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2016

Date Topic Resolutions and Decisions
15 December 2016 Election report

Intermeeting decision

Adoption Election report special Election North American region

15 December 2016 Adoption ccNSO Council Response

Intermeeting decision

Adoption ccNSO Council response SO/AC Accountability survey CCWG-Accountability.

15 December 2016 Appointment – CCWG new gTLD Auctions proceeds

124-01

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO appoint Ching Chiao, Peter Vergote and Mathieu Weill as ccNSO appointed members to the CCWG new gTLD Auction proceeds, and request the secretariat to inform both the volunteers.

15 December 2016 Extension – call for volunteer ccNSO Liaison to ALAC

124-02

THE CCSNO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO send out a call for volunteers again and closes the former call. The secretariat is requested to send out this call as soon as possible and leave it open until 10 January 2017.

15 December 2016 Appointment – drafting team charter ccNSO PDP Working Group

124-03

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO appoint all persons, listed and who applied as member of the charter drafting team for the charter of the WG review mechanism and WG retirement of ccTLDs. The newly appointed member together with the PDP Issue Manager need to appoint a chair and vice-chair. The Council expects the drafts to be ready by the Copenhagen meeting for discussion with the ccTLD community. The secretariat is requested to inform both the volunteers.

15 December 2016 Participation in Security and Stability Review 2 process

124-04 A

The ccNSO Council decides that the ccNSO will participate in the Security and Stability Review 2 process, a specific review as foreseen in Section 4.6 of the ICANN Bylaws.

124-04 B

The ccNSO Council decides to use the selection method described in the ccNSO Guideline: ccNSO Nominations Specific Review Teams (https://ccnso.icann.org/about/guideline-ccnso-nominations-specific-revie...) to nominate 3 candidates / up to 7 candidates in order of preference.

15 December 2016 Request to WG EPSRP

124-05

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO request the WG EPSRP to review its Final Report to take into account SSAC 088 if deemed necessary. It is further requested to include and document process steps since its final report was produced (for example the meeting in Hyderabad). Finally, the WG is requested to provide a brief analysis of SSAC 088, including but not limited to, whether the points raised have been addressed and other relevant observations.

7 November 2016 ICANN Board Seat number 11

123-01

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the Selection Report for the Board Seat 11 Nomination Process, and thanks Joke Braeken for her work as Nomination Manager.

The ccNSO Council nominates Chris Disspain to be designated by the Empowered Community Administrative Committee to fill ICANN Board Seat number 11 starting at the end of ICANN's Annual General Meeting in 2017 for a term of three years.

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

7 November 2016 General Election - 2017

123-02

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the Election Report for the General Council Elections 2017, and thanks Joke for her 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 end of the Council Copenhagen meeting, at ICANN 57 meeting.

7 November 2016 Special Council Elections – African Region 2017

123-03

The ccNSO Council adopts the Election Report for the Special Council Elections for the African Region 2017, and thanks Joke for her work as Election Process Manager.

The ccNSO Council congratulates Abdalla Omari, the elected candidate and notes that Abdalla will take his seat at the end of this ccNSO Council meeting and his term ends in March 2018.

7 November 2016 Adoption of timeline – Council Vacancy North American region

123-04

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the timeline as proposed for the special ccNSO Council for the North American region to fill the vacancy on the Council from that region.

123.04b

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLEVED TO appoint Joke Braeken as Election Manager for the special ccNSO Council for the North American region.

7 November 2016 Adoption of charter – ccTLD World list

123-05

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the proposed charter of the ccTLD World list, and request the secretariat to take all steps necessary to align the current procedures and subscriptions with those proposed in the adopted charter and inform the ccTLD community accordingly.

7 November 2016 Guideline adption – Special review teams

123-06

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO ADOPT the ccNSO Guideline: ccNSO Nominations to Specific Review Teams as proposed by the ccNSO Guideline Review Committee (GRC WG)

The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to publish the above mentioned 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.

7 November 2016 Adoption final report of the CCWG to develop a Uniform Framework of Principles and Recommendations for Cross Community Working Groups

123-07

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the final report of the CCWG to develop a Uniform Framework of Principles and Recommendations for Cross Community Working Groups and the framework proposed by this CCWG. The ccNSO Council invites ICANN's advisory committees and Address Supporting Organisation to also adopt the framework.

