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


I received this request for comment on the Business Plan of the NC for
2001.  The timeline is short and your comments are appreciated. If you
think we should address other issues, change the focus of this proposal,
please advise.

Thanks and best regards

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
draft a business plan. In addition the NC:

"(a) instructs the Business Plan Task Force (BPTF) to prepare and
details of a consulting process which sets out a time frame that
each constituency with the opportunity to contribute to, and comment on,
proposed business plan, and (b) encourages each of the constituencies to

comment on, and identify proposed objectives, strategies, detailed
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
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.
keeping with this timetable please consult with your constituencies and
revert to the BPTF latest 4 February 2001.

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

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:

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.



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