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Alert ICANN73 ccNSO Members Meeting: new online polling tool for ccTLDs only

04 March 2022

This is to invite you to participate in the ICANN73 ccNSO Members Meeting, and to alert you that we will use a new online polling tool during two different sessions, to collect feedback from ccTLDs only. 

Both the Governance Session as well as the ccNSO DNS Abuse Session will use a new method of live polling, to engage the broader ccTLD community. To ensure unique input by ccTLDs only, the ccNSO Secretariat will share a Mentimeter-link on the ccNSO members mailing list and ccTLD community mailing list, closer to the session. This "temperature of the room-procedure" should not be interpreted as, nor does it replace, a formal vote or other formal expression of preference.

To ensure a meaningful discussion, we advise you to become familiar with the materials prior to the sessions. Further information is included below.

ICANN73 ccNSO DNS Abuse Session

Tuesday, 8 March 2022 | 14:30 – 16:00 UTC

A ccNSO ad hoc committee under auspices of the ccNSO Council seeks your feedback on the proposed Roadmap for the ccNSO and DNS Abuse. This session builds on previous work during ICANN72 and a subsequent workshop, when ccTLDs and the broader community suggested areas the ccNSO should get involved in with respect to DNS Abuse. The ad hoc committee started working on a proposed roadmap, in line with the ccNSO role, aiming to create useful resources that ccTLD managers can make use of as they wish, on a voluntary basis. During ICANN73, the ad hoc Committee will present the roadmap, consult the ccTLDs present, and discuss next steps. Depending on community feedback, the ccNSO Council will discuss the adoption of the roadmap during their meeting on Thursday, 10 March 2022. Implementation would kick off after ICANN73, with the launch of a call for volunteers, to create the ccNSO DNS Abuse Standing Committee (DASC). Ahead of the session, the proposed Roadmap as well as the Draft Charter by the DASC were shared on the ccNSO and ccTLD mailing lists.

Read more here

ICANN73 Governance Session

Tuesday, 8 March 2022 | 16:30 - 18:00 UTC

During this session, the ccNSO Guideline Review Committee (GRC) will alert the ccNSO membership to the voting on the proposed new ccNSO internal Rules, which - once adopted by the ccNSO members - will replace the ccNSO 2004 internal Rules. Voting is expected to begin after ICANN73. The new Rules will have a direct impact on the governance structure of the ccNSO, specifically on the respective roles of the ccNSO Council and ccNSO membership. A heads up about the upcoming vote, information about the process that led to the new proposed rules, some frequently asked questions and answers, next steps and a copy of the new proposed rules was shared previously on the ccNSO and ccTLD mailing lists, and posted on the ccNSO website. Read more here.

Secondly, the GRC will launch the discussion on Conflict of Interest (COI) procedures for the ccNSO. The aim of the consultation is to be informed about established ways, suggestions and practices to avoid, and to seek input from the broader ccTLD community. After evaluation of the session, future further consultations are expected.

To attend any of the sessions, please register for ICANN73. Participation links will be available 24 hours prior to session start times. Session materials and recordings will be available on the ICANN73 website as well, within 12 hours of the session conclusion.

For information about the ICANN73 ccNSO Members Meeting, including the pre-ICANN73 ccTLD News sessions, go to: