gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) Constituency

Tue 27 Oct 2009 - 09:00 - 17:30
Sapphire 4 (L3)

The gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group (RySG) is one of the stakeholder groups in the contracted party house of the Generic Name Supporting Organization (GNSO). The primary role of the RySG is to represent the interests of all gTLD registry operators (or sponsors in the case of sponsored gTLDs) ("Registries") (i) that are currently under contract with ICANN to provide gTLD registry services in support of one or more gTLDs; (ii) who agree to be bound by consensus policies in that contract; and (iii) who voluntarily choose to be members of the RySG.

Agenda Details: 

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Open Session

I. Attendance – Introduction of attendees

II. Agenda Review and Approval 1. RySG Meeting

2. Meeting with ICANN Board and Staff

3. Joint meeting with Registrars Stakeholder Group

III. New gTLD Draft Applicant Guidebook

1. Review of DAG Version 3

i. Vertical Integration

ii. Rights protection mechanisms

iii. Other issues

2. IDN gTLD Implementation

i. Final IDN ccTLD Fast Track Implementation Plan

ii. Motion and Charter for a Joint ccNSO-GNSO IDN WG (JIG)

IV. GNSO Council Updates

1. GNSO Improvements

i. Report on Restructured GNSO meetings

ii. Steering Committees reports

1. Policy Process Steering Committee and Work Teams (Neuman)

2. Operations Steering Committee and Work Teams (Gomes)

2. Report on meeting of Contracted Party House

3. Updates, if needed, on following GNSO proceedings:

i. Joint ALAC/GNSO Drafting Team, Registrant Rights Charter – status

ii. IRTP B Working Group – RySG comments (due 10/16/09) (Steele)

iii. Registration Abuse Policies Working Group – Update (Aaron)

iv. PEDNR Working Group – (Young)

4. Update on other current developments

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. p.m. Working Luncheon Meeting with ICANN Board Representatives  and Staff (Closed Session)

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Continuation of morning session

V. Topics for discussion with ICANN Staff

1. Presentation on the revamped GNSO website (Ken Bour and Scott Pinzon)

2. Vertical Integration (Kurt Pritz)

3. Centralized Zone File Access (Greg Rattray)

4. Voluntary High Security Zones Verification Program (David Giza)

5. Selection of a Registrar to take over for De-accredited Registrar (David Giza)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registries/Registrars Stakeholder Groups Joint Meeting

Key Topics for discussion:

1. Election of Vice Chair, GNSO

2. Centralized Zone File Access