2014 Council Decisions and Resolutions

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2014

Date Topic Resolution Decision
11 December 2014 Adoption Charter GRC

101-03:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the charter of the ccNSO Guideline Review Committee (GRC). The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to send out a call for volunteers as soon as possible.

 
11 December 2014 No Objection to CCWG Country Names Letter

101-02:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to express no objection to the submission of the letter prepared by the CCWG Use of Country and Territory names as TLDs under name of the CCWG as part of the public comment process initiated by the GAC sub-group on Geographic Names.

For avoidance of doubt, the ccNSO Council requests the Secretariat to ensure that the ccNSO Council Statement is submitted timely.

 
11 December 2014 Appointment New Members SOP WG

101-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint the following new members as members of the ccNSO Strategic and Operational Planning Working Group (SOP WG):

  • Dina Beer, .il
  • Stephan Deerhake, .as
  • Philip Du Bois, .be
  • Sarah Mhamilawa, .tz
  • Abibu Ntahigiye, .tz
  • Aleksandar Popovic, .rs
  • Paul Szyndler, .au

The Secretariat is requested to inform the nominees and update the SOP Working Group website accordingly.

 
20 November 2014 Appointment WG Members

100-06:

THE COUNCIL REESOLVED to appoint Dina Beer (.il), Sanna Sahlman (.fi), Svitlana Tkachenko, (.ua) as members of the ccNSO Meeting Programme Working Group.

 
20 November 2014 Selection of Nominees

100-05:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to decide that if more then five (5) people have nominated for membership, the ccNSO Council shall select the member for the CCWG Accountability, in accordance with the selection process as discussed and adopted, and base the selection on the criteria listed in the call for nominations and take into account the diversity of the ccTLD community. Those nominees, who will not be selected, are encouraged to participate as observers.

 
20 November 2014 Call for Self-Nominations CCWG Accountability

100-04:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its secretariat to send out the approved call [for self-nominations Cross-Community Working Group on Accountability] as soon as possible on the relevant email lists, including the ccTLDWorld@icann.org list and announce it on the ccNSO website. The Regional ccTLD Organizations are kindly requested to send out the call for proposals on their lists as well. The names of the Nominees shall be published on the ccNSO Website upon receiving the nomination.

 
20 November 2014 Adoption CCWG Accountability Charter

100-03:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the charter for the Cross Community Working Group Accountability. The chair of the ccNSO is requested to inform the chairs of the other SO's and AC's. The ccNSO appointed members to the drafting team: Becky Burr, and Mathieu Weill and their alternate Dina Beer are thanked for their hard work.

 
20 November 2014 Call for Volunteers CCIG

100-02:

The Secretariat is requested to send out a call for volunteers for membership of the CCIG, with the intention that the Council will appoint the members at its next meeting (11 December 2014).

 
20 November 2014 Adoption of CCIG Charter

100-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the charter of the ccNSO Coordination Committee on Internet Governance (CCIG). The ccNSO secretariat is requested to inform the ccNSO appointed members of the CWG Internet Governance accordingly. The ccNSO Council appoints Jordan Carter (.nz) as chair of the CCIG.

 
12 November 2014 Input drafted by ccTLD representatives in Cross Community WG on Country & Territory Names to GAC draft document on Geographic Names for future New gTLD rounds   (Per email) Approve to be submitted to on behalf of ccNSO Council to GAC
15 October 2014 Thanks and Welcomes

99-13:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to:

Wholeheartedly thank Hong Xue for all her hard work and engagement with the ccNSO.

Welcome Ching Ciao as the new appointed NomCom appointee.

Thank .us and Neustar for organising and sponsoring the Tuesday ccNSO Community Cocktail.

 
15 October 2014 Charter for Guideline- and Review Committee

99-12:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its Secretariat to draft a charter for a ccNSO guideline and process review committee, for adoption by the Council at its next meeting. The purpose of the committee should be to review the current guidelines whether they reflect current practices and working methods, assess potential gaps, and based on this analysis, propose changes to the current guidelines. The draft charter should also include a proposal for membership.

 
15 October 2014 Appointment of CWG Accountability Members

99-11:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint the following volunteers as members and alternate to the Drafting Team to establish a Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancement of ICANN's Accountability:

  • Becky Burr, .us
  • Mathieu Weill, .fr
  • Alternate
  • Dina Beer,.il
 
15 October 2014 Appointment of CWG Co-Chair

 99-10:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Lise Fuhr (.dk) as co-chair of the Cross-Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal related to the Naming related Function. The ccNSO Council requests its chair to inform the other chartering organizations and the other co-chair of the Working Group accordingly.