The secretariat is requested to post the final report and include the framework as guideline to guide the creation of cross-community working groups once it has become effective, 7 days after publication.

The ccNSO Council congratulates the CCWG with the end result and want to thank the members, in particular the co-chairs Becky Burr (ccNSO co-chair) and John Berard (GNSO co-chair) for their hard work.

7 November 2016 Call for volunteers

123-08

At the request of the Issue manager, the ccNSO Council requests the ccNSO secretariat to send out a call for volunteers as soon as possible for one or two drafting teams for charters of the working groups to:

  • Develop the review mechanism of decision pertaining to the delegation, transfer, revocation and retirement of ccTLDs and
  • Develop recommendations for a policy on the retirement of ccTLDs.

The draft charters will be included in the Issue Report, which should be available for consideration by the Council at its meeting in Copenhagen (ICANN 58). The drafting teams should take into account and be guided by the documentation suggested by the Issue Manager.

7 November 2016 Adoption of charter – CCWG New gTLD Auction Proceeds

123-09

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the charter of the CCWG new gTLD Auction Proceeds and by adopting will participate as one of the chartering organisations. The chair of the ccNSO is requested to inform her counterparts in the other Supporting Organisations and Advisory Committees accordingly.

The ccNSO secretariat is requested to send out a call for volunteers to fill the slate of 2-5 ccNSO appointed members. The call for volunteers should include specific reference to the requirements in the charter. Further, this call for volunteers is not limited to the ccTLD community. Representatives of organisations, closely related to ccTLD managers, with experience in the areas to be considered by the CCWG new gTLD Auction proceeds. The Council will use its usual procedure to appoint a limited number of members on a (CC) WG.

7 November 2016 Call for volunteer – ccNSO liaison to the ALAC

123-10

THE CCNSO RESOLVED TO request the secretariat to run a call for volunteer for ccNSO liaison to the ALAC as soon as possible to fill the vacancy.

7 November 2016 Appointment – ccNSO Travel Funding Committee and Triage Committee

123-11

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt Christelle Vaval as member of the ccNSO Travel Funding Committee and Triage committee taking effect after the meeting.

13 October 2016 Closure of CWG-Stewardship

122-01

The ccNSO wholeheartedly welcomes the completion of the IANA Stewardship Transition on 1 October 2016, and congratulates the ICANN community, and in particular the membership and support staff of the CWG –Stewardship with this historic outcome and with this demonstration of the strengths of the multi-stakeholder process.

With the completion of the Transition, THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO agree with the CWG-Stewardship that the work of the CWG has been completed, and in accordance with the CWG-charter requests the chair of the ccNSO to thank and congratulate the membership of the CWG-Stewardship, in particular the ccNSO appointed members and participants from ccTLD community for their enormous efforts and the result, and to notify the CWG – Stewardship that form a ccNSO perspective the CWG may be dissolved.

13 October 2016 Closure of ISTACC

122-02

With the completion of the Transition, THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED to close the IANA Stewardship Transition and Accountability Coordination Committee (ISTACC) as suggested in its charter. The ccNSO Council want to thank all past and current members of the ISTACC for their contributions and efforts to achieve the Transition. The chair of the ccNSO is requested to inform the members of ISTACC group accordingly and the secretariat is requested to take all necessary steps to close ISTACC.

13 October 2016 Closure of ISTC

122-03

With the completion of the Transition, THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED to close the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Committee (ISTC). The ccNSO Council want to thank all past and current members of the ISTC for their contributions and efforts to achieve the Transition. The chair of the ccNSO is requested to inform the members of ISTC group accordingly and the secretariat is requested to take all necessary steps to close ISTC.

4 October 2016 Selection of RZERC replacement

Intermeeting decision

Selection replacement Katrina Sataki ccNSO appointed RZERC: Peter Koch

30 September 2016 Selection and appointment EC Admin Committee

Intermeeting decision

Selection and Appointment EC Admin Committee: Stephen Deerhake members on CSC

30 September 2016 Instruction letter to ICANN

Intermeeting decision

Approval to be included in Instruction Letter to ICANN with respect to IANA Intellectual Property Rights

30 September 2016 Decision to participate

Intermeeting decision

Decision to participate as ccNSO in CWG Auction Proceeds (30 September 2016), pending formal approval of charter

