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Council Decisions and Resolutions
|Date||Topic||Resolutions and Decisions|
|15 March 2017||Initiate procedure to prepare submission – increase number of ccNSO travel slots||
THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED to initiate the ccNSO Council procedure to prepare a submission to the ICANN FY 2018 Budget and/or Operational Plan seeking an increase in the number of ccNSO traveling slots. The ccNSO Council designates Nigel Roberts as lead of the drafting team and request the secretariat to send out a call for volunteers to take part in the drafting team. In preparing the Council Statement the drafting team is requested to propose a reasonable number of traveling slots and the rationale for the proposed number.
|15 March 2017||Deferment of ccNSO Organizational Review||
Background: the ccNSO Council received a letter for the chair of the ICANN Board Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC), indicating that the ccNSO Council could defer the start of the ccNSO Organizational Review by twelve months. If so it would have to inform the OEC accordingly. Additional procedural steps will be involved, including a public comment period and board approval.
THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO request the Chair of the ccNSO to inform the Chair of the ICANN Board Organizational Effectiveness Committee that the ccNSO requests to defer the start of the ccNSO Organizational Review by twelve months.
|15 March 2017||Initiation of PDP||
At its meeting on 10 December 2015 the ccNSO Council discussed the launch of the formal ccNSO Policy Development Processes to address the lack of policy with respect to retirement of ccTLDs and Review Mechanism on issues of delegation, revocation and retirement of ccTLDs.
To increase the predictability and legitimacy of decision pertaining to the retirement of ccTLDs and in accordance with the recommendations of the ccNSO Delegation and Redelegation working group (DRDWG) in 20111, the void or lack of policy relating to the retirement of ccTLDs needs to filled by a policy developed by the ccNSO. However, at the time the DRDWG also recommended that such a ccNSO PDP should be launched following the development of a Framework of Interpretation of RFC 1591.
Assuming the IANA Stewardship Transition will be successful, a Review Mechanism should be in place rather sooner than later to ensure a redress mechanism for ccTLDs with respect to the most critical decisions pertaining to ccTLDs: delegation, revocation, transfer and retirement of a ccTLD. Until such time a policy this has been developed and is implemented, such a mechanism remains unavailable, whilst comparable decisions or similar decisions affecting gTLDs are subject to review and redress.
Following the initial discussions of Council, input and feed-back was sought from the community at the Marrakesh and Helsinki meetings. The community present was of the view that the initial focus needs to be on developing a Review Mechanism, which is considered the highest priority, in particular in light of the IANA Stewardship transition. Only then the focus should on retirement, and, if needed, revisit the Review Mechanism to include decisions relating to the retirement of ccTLDs.
|15 March 2017||Working group interest – GAC Underserved regions WG||
THE CCNSO COUNCIL expresses its interest to assist and participate the GAC Underserved regions WG to prepare a FAQ and high level informational document to explain procedures around delegation, transfer and revocation of ccTLDs.
Once details are better understood the secretariat is requested to send out an appropriate call for volunteers.
|9 February 2017||Decision to support limited scope ATRT 3 review||
The ccNSO Council the suggestion to limit the scope of the ATRT3 review.
|9 February 2017||Selection of ccNSO liaison to ALAC||
The ccNSO Council designated Wafa Dahmani, as its liaison to the At Large Advisory Committee, replacing Ron Sherwood.
|9 February 2017||Guideline adoption: ccNSO Council Practices||
THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the ccNSO Guideline: ccNSO Council Practices as proposed by the ccNSO Guideline Review Committee (GRC WG)
The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to publish the Guideline as soon as possible on the ccNSO Website and inform the community accordingly. The adopted Guideline will be effective 7 days after publication of the Guideline on the ccNSO Website.
|12 January 2017||Appointment – Ethos Awards Committee||
THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO appoint Margarita Valdes Cortes and Nigel Roberts as ccNSO members on the FY 17 ICANN Ethos Awards Committee
|12 January 2017||Call for volunteers – ccNSO liaison to GNSO||
THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO request ccNSO secretariat to send out a call for a volunteer to fill the role as ccNSO appointed liaison to the GNSO. The secretariat is also requested to inform the GNSO Council accordingly. Finally, the ccNSO thanks Patrick Myles wholeheartedly for all his hard work and efforts and thanks to CENTR for allowing and supporting Patrick in his role.
|12 January 2017||Adoption final report: EPSRP||