The ccNSO Council requests Lise to regularly attend the ccNSO Council meetings, in particular for the related part of meeting, to liaise between the Working Group and the Council. The secretariat is requested to ensure Lise is invited timely.

 
15 October 2014 Thanks to FoI WG

99-09:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to note and welcome the exemplary, long and intensive consultation efforts and process the FOIWG went through, to gather input and feed-back from the community.

 
15 October 2014 Appointment of UCTN Co-Chair

99-08:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Annebeth Lange (.no) as one of the two ccNSO appointed co-chairs. The secretariat was requested to inform the other co-chairs and the members of the UCTN accordingly.

 
15 October 2014 Appointment of Triage Committee Member

99-07:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Celia Lerman-Friedman, NomCom appointee, as member of the ccNSO Council Triage Committee and thanks Hong Xue for her contributions to the Triage Committee.

 
15 October 2014 Inventory of SOP WG Membership

99-06:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its Secretariat to invite the current membership to indicate whether they want to stay on as SOP Working Group members, taking into account the aforementioned criteria.

 
15 October 2014 Charter for ccNSO IG WG

99-05:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its Secretariat to draft a charter for adoption by the Council, and in close collaboration with the appointed members on the Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance, to transform the Ad-hoc group into a standing committee focused on Internet Governance, excluding ICANN's Accountability Enhancement and IANA Stewardship Transition Processes.

 
15 October 2014 Appointment CCWG IG Co-Chair

99-04:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Jordan Carter (.nz) as co-chair of the CCWG IG, and requests him to regularly attend the ccNSO Council meetings, specifically for the related part on the agenda to liaise between the CCWG and the Council. The secretariat is requested to inform the CCWG IG leadership and support staff of Jordan's appointment.  The secretariat is requested to ensure Jordan is invited in a timely manner.

 
15 October 2014 Appointment CCWG IG Members

99-03:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint the following volunteers to the Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance:

  • Erick Iriarte
  • Vika Mpisane
  • Jörg Schweiger

The Council requests the secretariat, to inform the co-chairs of the Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance about the appointment of these members.

 
15 October 2014 Adoption Board Election Report

99-02:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to:

1. Adopt the Selection Report for the Board Seat 12 Selection Process, and thanks Gabi for her hard work as Selection Process Manager.

2. Select Mike Silber to fill ICANN Board Seat number 12 starting at the end of ICANN's Annual General Meeting in 2015 for a term of three years.

The Council requests its Chair to inform the ICANN Secretary accordingly.

The Council congratulates Mike on his nomination and selection and expresses its deep appreciation for his services to date on the ICANN Board of Directors.

 
15 October 2014 Adoption Council Election Report

99-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the Election Report for the Council Elections 2015, and to thank Gabi for her hard work as Election Process Manager.

The ccNSO Council congratulates the elected candidates and notes that they will take their seat at the end of the ccNSO meeting at the February ICANN meeting.

The Council will look further into ways to make future elections more competitive and providing a choice for the membership.

 
25 September 2014 Adoption of ccNSO Council Statement

98-04:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the proposed draft as a ccNSO Council Statement. The ccNSO Council thanks the drafting team for its efforts and hard work to produce the statement in the limited timeframe.

 
25 September 2014 Volunteers for CWG

98-03:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its Secretariat to seek confirmation of the current members whether or not they want to remain members of the Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance. Once confirmed, the secretariat is requested to send a call for volunteers for the remainder of the slots. The volunteers will be appointed / reconfirmed by the Council. The chair and vice-chairs of the Council are requested to propose a candidate for co-chair of the Working Group, to be confirmed by the Council.

 
25 September 2014 Adoption of CWG IG Charter

98-02:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the charter for the Cross-Community Working Group on Internet Governance. The secretariat is requested to inform the conveners of the informal WG as soon as possible as well as the chairs of the other SO's and AC's.

 
25 September 2014 Appointment Participants ICANN Academy Leadership

98-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Hasnul Fadhyly Bin Hasan, .my and Mohammed Al-Kindy, .om for the ICANN Academy Leadership Training Program. The selection was based on following criteria:

  • Representative of ccTLD managers,
  • Potential leadership role in the ccNSO/ccTLD community
 
21 August 2014 Extension of ccTLD World Email-list

97-09:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its Secretariat to update the ccTLDWorld@ICANN.ORG email list, to the extent that all subscribers are allowed to post to the list, and also ensure that all members of the Coordination Committee are subscribed to the list.