9 September 2016 ccNSO Council Statement

Intermeeting decision

ccNSO Council Statement / input public comment IANA Naming Functions Agreement

1 September 2016 Guideline Adoption

121-01

Under the assumption and conditional to the ICANN 27 May 2016 becoming effective on 1 October 2016, the ccNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO ADOPT the following Guidelines as proposed by the ccNSO Guideline Review Committee (GRC WG):

  • – ccNSO Guideline: Board Seat 11 and 12 Nomination
  • – ccNSO Guideline: Selection and appointment ccNSO member Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC)
  • – ccNSO Guideline: Appointment ccNSO representative Empowered Community Administration Committee

The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to publish the above mentioned Guidelines as soon as possible on the ccNSO Website, inform the community accordingly, and archive those Guidelines which will be replaced by the adopted version.

The adopted Guidelines will become effective 7 days after publication of the Guidelines and Charters on the ccNSO Website and under condition that ICANN's 27 May 2016 Bylaws become effective on 1 October 2016.

1 September 2016 Timeline General ccNSO Council Election and appointment of Election Manager

121-02

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the timeline for the general ccNSO Council election 2017 as proposed.

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO appoint Joke Braeken as Election Manager for the ccNSO Council Election Process 2016.

1 September 2016 Timeline Special Election and appointment of Election Manager

121-03

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the timeline as proposed for the special ccNSO Council for the African region to fill the vacancy on the Council from that region.

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO appoint Joke Braeken as Election Manager for the special ccNSO Council for the African region to fill the vacancy on the Council from that region

1 September 2016 Timeline Board Seat 11 and appointment of appointment of nomination/selection manager.

121-04

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the proposed timeline for the Board Seat 11 Selection/Nomination procedure (whatever is appropriate).

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO appoint Joke Braeken as the Nomination/Selection Manager for the Board Seat 11 Selection/Nomination procedure (whatever is appropriate).

11 August 2016 Interim appointment Chair ccNSO as member of RZERC

Intermeeting decision

In order to meet the 15 August deadline, the ccNSO Council has appointed its chair Katrina Sataki (.lv) on an interim basis as member of the Root Zone Evolution Review Committee (RZERC), the group that will be reviewing issues relating to the architecture and operational systems for the DNS Root Zone as it evolves.

10 August 2016 Approval full-slate CSC and joint ccNSO/GNSO Council statement

Intermeeting decision

Joint Statement from the Country Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO) and the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) re: Appointment of Members and Liaisons to the Customer Standing Committee (please add a link to here https://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/ccnso-gnso-statement-csc-10aug16-en.pdf)

5 August 2016 Selection CCWG Accountability Members

Intermeeting decision

As chartering organization, the ccNSO has been asked to appoint up to five (5) members of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability). As two of the five members have stepped down, the ccNSO Council recently initiated a process to seek replacement for two members on the CCWG Accountability. Stepped down: Roelof Meijer (.nl) and Eberhard Lisse (.na). At the start of August 2016, he ccNSO council has selected 2 new candidates, after a call for volunteers (https://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/ccwg-accountability-volunteers-15jul16-en.pdf), namely Rosalia Morales Acosta (.cr) and
Garth Miller (.cx)

5 August 2016 Selection NomCom appointee

Intermeeting decision

Based on the preferences received up until the deadline of 5 August, 17:00 UTC, Jörg Schweiger has been selected as the ccNSO representative to the FY2017 NomCom.

26 July 2016 Special Council election Deferral

Intermeeting decision

Deferral of Special Council election AF region (to replace Vika Mpisane) to same period as regular Council elections

22 July 2016 Selection and Appointment ccNSO members on CSC

Intermeeting decision

As agreed by Council resolution the two candidates who received the most supportive votes would be selected. Accordingly, the following persons were selected (in alphabetical order):

  • Jay Daley
  • Byron Holland
1 July 2016 Approval of application from .dk (Denmark) as the 160th member of the ccNSO

120-01:

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO approve the application of the ccTLD manager of .dk and welcomes Dansk Internet Forum (DIFO), the ccTLD manager for .dk (Denmark), as the 160st member of the ccNSO.

1 July 2016 Mandate to the ccNSO Guidelines Review Committee

120-02:

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO request and mandate the ccNSO Guideline Review Committee to do all what is necessary including, but not limited to, reaching out and coordinating with other SO/ACs and ICANN staff to develop all processes and procedures the ccNSO should implement according and flowing from the ICANN Bylaws as adopted by the ICANN Board on 27 May 2016. The GRC is requested to present these rules and procedures to the ccTLD community and for adoption by the ccNSO Council.

