NCUC Constituency Day @ ICANN 53, Buenos Aires

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 09:30 to 13:00
Room Retiro C
Remote participation information at



I. 9:30 – 10:00 Organizational Matters

1. Participant introductions

2. Misc. Updates & ICANN 53 events of particular interest

3. ICANN 54 @ Dublin Event?

4. Membership Affairs Team Survey (conversation may continue 11:00 - 11:30)

5. AOB


II. 10:00-10:30 Brief Operational Visits

Joining us will be:

10:00 - 10:15 Sandra Hoferichter, Chair of the ICANN Academy Working Group

10:15 - 10:30 Chris Gift, VP for Digital Services, ICANN

Background Information:


10:30ish – 11:00 ICANN coffee break


IV. 11:00 – 12:00 The GNSO Review and Constituency Structural Issues

11:00 - 11:30 Internal discussion

11:30 - 12:00 Joining us will be:

Richard Westlake and Colin Jackson of Westlake Governance (the consultant for the GNSO Review)


Background Information:

Overview of the process

Letter from the Noncontracted Parties House to the ICANN Board

NCUC response to Westlake’s initial working text released during the Singapore meeting (download at bottom)

Revised Draft Report by Westlake (May 2015) and public comment period to 20 July


V. 12:00 – 13:00 The .sucks Brouhaha and its Wider Implications

Joining us will be:

12:00 - 12:30  John Berard, CEO of Vox Populi Registry 

12:30 - 13:00  Gregory S. Shatan, President of the Intellectual Property Constituency


Background Information:

Shatan/IPC letter, “ICANN Requested to Immediately Halt .SUCKS Predatory Registration Scheme Designed to Exploit Trademark Owners” (27.03.2015)

ICANN letter to Shatan/IPC (09.04.2015)

ICANN letters to the US Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Office of Consumer Affairs (09.04.2015)

Philip S. Corwin, “ICANN.WTF? FTC & OCA Asked Whether .SUCKS is a Law Breaker (Part I),” CircleID (14.04.2015)

Philip S. Corwin, “ICANN.WTF? FTC & OCA Asked Whether .SUCKS is a Law Breaker (Part I),” CircleID (15.04.2015)

Vox Populi’s lawyer’s letter to ICANN (11.05.2015)

Federal Trade Commission letter to ICANN (27.05.2015)








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