Draft Discussion Agenda

A. Non-G-Council Mtg Issues:

1.  IPC/BC proposals for mandatory new "protections" for new domain names

2.  Cybercafe Constituency Proposal

3.  Possible Non-Contracted Parties House Intercessional Meeting in January 2013

B.  Review of Agenda: Motions & Discussion Items for GNSO Council Meeting 11/15

1.  MOTION - RAP recommendation on Uniformity of Contracts to Address Registration Abuse
The Registration Abuse Policies Working Group (RAPWG) recommended that an Issue Report evaluate whether a minimum baseline of registration abuse provisions should be created for ICANN agreements. The Final Issue Report, which was submitted to the GNSO Council on 21 September 2012, recommends the initiation of a PDP (see http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/registration-abuse/uofc-final-issue-report-20sep12-en.pdf).
The Council must now consider a motion to initiate a PDP.

Refer to motion 1:

2.  MOTION – Second Level Protections for certain IOC / RCRC names in the first round of New GTLDs

The IOC/RC Drafting Team has forwarded its recommendations that the GNSO Council recommend to the Board that it adopt the IOC/RC Drafting Team’s recommendations providing for temporary reservation of the exact match IOC/RC names at the second level, prior to the delegation of the first round of new gTLDs.

The GNSO Council is now asked to consider approval of this.

Refer to motion 2:

3.  MOTION: Approval of INGO/INGO Protection PDP WG Charter
Pursuant to its 17 October 2012 motion, the GNSO Council initiated a PDP and created a Working Group on an expedited basis to evaluate the protection of names and acronyms of certain international organizations including, International Governmental Organizations (IGOs) and Non- Governmental Organizations such as the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement (RCRC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Working Group has developed a charter for this PDP and the Council must now consider a motion to approve the charter.
Refer to motion 3:

4.  UPDATE - Uniform Rapid Suspension  (URS)
On September 18, 2012, Kurt Pritz wrote to the GNSO Council Chair to inform the Council of ongoing discussions on the implementation of the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) system.

This was discussed in Toronto and has now been followed up by an email update to the Council (November 06, 2012).  The Council agreed on a course of action in Toronto and the purpose of this discussion is to ensure the Council is up-to-date and to consider whether or not any other or different course of action is required.

5.  Defensive Registrations Discussion
Staff has delivered a briefing paper http://gnso.icann.org/en/node/32287 to the GNSO Council on the topic of defensive registrations at the second level in response from a request from the New GLTD Committee (2012.04.10.NG2).  The New GTLD Committee requests the GNSO to consider whether additional work on defensive registrations at the second level should be undertaken.  The Council to discuss whether to undertake any additional work on this topic, especially in light of the continued discussions in Toronto on this topic.

6.  Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT) Selection Process and Timeline Discussion
There is a pending call for applications to serve on the ATRT 2 as independent expert or as volunteer team member in representation of an ICANN SO/AC, as reflected in the  announcement - http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-05oct12-en.htm - and Call for Applicants - http://www.icann.org/en/about/aoc-review/atrt/call-for-volunteers-05oct12-en.htm.  



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