Discussion Agenda - NCSG Open Policy Call
18 December 2012 (16:00 UTC)
I. Preparation for GNSO Council Meeting on 20 December
A. Motions to be voted on by GNSO Council
1. GNSO Council Agenda Item 4: MOTION – Second Level Protections for certain International Olympic Committee / Red Cross Red Crescent (IOC / RCRC) names in the first round of New GTLDs
The IOC/RC Drafting Team has forwarded its recommendations i.e. that the GNSO Council recommend to the Board that it adopt the IOC/RC Drafting Team’s recommendations http://tinyurl.com/atl39y4: 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 the motion, and the next steps for informing the Board about the GNSO Council vote. Note: On 26 November 2012, the Board’s New gTLD Program Committee adopted a resolution providing that “restrictions for registration of RCRC and IOC names for new gTLDs at the second level will be in place until such time as a policy is adopted that may require further action.”
Refer to motion 1
2. GNSO Council Agenda Item 5: MOTION - Consumer Trust
The GNSO's Consumer Choice, Trust, and Competition WG has worked on an Advice Letter for consideration by ICANN Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees. Following withdrawal of the motion from the October Meeting, a revised Advice Letter has been prepared and the GNSO Council is now asked to consider and approve this revised Advice Letter.
Refer to motion 2:
B. Issues to be discussed by GNSO Council at 12/20 meeting
1. Staff's Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) Strawman Proposal and IPC-BC Domain Blocking Proposal
a. ICANN’s CEO has requested GNSO Council input on his Strawman Proposal, a set of proposals from ICANN's staff to give further concessions to the IPC/BC and allow the 2 constituencies to re-open GNSO-approved policy for new gtlds to benefit these 2 constituencies at the expense of other interests. Staff posted its strawman proposal for public comment http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-30nov12-en.htm . ICANN’s CEO additionally requested Council input on the joint proposal from the BC/IPC to block domain name registrations based on trademarks, a proposal previously rejected by the community, but the CEO is also asking for public comment on the blocking proposal as well. The New GTLD Committee requested the GNSO to consider whether additional work on defensive registrations at the second level should be undertaken. The Council is to discuss: (i) a response to the ICANN CEOs request, and (ii) to consider whether to undertake any additional work related to the BC/IPC proposal and/or the Staff briefing paper, on the topic of second level defensive registrations.
b. NCSG Statement
c. ICANN Comment Period:
15 January - Comment Deadline
5 February - Reply Deadline
2. Special Privileges for Red Cross, Olympic Committees and intergovernmental organizations
a. GNSO Council Discussion & Response to the GAC Letter (policy vs implementation)
The GAC has sent a letter to the GNSO Council with regard to the initiation of a PDP on the IGO/INGO issue, and specifically requesting a rationale for undertaking a PDP i.e. an explanation as to why GNSO believes this issue should be evaluated through a PDP rather than simply executed as an implementation process. This letter and recent activities related to work on the Trademark Clearinghouse, highlights a broader issue regarding the boundary between policy development and implementation work as well as the effective integration of policy development and integration work from the outset.
b. IGO-INGO Working Group - NCSG Statement
II. Other Pending GNSO Policy Issues
A. "Thick WHOIS" Policy
-- Next Steps - SG/C Input Statement
B. Registrar Agreement Amendments (RAA)
-- Next Steps
III. NCSG Matters
A. January 2013 Non-Contracted Parties House Intercessional Meeting
-- Next Steps
B. Cyber-Cafe Constituency Proposal
-- Next Steps
C. NCSG-At-Large Liaison Position?
-- Next Steps