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[council] Request for comments ACTION NC - DEADLINE 4 FEB 2001

REQUEST TO NC members to consult with their Constituencies
DEADLINE 4 February 2001

At its November 2000 meeting the Names Council established a task force to
draft a business plan. In addition the NC:

"(a) instructs the Business Plan Task Force (BPTF) to prepare and publish
details of a consulting process which sets out a time frame that provides
each constituency with the opportunity to contribute to, and comment on, the
proposed business plan, and (b) encourages each of the constituencies to
comment on, and identify proposed objectives, strategies, detailed actions
and measures of success to be incorporated into the draft business plan.

In accordance with this instruction the BPTF attaches (Word) and pastes
below a draft of the Business Plan. At this stage the draft includes the
agreed mission statement and proposed OBJECTIVES.

The BPTF wants to validate those OBJECTIVES. Once that is done the BPTF will write a second version with the revised objectives list and proposed
strategies and actions necessary to achieve those objectives.

Please consult with your constituencies and revert to the BPTF at
(nc-plan@dnso.org) with comments, suggested deletions and additions, and
subject to those comments your approval or rejection of the objectives.

To NC has asked to approve a final Business Plan at its March meeting. In
keeping with this timetable please consult with your constituencies and
revert to the BPTF latest 4 February 2001.


Draft Business Plan for the DNSO Names Council 2001-2002 v4


Resolution from NC meeting November 2000:

1. "The Names Council agrees to the concept of establishing a Business Plan and to establish a Business Plan Task Force (BPTF) to manage the development of a plan for the period 2001-2002 and prepare a draft for approval by the NC at it meeting in March 2001."


1. A mission statement

2. A set of objectives that the NC intends to meet within a given time frame.

3. A set of optimal strategies under each objective outlining the way the objectives will be met.

4. A set of specific actions – the tactics describing in detail how each strategy will be carried out.

5. A set of criteria for the measurement of success.

6. A review and evaluation process.


Mission statement

"To manage a process of consensus building within the Domain Name Supporting Organization and to advise the Board with respect to policy issues relating to the domain name system."

Proposed objectives for the NC 2001-2002

Policy and Board related

1. UDRP. a) Review and evaluate the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy and propose changes for consideration by the ICANN Board. Timeframe: 2001.

b) Consider need for further revisions in the light of the 2000 - 2001 WIPO process looking at issues involving domain names and property other than trademarks. Timeframe: 2001

2. TLDs. a) Review and evaluate the proof of concept of the new TLD registries with respect to their impact on net users and the creation of a stable domain name system with high user confidence. Propose changes for consideration by the ICANN Board. Timeframe: 2001.

b) Review and evaluate the selection criteria and pass-through costs for additional new applicants for new TLDs. Propose changes for consideration by the ICANN Board Timeframe: 2002.

3. WhoIs. Monitor and advise the Board on policy issues relating to Whois policies. Timeframe: 2001-2002

4 ccTLDs. Monitor and advise the Board on the dispute resolution and WhoIs policies within ccTLDs. Timeframe: 2001

DNSO operation related

5. NC review. Identify key initiatives required to improve the functioning of the NC. Propose changes for consideration by the ICANN Board. Time frame: February 2001 to identify and implement by end 2001.

6. NC secretariat. Establish a professional secretariat for the NC. Timeframe: 2001 first half and on-going.

7. NC funding. Resolve long-term funding issue for the Names Council. Timeframe: 2001 first half.


NC Business Plan v4.doc

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