Motions 12 April 2012

1. Motion to delay the ‘thick’ Whois Policy Development Process

Made by: Stéphane van Gelder

Seconded by: Yoav Keren

Whereas the GNSO Council requested an Issue Report on ‘thick’ Whois at its meeting on 22 September 2011 (see http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#201109);

Whereas a Preliminary Issue Report on ‘thick’ Whois was prepared by staff and posted on 21 November 2011 for public comment (see http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-21nov11-en.htm);

Whereas a Final Issue Report on ‘thick’ Whois was published on 2 February 2012 (see http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/final-report-thick-whois-02feb12-en.pdf);

Whereas the Final Issue Report recommends that the GNSO Council proceed with a Policy Development Process limited to consideration of the issues discussed in this report, and the General Counsel of ICANN has indicated the topic is properly within the scope of the ICANN policy process and within the scope of the GNSO;

Whereas the GNSO Council initiated a Policy Development Process at its meeting of 14 March 2012 (see http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#20120314-1);

Whereas at its wrap up session on 15 March, also taking into account the current workload of the GNSO community, the GNSO Council voiced support for a delay in the start of the PDP until contract negotiations on the .com agreement are complete, as the results of that negotiation may determine whether a PDP on ‘thick’ Whois is still required.

THEREFORE BE IT:

Resolved, the next step (creating a drafting team to develop a charter) of the ‘thick’ Whois PDP will be delayed until the .com negotiations have been completed by 30 November 2012.

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Motion to delay the ‘thick’ Whois Policy Development Process

Whereas the GNSO Council requested an Issue Report on ‘thick’ Whois at its meeting on 22 September 2011 (see http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#201109);

Whereas a Preliminary Issue Report on ‘thick’ Whois was prepared by staff and posted on 21 November 2011 for public comment (see http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-21nov11-en.htm);

Whereas a Final Issue Report on ‘thick’ Whois was published on 2 February 2012 (see http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/final-report-thick-whois-02feb12-en.pdf);

Whereas the Final Issue Report recommends that the GNSO Council proceed with a Policy Development Process limited to consideration of the issues discussed in this report, and the General Counsel of ICANN has indicated the topic is properly within the scope of the ICANN policy process and within the scope of the GNSO;

Whereas the GNSO Council initiated a Policy Development Process at its meeting of 14 March 2012 (see http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#20120314-1);

Whereas at its wrap up session on 15 March, taking into account the current workload of the GNSO community, the GNSO Council voiced support for a delay in the start of the PDP until ICANN staff and GNSO resources are available to deal with this.  .

THEREFORE BE IT:

Resolved, the next step (creating a drafting team to develop a charter) of the ‘thick’ Whois PDP will be delayed until ICANN staff and GNSO resources are available to deal with this.

2. Motion to Request an Issue Report on the protection of names and acronyms of IGOs

Made by: Thomas Rickert

Seconded by:

Whereas the ICANN Board has granted protection for the Red Cross and the IOC until the GNSO and GAC develop policy advice based on the global interest in its resolution of June 20, 2011 (2011.06.20.01);

Whereas a drafting team of the GNSO Council was established to look at additional top and second level protections for the IOC and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement in the current round of new gTLDs in response to a GAC proposal based on the June 20, 2011 Board resolution;

Whereas the drafting team is limited to reviewing only top and second level protections for the IOC and Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement;

Whereas the GNSO Council and the GAC were asked in the letter dated March 11, 2012 by the ICANN Board to provide policy advice in response to a letter dated December 13, 2011 from intergovernmental Organizations on the protection of additional International Governmental Organization (IGO) names and acronyms both on the top and second level;

Whereas it is possible that more organizations might request special protection both at the top as well as at the second level for the first and subsequent rounds of applications for generic TLDs.

THEREFORE BE IT:

Resolved, the GNSO Council requests an Issue Report on protection of names and acronyms of IGOs at the top and second level for all new gTLDs.

3. Motion to request an Issues Report on the protection of names and acronyms of IGOs

Made by: Mary Wong

Seconded by:

"Whereas the GNSO Council passed a resolution approving new protections for the first round of the new gTLD program as recommended by the GNSO's International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Red Cross/Red Crescent (RC) Drafting Team;

Whereas this resolution indicated that further discussions were required on associated policies relating to protections for certain international organizations at the second level;

Whereas comments have been received coincident with the motion that included requests from international governmental organizations requesting the same protective rights as those for the IOC/RCRC for the current and future rounds of the new gTLD program,

And whereas the development of criteria for the grant of protective rights for such organizations based on standards such as "international legal Ppersonality" was proposed at the ICANN meeting in San José, Costa Rica,

Now therefore be it resolved,

The GNSO Council requests an issue report to precede the possibility of a PDP that covers the following issues:

- Definition of the type of organizations that should receive special protection at the top and second level, including under a "international legal personality" test;

- Policies required to protect such organizations at the top and second level; and

- Whether such policies are within the bylaws and the defined powers of the GNSO."

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