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Volunteers needed: Drafting Team ccNSO statement as a response to questions from ICANN legal regarding a Bylaw change to include IDN ccTLDs as members to the ccNSO

Date
24 November 2020

The ccNSO Council seeks a limited number of volunteers (max. five) for a drafting team for a ccNSO statement as a response to questions from ICANN legal regarding a Bylaw change to include IDN ccTLDs as members to the ccNSO. Volunteers from the ccNSO membership are expected to have drafting experience and/or subject-matter expertise. Please send an email to joke.braeken@icann.org in case you intend to volunteer. The deadline to respond to this call for volunteers is 2 December 2020 (23:59 UTC).

This team will draft a ccNSO statement as a response to questions from ICANN legal regarding a Bylaw change to include IDN ccTLDs as members to the ccNSO. The ccNSO Council appointed Ai-Chin Lu (.tw) - ccNSO Councilor for the Asia-Pacific region - as designated Councilor to lead this effort. The drafting team will use the ccNSO Statement procedure as described in the applicable guideline.

Next steps

Once the call for volunteers closes, the ccNSO Council will appoint the drafting team. The team is expected to kick off its work from 7 December onwards. The team is expected to submit its draft statement to the ccNSO members for feedback and comments by mid January 2021. The ccNSO statement needs to be endorsed by the ccNSO members and Council.

Background

After having consulted the ccTLD community, the ccNSO Council chair asked the ICANN Board of Directors to amend Article 10 of the ICANN Bylaws to enable theinclusion of IDN ccTLDs in the ccNSO as foreseen in 2013. The changes cover two aspects: an updated definition of ccNSO membership, and enabling IDN ccTLDs to become members of the ccNSO. ICANN legal has some questions regarding the requested Bylaw change to include IDN ccTLDs as members to the ccNSO.