1 July 2016 Validation of FY17 budget

120-03:

THE CCNSO COUNCIL RESOLVED TO validate the FY 17 budget for the CCWG-Accountability and agrees with the formal process as proposed to deal with additional expense requests.

1 July 2016 Call for volunteers – CCWG-Accountability

120-04:

As the CCWG-Accountability will now start with WS 2. Given the expected and extended time commitment of membership, the Council requests its chair to ask the ccNSO appointed members on the CCWG to indicate whether they want to remain on the CCWG-Accountability as member.

If one or more members indicate they want to end their membership, the secretariat is requested to launch a call for membership on the CCWG. Council will use the same selection process as for the original appointments (https://community.icann.org/display/CSPFCWGOIA/ccNSO+Selection+Process+for+Cross-Community+Working+Group+on+ICANN+Accountability).

1 July 2016 Call for expression of interest – Customer Standing Committee

120-05:

In accordance with the ccNSO Guideline: ccNSO Actions Respecting the Customer Standing Committee, the ccNSO Council instructs the Secretariat to issue the call for Expression of Interest for membership of the CSC on 30 June 2016 and close call on Friday 15 July 17.00 UTC. The call for expression should be send to all emails available, the ccTLDWorld@icann.org, ccTLD community and ccNSO members email lists. The Expressions of Interest should be send to the following email address: ccNSO-CSC-EOI@icann.org. After closure of the Call for Expression the secretariat is instructed to transmit all Expression of Interest to all individual Councillors eligible to select members of the CSC no later than Saturday 16 July 17.00 UTC.

1 July 2016 Establishment of sub-group of Council to select candidates for the Customer Standing Committee

120-06:

In accordance the ccNSO Guideline: ccNSO Actions Respecting the Customer Standing Committee (CSC), the ccNSO Council establishes a sub-group of the Council, the CSC Selection Committee, of 6 Councillors eligible to select candidates for the CSC (5 ccNSO members appointed Councillors, one from every ICANN region and 1 NomCom appointed Councillor). This group is mandated to coordinate with the RySG and formally appoint the two candidates selected by the ccNSO Council. Further the ccNSO Council mandates the CSC Selection Committee to coordinate and approve with the GNSO Council the full slate of membership (members and liaisons) in accordance with the charter of the CSC.

The following Councillors are appointed as CSC selection committee:

  • Katrina Sataki (.lv, Europe)
  • Ching Chao (NomCom appointee)
  • Margarita Valdes (.cl, LAC)
  • Stephen Deerhake (.as, NA)
  • Hiro Hotta (.jp, AP)
  • Abibu Ntahgiye, (.tz, AF)
1 July 2016 Request for Issue Report

120-07:

  1. In accordance with Annex B section 1 of the ICANN Bylaws the ccNSO Council requests an Issue Report, which should address the following topics:
    1. Whether or not the ccNSO should initiate the ccNSO Policy Development Process on the retirement of ccTLDs and review mechanism for decision 1 See DRD WG Final Report, page 19, http://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/drd-wg-final-report-07mar11-en.pdf and Council Decision 16 March 2011, http://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/minutes-council-16mar11-en.pdf pertaining to the delegation, transfer, revocation and retirement of ccTLDs.
    2. Whether or not to initiate a ccPDP to develop a policy on Review Mechanism first and defer the decision on the Retirement to a later stage, and if so, when the decision should be taken; and
    3. Whether or not to convene a Taskforce or use other method to address these issues. In addition, if the conclusion of the Issue Report is to initiate a ccNSO Policy Development Process, the ccNSO Council requests that the Issue Report include a proposed time line for conducting each of the stages of PDP outlined herein (PDP Time Line).
  2. In preparing the Issue Report, and, in proposing a time line for conducting each stage of the ccPDP the Issue Manager should take into consideration and be guided by the following documents:
  3. In accordance with Annex B section 2 of the ICANN Bylaws the ccNSO Council appoints Bart Boswinkel, ccNSO senior policy advisor as Issue Manager.
  4. To establish a Council sub-committee to act as a steering group for the PDP, and to liaise with and assist the Issue Manager on behalf of the Council, up and until the Council decides whether or not to initiate a ccPDP on review mechanism and retirement of ccTLDs (foreseen to take place at the Hyderabad face-to face meeting). The sub-committee will have 6 members consisting of one (1) Councillor from each of ICANN geographic regions, including the vice-chair overseeing the policy and policy related activities, and one (1) NomCom appointed Councilor. The initial members of the PDP Oversight Committee are:
    1. Debbie Monahan (.nz, AP Region)
    2. Demi Getschko (.br, LAC Region) chair
    3. Peter Vergote (.be, EU Region)
    4. Becky Burr (.us, NA Region)
    5. Souleymane Oumtanaga (.ci, AF Region)
    6. Ching Chao (NomCom appointed Councillor)
  5. The secretariat is requested is publish this resolution as soon as possible and upon publication it becomes effective.
16 June 2016 Approval of application from .ba (Bosnia and Herzogovina) as the 159th member of the ccNSO

119-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO approve the application of the ccTLD manager of .ba and welcomes Universtiy Telinformatic Centre (UTIC), the ccTLD manager for .ba (Bosnia and Herzogovina), as the 159th member of the ccNSO.

16 June 2016 Approval of membership to the Cross Community Working Group on Use of Country and Territory names and TLDs.

119-02:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO approve the membership of Timo Võhmar, .ee, of the cross-community working group on use of country and territory names as TLDs. The secretariat is requested to inform the co-chairs of the WG and take all other necessary steps to include Timo as ccNSO appointed member of the WG.

16 June 2016 Adoption of the ccNSO Actions Respecting the Customer Standing Committee guideline

119-03:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the ccNSO Guideline: ccNSO Actions Respecting the Customer Standing Committee and request the secretariat to publish it on the ccNSO website as soon as possible and this Guideline will become effective 7 days after publication. The ccNSO Council requests its chair to inform the community of the adoption of the Guideline.

23 May 2016 Adoption of new members to the Travel Funding Committee, Triage Committee, Membership Application oversight; Adoption of Guidelines/Charters; Appointment of volunteers Guideline Review Committee

Intermeeting decision

Adoption of new members to the Travel Funding Committee, Triage Committee, Membership Application oversight

Triage committee – Celia Lerman Friedman, Margarita Valdes, Debbie Monahan
Travel Funding Committee – Celia Lerman Friedman, Young Eum Lee, Soulemane Oumtanaga
Membership Application Oversight – Abibu Ntahigiye

Adoption of new guidelines:

  • Guideline: ccNSO Work Plan
  • Guideline: ccNSO Working Groups
  • Guideline: ccNSO Roles and Responsibilities
  • Guideline: ccNSO Statements
  • Guideline: ccNSO Meetings
  • Guideline: ccNSO Collaboration Groups with Limited Scope

Charters:

  • Charter: ccNSO Meetings Programme Work Group
  • Charter: ccNSO Council Triage Committee

Adoption of change to the Travel Funding Guideline – it was agreed that the Council would go back to the guideline and revise it by the end of the year

Appointment of additional volunteers to the Guideline Review Committee.

The volunteers are:

  • Christelle Vaval
  • Martin Boyle
  • Maarten Simon
12 May 2016 Adoption of revised statement of purpose of the ccNSO IANA Stewardship Transition and Accountability Coordination Committee

118-01:

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the revised statement of purpose of the ccNSO IANA Stewardship Transition and Accountability coordination committee. The ccNSO Council appoints its vice-chair Byron Holland as chair of the committee. The secretariat is requested to inform all current members of the ISTACC on the changed mandate and invite and adjust membership according to the adopted purpose statement.

14 April 2016 Appointment of ccNSO Programme Work Group Chair

117-01

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO appoint Alejandra Reynoso as chair of the ccNSO Programme WG. The secretariat is requested to inform the members of the Programme WG, relevant ICANN staff accordingly, and update the webpage of the WG.

29 April 2016 ccNSO face-to-face meetings will be open to observers

117-02

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO make

  1. All face-to-face ccNSO, ccNSO Council or ccNSO chartered Working group meetings shall be open to observers, unless a majority of the voting members present at the meeting resolve to close the meeting due to the confidential nature of the topic being dealt with.
    If so, that part of the meeting shall only be closed to observers for the duration of the deliberations of the confidential item.
  2. The ccNSO Guideline Review Committee is requested to update the relevant Guidelines accordingly, and submit them to Council for adoption.
  3. The chair of the Council is requested to inform the chairs of the ccNSO chartered WG's of this Council decision.
22 April 2016 Adoption of ccNSO 2016-2018 Work Plan

117-03

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the ccNSO 2016-2018 Work Plan and schedule and requests the secretariat to update the work plan monthly and in accordance with the ccNSO Work Plan.