 
21 August 2014 Adoption of ISTACC Charter

97-08:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the charter as proposed for the creation of the IANA Stewardship Transition and Accountability Coordination Committee. Staff is requested to create as soon as possible a webpage and other means to engage the broader ccTLD community in the two processes.

 
21 August 2014 Call for Nominations G

97-07:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED request its Secretariat to send out the approved call for self-nominations as soon as possible on the relevant email lists, among others, but not limited to the ccTLDWorld@ICANN.ORG list, and announce it on the ccNSO website. The names of the nominees shall be published on the ccNSO website upon receiving the nomination.

If more then five (5) people have nominated for membership, the ccNSO Council will select the member for the cross-community working group at its next meeting, based on the selection criteria listed in the call for nominations. Those who were not selected are encouraged to participate as observers.

 
21 August 2014 Adoption of CWG Charter

97-06:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the charter of the Cross-Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions, including the friendly amendment. The Chair of the ccNSO is requested to inform the chairs of the other SO's and AC's.

 
21 August 2014 Appointment of NomCom Representative

97-05:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Juhani Juselius for another term on the NomCom. Staff is requested to inform Juhani and the NomCom accordingly.

 
21 August 2014 Adoption of Election Manager Board Selection

97-04:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Gabriella Schittek as Election Manager for the ccNSO Board Selection Process for Seat 11.

 
21 August 2014 Adoption of Timeline Board Selection

97-03:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the timeline for the selection of ICANN Board Seat 11, 2015 as proposed.

 
21 August 2014 Adoption of Election Manager Council Election

97-02:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Gabriella Schittek as Election Manager for the ccNSO Council Election Process 2015.

 
21 August 2014 Adoption of Timeline Council Election

97-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the timeline for the ccNSO Council election 2015 as proposed.

 
19 August 2014 Approval of .in Membership Application (per email) THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to approve .in (India) as members of the ccNSO.  
25 June 2014 Volunteers for Implementation WG

96-12:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request Cristian Hesselman (.NL), to seek volunteers to initiate the steps of the process and draft a charter for the implementation working group, in close cooperation with the secretariat and present it to the Council, as soon as feasible.

 
25 June 2014 Closure of CRI WG

96-11:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the Final Report of the Contact Respository Working Group and according to its charter the Working Group is closed. The ccNSO Council thanks the chair of the Working Group and its members for their work. The ccNSO adopts the recommendation to initiate the implementation of a secure email list, in coordination with other initiatives.

 
25 June 2014 Charter Drafting IANA Coordination Committee

96-10:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its Secretariat to draft a charter for a coordination committee on IANA Stewardship Transition and Accountability. The purpose of this group is to coordinate the ccNSO and broader ccTLD efforts to participate in the IANA Stewardship Transition Process and Enhancing ICANN's Accountability Process and coordinate the efforts of the ccNSO with other efforts aimed at including the broader ccTLD community in the process and finally coordinate the interrelation between the processes from a ccNSO and broader ccTLD perspective.

Further, the membership of this group should at least comprise ex-officio of:

  • The chair of the ccNSO and chair of the ccNSO Meetings Program Working Group
  • The chair of the SOP Working Group
  • The members selected on the Coordination Committee
  • The members to be appointed on the future cross-community working group on IANA stewardship transition process
  • The members of the working groups related to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process
 
25 June 2014 Call for Nominations IANA Coordination Committee

96-09:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its chair to finalise the call for nominations, including the criteria for selection of the 4 ccTLD members on the Coordination Committee and send it to the Council for final approval by 26 June noon UTC. The secretariat is requested to send out the approved call for self-nominations and refer the nominations received to the Selection Committee upon receiving the nomination.

The names of nominees shall be published on the ccNSO Website.

 
25 June 2014 ccTLD World Email List

96-08:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its Secretariat to set-up an email list, including email contacts to all ccTLDs and solely for the purpose to inform and engage the community in the IANA Stewardship Transition Process.

