This is to inform you about a ccNSO vote to determine whether the ccNSO membership supports the ccNSO Council's recommendation to adopt the proposed policy which will introduce a review mechanism with respect to decisions pertaining to the delegation, transfer, revocation and retirement of ccTLDs.
The first round of electronic voting will start on Tuesday, 18 April 2023 (00:01 UTC) and will close on Tuesday, 9 May 2023 (23:59 UTC).
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! ccNSO Members: Your participation in this vote is important!
At least 50% of the Emissaries need to lodge their votes, and at least 66% of the votes cast need to be in favour.
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If the ccNSO Membership votes in favour of the Council recommendation, the policy recommendations will be submitted to the ICANN Board of Directors for their consideration.
About the vote
- A total of 173 voting ballots will be sent latest by Monday, 17 April 2023 (23:00 UTC), from firstname.lastname@example.org to the e-mail address of the Emissaries, as listed in the ccNSO Members database. As per Section 10.4(e) of the June 2022 ICANN Bylaws, the Emissary is the Representative selected by the ccTLD Manager for the purpose of voting in the specific cases enumerated in Article 10 & Annex B of the ICANN Bylaws and some of the votings as per the ccNSO Internal Rules and Procedures. Each eligible Emissary will receive one (1) unique ballot. Currently 173 ccTLD Managers corresponding to 173 Territories are members of the ccNSO.
- If you are unable to locate the ballot, please consider checking your spam folder. Contact Joke Braeken (email@example.com) if you have questions or concerns regarding who is eligible to vote
- Each eligible emissary receives one unique ballot only
- When the results are displayed, the votes are only identified by the ballot ID, and not by the voter's email address
- You can vote an unlimited number of times, but only the last vote submitted will be counted
What is this policy about?
This policy will introduce a review mechanism with respect to decisions pertaining to the delegation, transfer, revocation and retirement of the delegated ccTLDs. It offers ccTLD managers, and applicants for new ccTLDs - as direct customers of the IANA Naming Function - an independent review mechanism for specifically identified IANA Function Operator (IFO) decisions, and it increases the predictability and legitimacy of those decisions. In developing the proposed policy, the ccPDP3 Review Mechanism working group ensured that the following objectives were met: low cost, fast and fundamentally fair.
- Join the informative webinars on 18 April, or consult the recordings
- Consult the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
- Consult the proposed policy (Members Report) here.
- Keep an eye out for the announcements on the ccNSO members mailing list and website
- Check out the ccPDP3-RM materials on the ccNSO website
- Annex B of the ICANN Bylaws describes the process that governs the ccNSO policy development process.