30 March 2016 Adoption of Guidelines and Charters as proposed by the ccNSO Guidelines Review Committee

116-09

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO adopt the following Guidelines and Charters as proposed by the ccNSO Guideline Review Committee (GRC WG):

  • Guideline: ccNSO Work Plan
  • Guideline: ccNSO Working Groups
  • Guideline: ccNSO Roles and Responsibilities
  • Guideline: ccNSO Statements
  • Guideline: ccNSO Meetings
  • Guideline: ccNSO Collaboration Groups with a Limited Scope

Charters

  • Charter: ccNSO Meeting Programme WG
  • Charter: ccNSO Council Triage Committee

The ccNSO Secretariat is requested to publish the above mentioned Guidelines and Charter as soon as possible after adoption by the Charter on the ccNSO Website, inform the community accordingly, and archive those Guidelines which will be replaced by the adopted version.

The Guidelines will become effective 7 days after publication of the Guidelines and Charters on the ccNSO Website.

9 March 2016 Resolution on the Final Supplemental Proposal of the Cross Community Working Group Accountability Work Stream 1

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Background

On 14 March 2014, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention to transition key Internet functions to the global multi-stakeholder community. The NTIA requested that ICANN "convene a multistakeholder process to develop a plan to transition the U.S. government stewardship role" with regard to the IANA Functions and related root zone management.

During discussions around the transition process, the community raised the broader topic of the impact of the change on ICANN's accountability given its historical contractual relationship with the United States and NTIA. Accountability in this context is defined, according to the NETmundial multistakeholder statement, as the existence of mechanisms for independent checks and balances as well as for review and redress.

On 20 November 2014 the ccNSO chartered a Cross Community Working Group to enhance ICANN's Accountability (CCWG-Accountability). The other chartering organizations are the ALAC, GAC, GNSO, and SSAC

After intense deliberations and discussions and three consultations of the broad community, the co-chairs of the CWG-Accountability submitted its Final Supplemental Report Work Stream 1 to the chartering organizations on 23 February 2016 to seek their approval for submission of the proposal to the ICANN Board of Directors.

In its Final Report, the CWG-Stewardship has noted that the proposal is significantly dependent and expressly conditioned upon the implementation of ICANN-level accountability mechanisms by the CCWG-Accountability. The CWG-Stewardship has informed the ccNSO Council that the CCWG-Accountability Proposals, if implemented substantially as envisioned, will meet the requirements that the CWG-Stewardship has previously communicated to the CCWG.

The ccNSO Council notes for the record the extensive outreach and engagement efforts to the broad ccTLD community relating to the CCWG-Accountability work by the CCWG-Accountability, the ccNSO appointed members on the CCWG –Accountability members and ccTLD participants, the Regional ccTLD Organizations and the ccNSO itself. In particular the ccNSO Council notes the extensive consultation of the ccTLD community present at the ccNSO meetings in Buenos Aires (ICANN 53), Dublin (ICANN 54) and Marrakesh (ICANN 55).

After intense discussions with the ccTLD managers present at the Marrakesh ccNSO meeting (March 2016), the ccTLD managers present expressed their broad support for the Proposals contained in the CCWG-Accountability Final Supplemental Proposal Work Stream 1.

