars and registries address the Abusive Registrations of Domain Names as identified above;

Resolved, the drafting team will consider the discussion paper prepared by ICANN Staff well as the discussions of the GNSO Council on the discussion paper and the public workshops on this topic as part of its deliberations and development of the Charters;

Resolved further, that [Name] shall serve as the GNSO Council Liaison for this drafting team.

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