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.
"Yes, NC members are covered by our liabiillity insurance since you are functioning as a committee in the legal sense." (Mike Roberts, ICANN CEO)
Berkman Center cooperation proposal
With participation of Jonathan Zittrain
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 webcast.
The full record of votes will be disclosed after the end of elections.
Tony Harris ISPCP absent Hirofumi Hotta ISPCP Michael Schneider ISPCP Jon Englund Business absent Javier Sola Business absent Theresa.Swinehart Business 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)Quorum present
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.
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.
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 large aadience).
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 arrangements.
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.
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 proxy.
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.
Berkman Center cooperation proposal. With participation of Jonathan Zittrain
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.
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 after elections.
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