ccNSO Council Decisions on Requests for Input 2023


Number Topic Request Source Request Summary Triage Committee Decision ccNSO Council Decision (if any) Date
15-2023 Bylaw changes pertaining to ICANN's Nominating Committee ICANN org

the proposed amendments would:
1/ Require that three of the NomCom's eight selections to the ICANN Board of Directors meet a new qualification requirement of being "Unaffiliated" (Article 7 of the Bylaws).
2/ Change NomCom delegates' terms to serve two-year terms, instead of one year (Article 8).
3/ Transform all NomCom delegates into voting delegates, except for leadership (Article 8).
4/ Create a NomCom Standing Committee to provide continuity across annual NomCom cycles and to build the institutional memory of the NomCom, since the NomCom itself operates on a tight timeline and needs to focus on its recruiting and evaluation activities. (Article 8).
5/ Define how these new requirements will be transitioned into practice (Article 27).

Launch a ccNSO Council statement procedure   18 May 2023
14-2023 Invitation to Review Participation in the GNSO EPDP-IDNs GNSO Council Invitation to Review Participation concerning the Expedited Policy Development Process on Internationalized Domain Names (EPDP-IDNs). As the EPDP Team is expected to start its Phase 2 deliberations soon, each ICANN community group is invited to review its participation in the EPDP Team, and to confirm its existing Members or to appoint new Members as appropriate. In line with the approach for phase 1, the ccNSO will not appoint any representatives to this effort. However, the call for volunteers will be shared with ccPDP4-IDN WG, for interested individuals to join. The ccNSO Triage Committee Chair will inform relevant ICANN staff about this decision (completed)   15 May 2023
13-2023 SOs/ACs to provide feedback on Fellowship Program outreach and promotion goals   SOs/ACs are asked to contribute to the Fellowship Program's strategy for outreach and promotion by providing feedback on suggested diversity targets for the Fellowship Program. Interested community groups should contact to receive a form to complete. Groups should aim to return the forms by 15 May 2023.

Secretariat to check with current Fellowship mentor on further details about the proposals

Fellowship mentor to respond to survey along the lines of previous submissions (completed)

  15 May 2023
12-2023 NomCom rebalancing ICANN Board Chair ccNSO was asked to provide input on questions such as what does a rebalanced NomCom mean, does NomCom need to be rebalanced, how frequent the balance should be assessed etc. This request will be addressed directly by Council Discussion during Council meeting 195 on 18 May 2023 15 May 2023
11-2023 IANA Naming Function Review Bylaws Changes ICANN org Request for comments: As part of the Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Process, ICANN seeks input on a comprehensive package of amendments to Articles 18 and 19 of the ICANN Bylaws, which define ICANN and the community's obligations regarding the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Naming Function Reviews. This request will be addressed directly by Council TBC TBC
10-2023 Appointment representatives to IRT ICANN org Following the publication of a recent blog 'Next Round of New gTLDs: Forming the Implementation Review Team', ICANN organization invites all SO/ACs to nominate a representative and an alternate to the New gTLD Program Next Round Implementation Review Team (IRT). The ccNSO has not participated in SubPro, with the exception of WS5. Although individual organisations, managing a ccTLD, may have an interest in the implementation of the SubPro recommendations, this is not not a general area of interest for ccTLDs. Therefore, the ccNSO will not participate in this effort. This is in line with GRC's proposed implementation guidance. staff recommends the Triage Committee to consult Council on this matter, given the impact of the SubPro implementation on ICANN as a whole. The ccNSO Council agreed with the assessment by the Triage Committee. 12 April 2023
09-2023 GNSO Transfer Policy Review Policy Development Process Working Group (PDP WG) - Request for
Early Input on Group 2 Topics
GNSO PDP WG that is tasked with reviewing the Transfer Policy the GNSO PDP WG that is tasked with reviewing the Transfer Policy

and determining if changes to the policy are needed to improve the ease, security, and efficacy of

inter-registrar and inter-registrant transfers

no action required, as it relates to gTLDs   11 April 2023
08-2023 ICANN Request for Proposal: ICANN-Designated Agent for Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) Services ICANN org ICANN issued issued a request for proposal (RFP) to identify one or more ICANN-designated Registrar Data Escrow (RDE) agent(s) qualified to provide RDE services to collectively support ICANN's global population of accredited registrars, with a primary focus on the populations from North America and Europe. none, as it relates to gTLDs   11 April 2023
07-2023 Kick-Off FY 25 Planning Process ICANN planning ICANN is kicking off the FY25 Planning Cycle, beginning with the strategic outlook trend program.Community members can participate in trend identification sessions through their SupportingOrganization (SO) or Advisory Committee (AC). ICANN will collaborate with SO and AC chairs andsupport teams to schedule sessions in March and April 2023

in line with the approach from previous years, SOPC and Council will be invited to participate in the strategic trends excercise

5 April 2023
06-2023 GGP Applicant Support Subject Matter Expert Input Request GNSO Guidance Process Working Group chair the GNSO Council has approved the GNSO Guidance Process (GGP) Initiation Request to perform work on Applicant Support. WG now needs to identify experts with expertise to aid in tasks 3, 4, and 5" (see pages 3-5 of the Initiation Request). Experts need to have skills, knowledge and experience pertinent to forming an effective Applicant Support Program. GNSO Council will provide guidance on the aggregated skill set that is needed for the group (for example: grant and reviewing, regional DNS participation, DNS marketplace economics, cost-benefit analyses, TLD operations, DNS cyber-security, and TLD investment).

Council chair to inform GGP leadership the ccNSO will not appoint any experts

17 February 2023
05-2023 Apply now for ICANN and PTI leadership positions NomCom The Nominating Committee (NomCom) of ICANN is accepting applications for key leadership positionswithin ICANN's Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees, the ICANN Board of Directors, andthe Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) Board of Directors share announcement with ccTLDs (completed)   17 February 2023
04-2023 ICANN and UASG announce inaugural UA day and call for proposals ICANN org and UASG The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Universal AcceptanceSteering Group (UASG) are calling for event proposals for the inaugural Universal Acceptance (UA) Dayto be held on 28 March 2023. Organized by the volunteer-led UASG and supported by ICANN, UA Daywill be an opportunity to rally local, regional, and global communities and organizations to spread UAawareness and to encourage UA adoption with key stakeholders. Proposals will be accepted until 31January 2023 deadline for event proposals passed. ccNSO to share agenda once available   17 February 2023
03-2023 Request for public comments on proposed procedure for selecting a TLD for private use ICANN org ICANN org has published an initial version of the procedure for how it will choose a string, and we need your input on whether that procedure fulfils the recommendation and the criteria given in SAC113. Note that the input we need is on the procedure itself, but not on the criteria from SAC113. That is, ICANN org will use the criteria as published and not change them. ICANN org is explicitly not seeking input on possible strings that meet the criteria in SAC113. No action required   17 February 2023
02-2023 ICANN request for quotation ICANN org ICANN org issued a request for quotation (RFQ) to identify one or more providers to facilitate the sourcing and pre-configuration ofpredetermined storage area network equipment for its data centers No action required   17 February 2023
01-2023 ICANN Request for Information: gTLD Application Life Cycle System ICANN org ICANN organization issued a request for information (RFI) seeking to evaluate vendors interested insupporting the implementation of a new enterprise system to aid ICANN staff in the collection and processing of applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). No action required   17 February 2023