Resolution

  1. The ccNSO Council notes and welcomes the exemplary, long and intensive consultation efforts and process the CCWG-Accountability went through to gather input and feed-back from the community and wholeheartedly thanks all members and participants of the CCWG-Accountability for all its hard work.
  2. Taking into account the outreach, engagement and consultation efforts of the CCWG-Accountability, the outreach and engagement efforts of the ccNSO appointed members on this CCWG, and those of the ccNSO and Regional ccTLD Organizations, and taking into account the extensive consultation of the ccTLD community present in Buenos Aires (ICANN 53), Dublin (ICANN 54) and Marrakesh (ICANN 55) the ccNSO Council is in a position to take a decision on whether it supports the submission of the CWG-Stewardship Proposals to the ICG.
  3. The ccNSO Council notes that the CWG-Stewardship has indicated that the recommendations contained in the Final Supplemental Report meet the conditional requirements of the CWG-Stewardship.
  4. The ccNSO Council notes the very broad, but not unanimous support for the Proposals contained in the Final Supplemental CCWG- Accountability Work Stream 1 Report by the ccTLD community present at the Marrakesh meeting.
  5. Taking into account the level of support by the ccTLDs present for CCWG-Accountabilities Proposals contained in its Final Supplemental Report, the ccNSO Council very broadly supports submission of the CCWG-Accountability Final Supplementary Report Work Stream 1 to the ICANN Board of Directors.
  6. Further the ccNSO Council supports that the CCWG-Accountability oversees the implementation of its Work Stream 1 Recommendations and thus allowing the CCWG-Accountability to provide input and clarifications to questions or issues arise with respect to the implementation of its recommendations.
  7. The ccNSO Council requests the secretariat to publish this resolution as soon as possible after the closure of this ccNSO Council meeting. In accordance to the rules of the ccNSO (http://ccnso.icann.org/about/ccnso-rules-dec04-en.pdf), the decisions in this resolution will become effective sodd days after publication of these decisions by the Council. For the interim, the chair of the ccNSO is requested to inform the co-chairs of the CWG-Accountability of this decision of the ccNSO Council under the assumption the decision is effective and subsequently, after sodd (7) days, whether the decision has become effective.
9 March 2016 Approval of ccNSO Guidelines Review Mandate

116-02

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO request and mandate the ccNSO Guideline Review Committee to do all what is necessary including, but not limited to, reaching out and coordinating with other SO/AC s and ICANN staff to develop all processes and procedures the CWG-Stewardship suggested the ccNSO should implement. The GRC is requested to present these rules and procedures to the ccTLDs present at the ccNSO meeting at ICANN 56 and for adoption by the ccNSO Council.

9 March 2016 Call for additional volunteers: Guidelines Review Committee

116-03

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED request the secretariat to seek additional volunteers for the GRC as soon as possible, in particular community members who actively participated in the development of the CWG-Stewardship Proposal. The ccNSO Council will appoint these additional members as soon as feasible.

9 March 2016 Appointment of TLD-OPS Steering Committee – Extended

116-04

THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to extend the appointment of the current below listed members of the TLD-OPS steering committee for one year, up and until the ccNSO Council meeting at ICANN 58:
Frederico Neves (.br)
Jacques Latour (.ca)
Erwin Lansing (.dk)
Ali Haji Mahdi (.km)
Cristian Hesselman (.nl)
Abibu Ntahigiye (.tz)

9 March 2016 Call for volunteers – TLD OPS Steering Committee

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THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to request the secretariat to prepare a call for volunteers jointly with the TLD-OPS Steering Committee and then to send out the call for volunteers on the appropriate email-list to seek one additional volunteer from the Asian Pacific region to serve on the TLD-OPS Steering Committee.

9 March 2016 Appointment of Council Chair

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THE COUNCIL RESOLVED select Katrina Sataki to serve as the Chair of the ccNSO, for the term of one year, up until the end of the in person ccNSO Council meeting at ICANN 58.

9 March 2016 Appointment of Vice-Chair (1)

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THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to select Byron Holland to serve as vice-chair 1 of the ccNSO up and until the end of the in person ccNSO Council meeting at ICANN 58.

9 March 2016 Appointment of Vice-Chair (2)

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THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to select Demi Getschko to serve as vice-chair 2 of the ccNSO up and until the end of the in person ccNSO Council meeting at ICANN 58.

21 January 2016 Adoption of appointed member - CWG-Stewardship

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THE COUNCIL RESOLVED to adopt the report on the replacement of a ccNSO appointed member of the CWG-Stewardship and appoints Maarten Simon as newly ccNSO appointed member of the CWG-Stewardship. The secretariat is requested to inform Maarten and the co-chairs of the CWG-Stewardship.

21 January 2016 Approval of Program Work Group Recommendation

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THE COUNCIL RESOLVED TO welcome the advice of the Program WG. Based on the advice the ccNSO Council decides to continue with three (3) meetings a year, at least until the end of the year 2017. The ccNSO Council will revisit the topic by August 2017 to organize the community assessment of the new format as advised. The Council itself will revisit the topic at the end of 2017. The secretariat is requested to include the community assessment and Council revisiting the topic in the annual work plan