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[announce] Results from the NCtelecon October 5th, 1999
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DNSO Names Council Teleconference on October 5th, 1999 - results
October 5, 1999.
Proposed agenda and related documents:
NC telecon with participation of Andrew McLaughlin and Jonathan Zittrain in
the second part.
1. Minutes and Matters Arising
o Liability Insurance for Names Council Members
"Yes, NC members are covered by our liabiillity insurance
since you are functioning as a committee in the legal sense."
(Mike Roberts, ICANN CEO)
o Election of GA Chair, information from Joe Sims
2. Schedule of Meetings in LA and technical arrangements
3. October 11-15, Election of ICANN Board Members
4. The issue of meeting procedures
Berkman Center cooperation proposal
With participation of Jonathan Zittrain
5. The DNSO Business Plan and Budget
Next teleconferences will be held October 11th-15th, starting on Monday
October 11th, same time.
The Chair will be Dennis Jennings (ccTLD)
The next telecon are dedicated to the vote for ICANN Board and will not be
The full record of votes will be disclosed after the end of elections.
List of attendees:
Tony Harris ISPCP absent
Hirofumi Hotta ISPCP
Michael Schneider ISPCP
Jon Englund Business absent
Javier Sola Business absent
Amadeu Abril i Abril Registrars
Ken Stubbs Registrars absent
Richard Lindsay Registrars
Don Telage gTLD
Ted Shapiro IP
Caroline Chicoine IP
Jonathan Cohen IP replaced by Victoria Carrington
Dennis Jennings ccTLD
Patricio Poblete ccTLD
Nigel Roberts ccTLD absent
Raul Echeberria NCDNH
Kathryn Kleiman NCDNH
Youn Jung Park NCDNH
Ben Edelman Berkman Center, webcast
Elisabeth Porteneuve DNSO Secretariat
Chair Dennis Jennings (ccTLD)
* Liability Insurance for Names Council Members
The NC wishes to have a clear view on his legal situation. The overview
of a legal contract seems necessary
Action: Dennis Jennings will contact Mike Roberts and request for a
copy of contract and more information.
* Election of GA Chair, information from Joe Sims
There is a general misunderstunding about the GA role.
Action: NC initiate a discussion about the GA structure as well as
about relations between different components of the DNSO. From October
16th, after elections to the ICANN Board, the NC will initiate the call
for nominations for permanent GA Chair. To be elected in LA.
Action: NC initiate a discussion about concensus. There is a necessity
to have more understanding abount consensus. The Chair of GA should not
interpret consensus like in Santiago meetings. The coordination between
the NC and GA is needed.
* Schedule of Meetings in LA and technical arrangements
Resolved that the constituencies meetings on Monday will not be
webcast, but only recorded. Different considerations: cost ($US 8000),
time (afternoon in LA is in the middle of night in Europe),
practicability (it is almost impossible to have a conference call with
The NC felt that it had an obligation to webcast the NC Meeting and the
DNSO GA, but have no money. There is a reality shock, the DNSO and its
institutions are likely to be expensive. Impossible to have
international organization, teleconferences, secretariat working 15
hours/day, notes, and support without appropriate budget. The raw
estimation is $US 300,000. Furthermore also constituencies need to
estimate their budget. Some constituencies would like to share
facilities with the DNSO central secretariat, some consider needing
full time dedicated secretariat.
The NC resolved on September 30th to collect $US 35,000 within 30 days
after the LA meetings (7 constituencies, $US 5000 each).
Action: ICANN is not aware about relations with the DNSO Names Council.
Two issues need to be discussed: fundings as well as decisions on
The NC has a desire to support transparent process and remote
participation, webcasting is needed, it is a fact not an alternative,
and therefore the necessity to commit $US 8000.
* October 11-15, Election of ICANN Board Members
Resolved that a proxy mechanism is needed.
Resolved that whereas the proxies issue need to be discussed, the
decision is needed for the vote.
Resolved that proxies given to somebody from outside the NC need to be
notified bye email to the Secretariat no later than Friday, October
8th, 18:00 CET. Mandatory: full name, email address and phone number of
Resolved that proxies given to other NC member may be done on short
notice (email) to the secretariat.
Resolved that the preliminary vote (each NC memebr casting up to 3
votes for different persons) will start on
Saturday, October 9th, 18:00 CET
and will end on
Sunday, October 10th, 18:00 CET.
The Secretariat will provide results of the preliminary vote shortly
after the close.
* The issue of meeting procedures
Berkman Center cooperation proposal. With participation of Jonathan
Jonathan Zittrain and his students will work on pro bone effort (no
cost, educational experience for Harward students) with the NC, trying
to formalise adequate procedures adapted for the DNSO needs.
Resolved that nobody from outside will chair the NC meetings, the
Berkman Center help is on procedures for the procedures and some
guidance. As such it is very welcome. The working methods of ICANN
Board meetings seems appropriate to the NC members.
* The DNSO Business Plan and Budget
It is urgent to solve liability and expenses issues.
The right approach would be to study what is needed and face the
problems. It will be the highest priority item for the first NC telecon
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