NCUC/At-Large - gTLDs - Freedom of Expression

27 Jun 2007 - 13:00
27 Jun 2007 - 15:30
San Geronimo


What it is: 
Civil society’s /“Keep the Core Neutral”/ workshop will explore freedom of expression issues in the policy development process to introduce new generic top-level domains (gTLDS) As the ICANN community debates policy options to allow new top-level domains, it must consider important issues that impact what ideas may be expressed in a domain name. The workshop aims to provide a public discussion point in the ICANN policy development process for new top-level domains.
Why it's important: 
The right of individuals to express their ideas in cyberspace, particularly at the top-level of the Internet hierarchy is at stake. Pressure from governments to prevent the registration of certain domain names grows stronger, while many wish to keep the technical infrastructure neutral from national policy debates. The final policy selected by the ICANN Board will affect every person who wishes to use a new top-level domain, so the impact is global in scope.
Who should attend: 
The workshop is open to the public. Anyone in the ICANN community who is interested in discussing freedom of expression issues related to generic top-level domians (gTLDs) should attend.
Agenda details : 

The workshop will address new gtld policy issues such as:

  • should ICANN remain content neutral in national policy debates when evaluating applications for domains?
  • how can ICANN protect freedom of expression rights in domain name policy?
  • what is the proper role for governments in approving or rejecting top-level domains?
  • what is the appropriate balance between trademarks and free expression rights in domain names?
  • who should decide which ideas are too controversial to be allowed in a top-level domain?
  • how to balance competing rights to use the same words in domain names?
  • should trademark owners be given prior registration privileges before other rights holders?
  • should a controversial domain name be rejected or delayed

Workshop Speakers:

  • Joi Ito, ICANN board member and Creative Commons board member
  • Christine Haight Farley, Law professor at American University
  • Michael Palage, Attorney and ex-board member of ICANN
  • Milton Mueller, Chairman of ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency, professor at Syracuse University and founding partner of Internet Governance Project
  • TBC

Workshop organized by ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC)

Website for the civil society workshop:

Commercial and Business Users Constituency

26 Jun 2007 - 14:00
26 Jun 2007 - 16:00


Tropical A/B
Agenda details : 

CBUC Agenda
Tuesday, 26 June 14:00 - 16:00
1. Welcome and introductions
2. New TLDs
- BC objectives
- integration of sub-groups work on reserved names and rights.
- assessment of direction of the current WG proposals
4. Domain tasting
- issues report and BC position
5. Rights protection mechanisms
-alternative strategies to move forward on this BC policy
6. AOB

Internet Service and Connectivity Providers Constituency Meeting

26 Jun 2007 - 14:00
26 Jun 2007 - 17:00


Flamingo D
Agenda details : 

Internet Service Provider and Connectivity Provider Constituency
Generic Names Supporting Organization

The ISPCP will be having a face-to-face constituency meeting
as part of the San Juan ICANN meetings in June 2007.

A preliminary draft agenda is below:

Tuesday 26th June 2007
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Room: Flamengo D

ISPCP Constituency Meeting

a. Introductions and welcome
b. Agenda consideration and approval
c. Update and action items from the Cross Constituency
d. New gTLD processes and their impact on ISPs
e. whois – update by ISPCP Constituency representatives
f. Update on gNSO reform and reaction to Monday Open
g. Update on the progress of the NomCom
h. Invited presentation: David Conrad on the status of
the IANA
i. Update on the ICANN performance RFP
j. Introduction: new gNSO Chair, Avri Doria

Intellectual Property Interests Constituency Meeting

26 Jun 2007 - 14:00
26 Jun 2007 - 17:00


Conference Room 8
Agenda details : 

GNSO Intellectual Property Constituency
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 14:00 - 17:00 local time
Conference Room 8, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, PR
Provisional Agenda (6/18/07)
(subject to change)

1. Roll Call, Appointment of Scribe, Agenda Review
2. Approval of New Members, other housekeeping items
3. Whois developments (Metalitz discussion leader)
4. New TLDs (Rosette/Decker discussion leaders)
5. Revision of Registrar Accreditation Agreement/ registrar practices (Metalitz discussion leader)
6. GNSO Reform (discussion leader TBA)
7. UDRP: CAC application (Evans discussion leader)
8. Staff request for “feedback on Board-constituency interactions”
9. Discussion of other issues from Board breakfast and/or cross-constituency
10. Next meeting -- by teleconference, early July
11. Review assignments, adjourn

Scheduled presentations (and slated times – subject to change) :
14:15 – 14:45: Avri Doria, new chair GNSO
15:30 – 16:00: Alan Price and Jim Reid, Telnic, re Whois proposals
16:00 – 16:30: Stacy Burnette, ICANN Contract Compliance officer

Cross Constituency Meeting

26 Jun 2007 - 10:00
26 Jun 2007 - 12:00


San Geronimo A/B
Agenda details : 

Internet Service Provider and Connectivity Provider Constituency
Generic Names Supporting Organisation

The ISPCP will be joining the Business Constituency and the
Intellectual Property Constituency in a Cross Constituency
meeting during the San Juan ICANN Meeting.

