1.MOTION ON THE INITIATION OF A POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ON UNIFORMITY OF CONTRACTS TO ADDRESS REGISTRATION ABUSE
Made by: Jonathan Robinson
Seconded by: Zahid Jamil
The Registration Abuse Policies Working Group (RAPWG) recommended in its Final Report 'the creation of an Issues Report to evaluate whether a minimum baseline of registration abuse provisions should be created for all in-scope ICANN agreements, and if created, how such language would be structured to address the most common forms of registration abuse';
The GNSO Council requested an Issue Report to evaluate whether a minimum baseline of registration abuse provisions should be created for all in scope ICANN agreements, and if created, how such language would be structured to address the most common forms of registration abuse on 6 October 2011;
ICANN Staff posted the Preliminary Issue Report on Uniformity of Contracts on 25 July 2012 for public comment (seehttp://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/uoc-prelim-issue-report-25jul12-en.htm);
ICANN Staff reviewed the comments received and updated the report accordingly;
The Final Issue Report on Uniformity of Contracts was published on 20 September 2012;
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.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
The GNSO will initiate a PDP on the issues defined in the Final Issue Report on Uniformity of Contracts (link)
A DT will be formed to create a charter for a Working Group, which will be submitted to the GNSO Council for its approval.
Following the approval of the charter, a Working Group will be created for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of the PDP."
2. MOTION TO RECOMMEND PROTECTIONS IN THE FIRST ROUND OF NEW GTLDS FOR CERTAIN RED CROSS/RED CRESCENT (RCRC) AND INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) NAMES
Made by: Jeff Neuman
Seconded by: Zahid Jamil
The Board Resolution 2011.06.20.01, authorized “the President and CEO to implement the new gTLD program which includes . . . incorporation of text concerning protection for specific requested Red Cross and IOC names for the top level only during the initial application round, until the GNSO and GAC develop policy advice based on the global public interest, . . ." (http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-20jun11-en.htm)
The IOC/RC Drafting Team established [Date] by the GNSO Council has considered a number of different options with respect to protections of both the IOC and the RCRC terms in response to the GAC proposal to provide permanent protection for such terms including at the second level in new gTLDS;
The solution proposed by the IOC/RC Drafting Team, to initiate a PDP and to provide temporary reservation of the exact match IOC/RC names, was posted for public comment on 28 September 2012 and closed on 9 November 2012;
The GNSO has now [Date] initiated a policy development process (PDP) to evaluate possible protections for certain international organization names in all gTLDs, including, specifically, whether to recommend policies to protect IOC/RCRC names; and
Therefore, the IOC/RC Drafting Team recommends that the GNSO Council recommend to the Board that it adopt the second recommendation of the IOC/RC Drafting Team, providing for temporary reservation of the exact match IOC/RC names, prior to the delegation of the first round of new gTLDs.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:
That the GNSO Council adopts the IOC/RC Drafting Team’s recommendation to temporarily reserve the exact match of IOC and RCRC second level domain names listed in Section 18.104.22.168.3 of the Applicant Guidebook and per the GAC recommendation of 14 September 2011pending the outcome of the recently launched policy development process involving International Governmental and Non-governmental Organizations.
That the GNSO Council thanks the members of the IOC/RC Drafting Team for their efforts in producing these recommendations, and hereby disbands the IOC/RC Drafting Team; and
That the Chair of the GNSO Council is authorized to forward these recommendations to the ICANN Board.
3. Motion to approve the Charter for the IGO-INGO Protection PDP Working Group
Made by: Lanre Ajayi
On 17 October 2012 the GNSO Council initiated a Policy Development Process (PDP) on the protection of certain IGO and INGO names in all gTLDs, and decided to create a PDP Working Group for the purposes of fulfilling the requirements of the PDP;
Following a call for volunteers, a drafting team was formed and its members have developed a charter for consideration by the GNSO Council;
The GNSO Council has reviewed the charter submitted by the drafting team.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,
The GNSO Council approves the charter and appoints [Name] as the GNSO Council Liaison to the IGO-INGO Protection PDP Working Group.
The GNSO Council further directs that the work of IGO-INGO Protection PDP Working Group be initiated no later then 14 days after the approval of this motion. Until such time as the WG can select a chair and that chair can be confirmed by the GNSO Council, the GNSO Council Liaison shall act as interim chair.