DNSO Names Council Teleconference on February 18th, 2000 - minutes
February 18th, 2000.
Proposed agenda and related documents:
Tony Harris ISPCP absent Hirofumi Hotta ISPCP Michael Schneider ISPCP Philip Sheppard Business Masanobu Katoh Business Theresa Swinehart Business Erica Roberts Registrars absent Ken Stubbs Registrars Don Telage gTLD absent, replaced by Chuck Gomes Caroline Chicoine IP Axel Aus der Muhlen IP absent Guillermo Carey IP absent Dennis Jennings ccTLD Patricio Poblete ccTLD Raul Echeberria NCDNH absent Kathryn Kleiman NCDNH absent, replaced by Dany Vandromme Youn Jung Park NCDNH Louis Touton ICANN Legal Counselor Andrew McLaughlin ICANN Senior Adviser Roberto Gaetano GA Chair part time Ben Edelman Harvard, webcasting Elisabeth Porteneuve DNSO Secretariat
Chair Caroline Chicoine (IPC) until her plane departure, then Ken Stubbs (Registrars)Quorum present
It was resolved that until July Yokohama meeting Ken Stubbs (Registrars) will act as the NC Chair, helped on the ad hoc basis by Dennis Jennings (ccTLD) and Caroline Chicoine (IPC).
Working Group B intends to have an interim report available for consideration by the Names Council and the Board at the Cairo meeting. Kathy Kleiman and Philip Sheppard have recently put together and posted to WG B a document designed to refresh the path to consensus and reach common ground on new gTLDs and the treatment of famous names.
The NC stressed out the importance to have all the Constituencies represented in both WG B and WG C.
Jon Weinberg did a good job, and identified what are the problems.However it was also felt than the same questions are discussed over and over again since years, and whoever have any opinion voiced it. The agressive outreach for participation has been made, and should be documented. It is expected than after Cairo meeting an analysis of results will be made and put forward. During Cairo meeting the NC will elect the liaison co-chair for the WG-C.
Philip Sheppart reported on .EU subject discussed at European Commission meeting held in Brussels on Feb 17th. A quite enthousiastic support from citizens, companies and governments in favor of .EU creation. .EU is on the ISO 3166 reserve list standing for the Euro currency. The European Union want to use it as a TLD for the territory of the European Union. The justification for this is that it is on a list from which to date ccTLDs have been created. The six weeks comments period is underway in Europe, and after the consultation the Commission will proceed.
Dennis Jennings, recalling his neutral position to the .EU creation, made objections with regards to the current lack of process for the evalluation and creation of ccTLDs. Louis Touton recalled the current policy with regards to the creation of new ccTLDs indeed exists and follows the ICP-1 document.
The NC felt that there is nothing to debate about .EU at this stage, no formal request being received at ICANN.
The status of payements for the DNSO expenses to ICANN show $US5000 collected.
The NC requests formally than the ICANN reimbourses the NC debt of $US 2600 to Berkman Center for webcasting.
The budget for DNSO services as estimated by the Secretariat to $US 250000 for a yearly services was debated. http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/council/Arc03/msg00428.html
Whereas the budget was estimated very reasonable by Dennis Jennings, he stressed that the difficulty remains in raising of the DNSO fundings outside of the ICANN budget. Some are concerned that many ressources are needed to deal with the big noise on the GA-ga list. Whereas Constituencies are already big contributors to the ICANN budget, they have difficulties to justify anything additionnal to the DNSO.
The small commitee including ICANN staff, Elisabeth Porteneuve, Dennis Jennings, Philip Sheppard and somebody from Registrars shall revisit the budget proposal in Cairo.
The WG-D report is being prepared for public comments, and will be submitted shortly.
The WG-E prepared and published its report on the dnso.org website, the group will hold a meeting in Cairo.
The first main concern of the GA Chair and Alternate was to establish and adopt mailing rules for the GA-ga list. The next step is to establish a discussion between GA-ga list and the GA body. There are fears than the GA-ga list will never do anything except discussing procedures. In fact hundreds are interested to discuss real domain names matters, and the DNSO needs to find a way to do it. During physical GA meeting in Cairo it is expected that Constituencies members will attend the GA meeting, and than all forces will take responsibility in GA life.
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