A preliminary draft agenda is below:

Tuesday 26th June 2007
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Room: San Geronomo A/B

Cross Constituency Meeting

a. APWG presentation -- Mike to confirm with APWG
b. Expedited DRP/.asia plan: Mike to lead
c. PRO working group -- Kristina Rosette to lead
d. Telnic Whois (and Whois more generally)
-- Steve to lead
e. Domain tasting -- J. Scott to lead
f. IDNs -- Mark to lead
g. Reactions to what we heard at breakfast
h. Budget -- Mark and Steve to prepare 2 or 3 points
and invite Kurt Pritz to respond

Non-Commercial Users Constituency

26 Jun 2007 - 09:00
26 Jun 2007 - 17:00


Flamingo C
Agenda details : 

Proposed Agenda - NCUC Constituency meeting in San Juan
Tuesday, 26 June 2007

09:00 - 10:00 | Business matters: Status report, financial report, membership applications, PIR Advisory Board

10:00 - 11:00 | Visit from Avri Doria, new GNSO Council chair

11:00 - 12:30 | Keep the Core Neutral Campaign

12:30 - 13:30 | Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 | Status of new Whois WG, Visit/discussion from MarkMonitor rep

15:00 - 16:00 | IDNs

16:00 - 17:00 | AOB

17:00 | ALAC joint meeting

Registrars Constituency Meeting

26 Jun 2007 - 09:00
26 Jun 2007 - 18:00


San Geronimo C
Agenda details : 

Registrar Constituency
Proposed Agenda for San Juan Meeting

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome/Announcements/Officer Reports
Chair - Jon Nevett
Vice Chair - Rob Hall
Secretary - Bob Connelly
Treasurer - Margie Milam

9:30 - 10:15 GNSO Issues
Discussion with Avri Doria the new GNSO Chair
GNSO - Ross Rader/Tom Keller/Adrian Kinderis
New TLD Task Force Update - Ross/Tom/Adrian
Whois WG Update -Ross/Tom/Tim Ruiz/Paul Stahura

10:15 - 11:00 ICANN Registrar Liaison Staff
- Data Escrow Program (Tim Cole & Mike Zupke)

11:00 - 11:45 ICANN Executive Staff - ICANN Budget
(Doug Brent and Kurt Pritz)

11:45 - 12:30 ICANN Executive Staff - RAA Changes
(John Jeffrey and Kurt Pritz)

12:30 - 12:45 Working Lunch -- .Asia Presentation on Pioneer
Program (Leona Chen)

12:45 - 13:00 Working Lunch -- .Mobi Presentation
(Neil Edwards)

13:00 - 13:30 Working Lunch -- Presentation by and Discussion
with the Anti-Phishing Working Group

13:30 - 14:00 Preparation for Board Interaction and
Discussion Related to Responses to Questions
from ICANN

14:00 - 15:00 ICANN Board/Registrar Meeting

15:00 - 15:15 Break

15:15 - 15:45 Discussion Related to Board Interaction and
Responses to Questions from ICANN

15:45 - 17:00 Discussion of Registrar Constituency Goals,
Dues, Budget & Direction (CLOSED SESSION)

17:00 - 17:15 Wrap-up

gTLD Registries Constituency Meeting

26 Jun 2007 - 09:00
26 Jun 2007 - 17:00


Flamingo A/B
Agenda details : 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
9:00 - 17:00



9:00 – 11:45 Open Session

I. Registry Business
a. Introductions
b. Attendance (sign-in and teleconference attendees)
c. Review Agenda
d. Review Agenda for working luncheon meeting with ICANN Board and Staff
e. PRO (“Protecting the Rights of Others”)Working Group
f. Reserved Names Working Group
g. 05 Dec PDP, Introduction of New gTLDs
h. 06 Feb PDP, Registry Agreements
i. IDN
j. Whois
k. GNSO Council Updates
l. Registries Constituency Articles of Operation
m. Other business

II. ICANN Staff Updates
a. Registry Failure/Data Escrow (Patrick Jones)
b. Asia Registries/Registrars Regional Gathering, Hong Kong, July 26-27, 2007
c. IDN (Tina Dam)
d. Presentation on Registrars Compliance (Neuman)
e. Other business

III. General Updates

IV. Meeting with Avri Doria, new GNSO Council Chair (approximately 11:30)

12:30 – 14:00 Working Luncheon Meeting with ICANN Board and Staff (Closed Session)

15:00 – 16:00 Continuation of morning session

16:00 – 17:00 Anti-Phishing Working Group Presentation


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