[registrars] Minutes from Exec Com Call today
Here are the minutes from the Registrar Executive Committee call this
Agenda Item #1
First topic of business was finalizing the list of eligible voters. Listed
below are those registrars that got their payment in on time and which are
now eligible to vote. There was some confusion regarding fee payment.
Because of excess funds in the account it was decided several months ago NOT
to send out invoices for 2003 at the current time. Therefore the majority of
members that paid their dues in 2002 were considered in good standing for
2003. In connection with those members that have recently joined the
constituency, invoices were sent out with a 2003 date. This Executive
Committee will leave it to its successors on how to handle any potential
refund of fees.
REGISTRARS MEMBERS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE
Schlund & Partner
Register IT S.P.A.
USA Webhost, aka USA CSP
ATC dba NameSystem
DomainSite dba SpotDomain
During the next 48 hours the Executive Committee will ensure that each of
the eligible voters will receive a user id and password to access the voting
system. According to Rick most of these registrars have already been given
access to the system. Assuming no unexpected delays a ballot will be sent
out sometime Wednesday afternoon/evening.
Agenda Item #2
There was talk of potential topics of discussion during the Rio meeting.
Topics discussed included: finalizing by-law discussion; Internet tax;
credit card fraud; formalizing a request to ICANN to modify the RGP to
include a 5 day non-billable grace period.
Agenda Item #3
Ken requested reimbursement for the $100 which he advanced to establish the
registrar account prior to Bryan wiring the majority of the funds. Approved.
Agenda Item #4
Palage discussed forwarding invoice to the registrar efax account for
Agenda Item #5
GNSO Board seat #14 nomination/election process. The nomination period is
scheduled to close this Thursday noon GMT. At the time of the call there
were no nominations that have formally been received. Wesson asked Palage if
he still intended to seek a Board seat. Palage confirmed that he was still
interested but had not yet formally sought a nomination. Wesson stated that
registrars should file nominations of qualified persons.
Regarding the registrar constituency activity in connection with GNSO Board
seat #14, it was agreed that after the close of nominations on Thursday a
ballot would be issued Friday to measure the support within the constituency
of the different candidates. The results of this ballot would then be
advanced to the Names Council representative to use in their voting process.
Agenda Item #6
Based upon the open Names Council seat left by Philip's vacancy, the
Executive Committee agreed to follow the time frame set forth by Bruce in
his most recent post.
Michael D. Palage
chair / acting secretariat for today :-)