 
25 June 2014 Formation of Selection Committee

96-07:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to establish a 5-members Selection Committee to select the 4 members on the IANA Stewardship Transition Process Coordination Committee. All members of the Selection Committee shall be from the ccTLD community. The Selection Committee will include at least two members of the ccNSO Council, including its chair, one member of a Board of a regional TLD organization and one non-ccNSO member. Its task is to review the applications and select the 4 ccTLD members of the Coordination Committee to the ccNSO Council by 2 July or as soon as possible thereafter prior to an urgent special meeting of the ccNSO Council. In its review and selection, the committee will take into account and be guided by the criteria for selection included in the call for nominations.

The chair of the ccNSO is requested to seek members and nominate the members of the selection committee as soon as possible and send it to the Council for final approval by 26 June noon UTC.

Interviews of candidates may be conducted.

Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible as candidates for the Coordination Committee.

 
25 June 2014 Call for Volunteers Charter Drafting

96-06:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request its Secretariat to send out a call to the ccTLD community for the 4 volunteers to the charter drafting team as soon as possible after closure of the Council meeting. It also resolved to request its Secretariat to indicate that those who are interested may attend the informal meeting of the envisioned drafting group during the London meeting. The volunteers would be appointed by an email decision of the Council as soon as possible, but no later then 4 July 2014, 23.59 UTC.

 
25 June 2014 Participation in IANA CCWG and Appointment of Co-Chair

96-05:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to participate in the team to draft a charter for a cross-community working group on the IANA stewardship transition process and to appoint its chair Byron Holland as one of the co-chairs.

The ccNSO Council further agreed to discuss and make a decision on the adoption of the proposed charter through an email vote, once submitted and made available by the co-chairs of the drafting team.

 
25 June 2014 Appointment of CCWG Framework Principles Co-Chair

96-04:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Becky Burr (.us) as ccNSO co-chair of Working Group for the Development of a Framework of Principles for Cross-Community Working Groups. The secretariat is requested to inform the GNSO and the GNSO appointed co-chair of the Working Group accordingly.

 
25 June 2014 Appointment of UCTN Co-Chair

96-03:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Lise Fuhr (.dk) as ccNSO co-chair of the Cross-Community Working Group on Use of Country/Territory Names as TLDs. The secretariat is requested to inform the GNSO and the GNSO appointed co-chairs of the Working Group accordingly.

 
25 June 2014 Appointment of SOP Interim Chair

96-02:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Giovanni Seppia (.EU) as Interim chair of the SOP Working Group until the Los Angeles meeting. The secretariat is requested to inform the Working Group accordingly.

 
25 June 2014 Formation of Statement Drafting Team

96-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to approve .RO (Romania) and welcomes .RO as member 151 of the ccNSO.

 
22 May 2014 Formation of Statement Drafting Team

95-02:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint the following community members to form a drafting team to prepare a ccNSO Council Statement on ICANN's proposal to enhance ICANN's accountability process:

From IANA Transfer Coordination Committee:
Becky Burr, .us
Keith Davidson, .nz
Byron Holland, .ca

Other Volunteers:
Martin Boyle, .uk
Hiro Hotta, .jp
Daniel Kalchev, .bg
Barrack Otieno, AfTLD
Nigel Roberts, .gg & .je
Paul Szyndler, .au
Mathieu Weill, .fr
Jorg Schweiger .de 

The Council further requested Mathieu Weill (.fr) to chair this effort.

The Council also requested its Chair to submit a placeholder statement, noting that the time for submissions is very limited.

 
22 May 2014 Approval of .mh Membership Application

95-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to approve .mh (Marshall Islands) as ccNSO member number 150.

 
13 May 2014 Adoption of Quorum IC Statement of Purpose

94-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the statement of purpose for the Quorum Interpretation Committee, which goal is to clarify the various options and their implication of "non-voting", including abstaining from vote, are perceived by the community and recommend a further course of action to the council. Katrina Sataki was appointed Chair of the Quorum Interpretation Committee.

 
26 March 2014 Approval of .id Membership Application

93-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to approve .id (Indonesia) as members of the ccNSO.

 
26 March 2014 Formation of IANA Transfer Coordination Committee

93-02:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to appoint Byron Holland, Keith Davidson and Becky Burr as ccNSO Process Coordination Committee with respect to IANA Functions Transition Process. The purpose of this committee is to coordinate the ccNSO efforts to participate in the IANA Functions Transition Process, and coordinate the ccNSO with other efforts aimed at including the broad ccTLD community in the process. The committee may invite other members of the ccTLD community to participate in the work of the committee, if deemed necessary and appropriate.

