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GNSO Working Session

Sun 05 Dec 2010 - 08:00 - 18:30
Barahona 1
Transcript to be provided
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The Generic Names Supporting Organisation's (GNSO) face to face meetings are open sessions.

The in-person meetings held in conjunction with the ICANN meetings provide an opportunity for productive and constructive discussions on issues that involve ICANN consensus policies that relate to interoperability, technical reliability and /or stable operation of the Internet or domain name system.

Who Should Attend? | Anyone interested in the GNSO's policy work is free to attend.

Agenda Details:

All the sessions are OPEN and should be attended by

  1. GNSO Councilors
  2. Members of GNSO Stakeholder Groups & Constituencies
  3. Any interested parties

09:00 – 10:00
Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC) Meeting
Leader: Jeff Neuman, Chair of the PPSC

Background: The PPSC is responsible for reviewing and recommending processes used within the GNSO for developing policy and recommending any changes. The PPSC established two separate teams, one tasked with developing a proposal for a new WG model (WG Work Team) and the other a new policy development process (PDPWork Team)

Purpose: This is a working session of the PPSC, open to observers.

10:30-13:00 New gTLD Session: Draft Applicant Guidebook
Leader: Kurt Pritz

Proposed Final New gTLD Applicant Guidebook

Q & A

Presentation of the redesigned GNSO Website
Leaders: Scott Pinzon (ICANN) and Chris Chaplow (Andalusí S.L.)

Purpose: To familiarize the GNSO community with the redesigned GNSO website that is being developed

Agenda: Walkthrough of the format, features, landing pages and navigation of the redesigned GNSO website

Who should attend: Those interested in the work of the GNSO who would like to learn about how information can be found on the redesigned website.

14:30 - 15:30
GNSO ICANN Board meeting

Suggested topics for discussion:

A conversation that includes Rec. 6 and applicant support-substantive strengths and weaknesses of the groups' outputs to date, best ways to carry these initiatives forward.

Next challenges of the new gtld process: vertical integration next steps, lowering barriers for special projects, outcomes of the outreach activities done so far.

Outcomes of the Affirmation of Committments (what has been achieved so far?).

measuring success of the new gTLD program

It is a requirement under our Affirmation of Commitments to do so. I would like to ask the GNSO to consider what the measures of success should be.

There might be some short term measures (e.g number of applications, number of applications with non-Latin characters) and also long term measures (DNS traffic from new gTLDs, number of second level registrations etc).

Prior to a review process - I would like to understand what we will be measuring, and what targets for those measures would be seen as "success" by the GNSO.

Working Session on Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) Final Report Report:
Leader: Steve Metalitz, Co-Chair of the RAA Drafting Team.

Background: In March 2009, the GNSO approved the new 2009 form RAA with agreement in the community that the RAA be further analyzed. The Joint GNSO/At-Large Drafting Team has issued its Final Report to the GNSO Council that includes recommendations for a proposed Registrant Rights Charter, and identifies topics to be considered for additional revisions to the RAA.

Purpose: During this session the GNSO Council will review the proposed recommendations and discuss the next steps for developing a new form of RAA.

Agenda: Overview of the Final Report & Recommendations; Questions and answers; Council to consider recommendations.

Next Steps: GNSO Council to vote on approving the Registrant Rights Charter, and the next steps for producing a new form of RAA.

Who should attend: GNSO Councilors, representatives from the Registrar Stakeholder Group and ALAC, as well as interested members from other ICANN Stakeholder Groups.

GAC/GNSO Joint meeting
Leaders: Heather Dryden, Interim GAC chair and Chuck Gomes GNSO chair

Purpose: This is a regularly occurring meeting, scheduled to be held at every ICANN meeting. It offers the GAC and the GNSO the opportunity to exchange views and ideas on topical and crucial issues, such as Recommendation 6, Vertical Integration and cross SO/AC policy development work


Who must attend:

  1. GAC members, GNSO Councillors
  2. GNSO Stakeholder Groups & Constituencies
  3. Any interested parties