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GNSO Council Meeting
Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 10:30 - 12:30
ICANN Meeting, Corinthia Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

What it is: The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council, the GNSO's representative decision-making body which helps develop policy for generic top-level domains (gTLDs), convenes in Lisbon.

Why it's important: The Council will consider policy for the introduction of new domain names (gTLDs), changes to rules governing personal data in WHOIS databases, the GNSO improvement process, the contractual conditions policy development process as well as other important issues.

Who should attend: Anyone with an interest in gTLD issues specifically, and the domain name system in general, including registrars, gTLD registries, businesses, Internet service providers, Internet users, and government representatives.


Proposed GNSO Council Agenda Wednesday 28 March 2007

This agenda was established according to the Rules of Procedure for the GNSO Council

Coordinated Universal Time UTC 9:30 - see below for local times
(02:30 am Los Angeles, 05:30 Washington DC, 10:30 London, 19:30 Melbourne, 21:30 Wellington)

Bruce Tonkin will be chairing the GNSO Council meeting
Scheduled time for meeting - 120 mins.

Dial-in number sent individually to each Council who wishes to participate remotely.

Approval of Agenda

Item 0: Roll call of Council members on the call

Item 1: Update any statements of interest

Item 2: Approval of GNSO Council Minutes

Item 3: actions arising from input in the GNSO public forum


  • summarise outcome of meeting with the GAC
  • next steps - consider forming an implementation working group to resolve implementation details of concern to some constituencies around OPoC

Item 5: Reserved names Working Group

  • identify what to include in new gTLDs report, and what further work to initiate

Item 6: IDN working group

  • identify what material to include in new gTLDs report, and what will require further work

Item 7: new gTLDs PDP

  • - identify timeline for completion of work

Item 8: any other business

(02:30 LA, 05:30 Washington DC, 11:30 Brussels, 19:30 Melbourne)

Local time between March and October, (Summer in the NORTHERN hemisphere)

Reference (Coordinated Universal Time) UTC 09:30

California, USA UTC-8+1DST 02:30
Mexico City, Mexico UTC-6+0DST 03:30
New York/Washington DC, USA (EDT) UTC-5+1DST 05:30
Buenos Aires, Argentina UTC-3+0DST 06:30
London, United Kingdom UTC+0+1DST 10:30
Brussels, Belgium (CET) UTC+1+1DST 11:30
Karlsruhe, Germany (CET) UTC+1+1DST 11:30
Stockholm, Sweden (CET) UTC+1+1DST 11:30
Oslo, Norway (CET) UTC+1+1DST 11:30
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia UTC+3+0DST 12:30
Phnom Penh, Cambodia UTC+7+0DST 16:30
Hong Kong, China UTC+8+0DST 17:30
Melbourne, Australia UTC+10+1DST 19:30
Auckland, Wellington, New Zealand UTC+12+0DST 21:30

The DST ends on last Sunday of October 2007, 2:00 or 3:00 local time (with exceptions)

For other places see

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