 
26 March 2014 Closure of JIG WG

93-03:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt following points regarding the JIG Working Group:

  1. The ccNSO Council believes that in view of the ongoing community work at ICANN on these issues the JIG may now be closed, and will terminate the extension of the JIG as outlined in the charter.
  2. The ccNSO Council will continue to monitor the progress of the various community-based efforts to resolve the issues raised by the JIG, and will evaluate the need for any further policy or policy related work on a periodic basis; and
  3. The ccNSO Council thanks the JIG for all its hard work in ensuring that solutions to these important issues are developed through community-based efforts.
 
26 March 2014 Formation of CWG-WG

93-04:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to:

  1. Adopt the Charter and appoint Becky Burr as the ccNSO Council liaison to the CWG that will develop the Final Framework;
  2. Coordinate next steps with the GNSO Council to jointly issue a call for volunteers for the CWG; and
  3. Until such time as the CWG select its co-chairs for the Working Group and those co-chairs are confirmed by the ccNSO and GNSO Councils, the ccNSO Council liaison to the CWG shall serve as the interim co-chair from the ccNSO.
 
26 March 2014 Formation of UCTN WG

93-05:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to:

  1. Adopt the Charter and appoint Paul Szyndler as the Interim ccNSO Co-Chair to the Cross-Community Working Group to advice on the feasibility of a framework for the use of Country and Territory names as TLDs, and develop such a framework if deemed feasible.
  2. Collaborate with the other SOs and ACs to issue a call for volunteers for this CWG, each in accordance with its own rules. The secretariat is requested to coordinate the call for volunteers.
 
26 March 2014 Adoption of Election Review Recommendations

93-06:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the recommendations of its Election Review Committee:

  1. The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to look into possibilities of developing a new voting system, which allows ach member to handle and update their own data and which is linked to a voting tool making it the voting much easier to handle.
  2. The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to update the ccNSO Election Guidelines with the additional wording: " Only ccNSO Primary or Secondary Contacts, as listed in the ccNSO Database, are eligible to nominate or second a candidate" in the appropriate section.
  3. The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to update the ccNSO Election Guidelines with the additional wording: Self-Nominations or Secondments are not allowed" in the appropriate section.
  4. The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to continue its activities on awareness raising campaigns, when necessary.
 
26 March 2014 Adoption of Roles and Responsibilities

93-07:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the assignment of tasks as proposed in the assignment of roles and responsibilities March 2014.

 
26 March 2014 Thank you to SGNIC

93-08:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to thank the Singapore registry SGNIC for their involvement in and sponsorship of the ICANN meeting.

 
26 March 2014 Thank you to Cocktail Sponsors

93-09:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to thank the sponsors of the ccTLD Cocktail: InternetNZ, APTLD, Nominet and SGNIC.

 
26 March 2014 Thank you to departing Councillor Roelof Meijer

93-10:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to thank Roelof Meijer for all his hard work on the Council and for his consistent support of the ccNSO.

 
26 February 2014 Formation of the Ad Hoc Study Group Internet Governance

92-01 (per email vote, supporting meeting 92)

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO:

  1. Adopt the proposed statement on purpose and scope of activities "Internet Governance" study group.
  2. Appoint its chair Byron Holland (.ca) as the chair of the group, and request the chair to ask the volunteers, who already keep track of the developments to participate as volunteer of this group.
  3. Request the secretariat to set-up a webpage on the ccNSO web-site with purpose to disseminate relevant information to the ccNSO membership and ccTLD community at-large
 
26 February 2014 Ceasing sponsored ccNSO Lunches at ICANN meetings 

92-02 (per email vote, supporting meeting 92)

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO:

Cease the organisation of the ccNSO sponsored lunches as of the ccNSO meeting in London (22-26 June 2014) and to inform the ccNSO membership and broader ccTLD community accordingly during the ccNSO meeting in Singapore (25-26 March 2014).

 
19 February 2014 Approval of .BW Membership Application   2-2014: Membership Approved
23 January 2014 Invitation to participate in Cross-Community Working Group on Working Group Principles

91-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to:

  1. Participate in the new GNSO initiated cross-community drafting team as suggested,
  2. Appoint Becky Burr as co-chair of the Working Group.
  3. To call for volunteers once the WG has been formally established
 
15 January 2014 Approval of .AS Membership Application   1-2014: Membership Approved