20 February 2001
Draft Version 5
Superseeded Version 4 from 8 January 2001 http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2001-02.v4.NCbusinessplan.html
Version 5 follows outreach in January and February 2001 to all NC constituencies and subsequent feedback on the proposed objectives. This version amends those objectives and adds strategies required to reach the objectives. It will be widely discussed, possibly amended and adopted by the NC at its March 2001 meeting.
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."
2 "The Names Council: (a) instructs the Business Plan Task Force (BPTF) to prepare and publish details of a consulting process which sets out a time frame that provides each constituency with the opportunity to contribute to, and comment on, the proposed business plan, and (b) encourages each of the constituencies to comment on, and identify proposed objectives, strategies, detailed actions and measures of success to be incorporated into the draft business plan.
1. A mission statement
2. A set of objectives that the NC intends to meet within a given time frame.
3. A set of optimal strategies under each objective outlining the way the objectives will be met.
The following will typically be set as part of the terms of reference of the relevant NC task force or group:
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.
1.1 Establish an interim committee to propose terms of reference for an NC task force or other group.
2.1 Establish an interim committee to propose terms of reference for an NC task force or other group.
3.1 Establish an interim committee to propose terms of reference for an NC task force.
4.1 Request the ccTLD constituency to report on local dispute resolution mechanisms and efforts towards harmonisation.
4.2 Request the ccTLD constituency to report on WhoIs policies and efforts towards harmonisation.
5.1 Request ICANN to review and evaluate the Verisign Multilingual Testbed prior to live launch of multilingual domain name registrations.
5.2 Establish an interim committee to propose terms of reference for an NC task force or other group.
Timeframe: March 2001 to identify and implement by end 2001.
6.1 Establish an interim committee to propose terms of reference for an NC task force or other group to implement the following:
6.2 Consultation. Review the recommendations of WG D and the Review task force and working group report and implement a means of outreach and stakeholder consultation with built-in mechanisms for fulfilling the objectives.
6.3 GA Chair. Review the current system of election for the General Assembly chair and propose changes if required.
6.4 Individuals Constituency. Review the need, uniqueness, potential contribution and representiveness of an individual domain name holder's constituency.
6.5 Language diversity. Recommend cost effective means to provide language diversity in the context of DNSO decisions.
6.6 Consensus. Recommend to the NC a practical definition of consensus for the purposes of NC consultation activities.
Timeframe: 2001 first half and on-going.
7.1 Establish a Search sub-committee within the Budget Committee to identify candidates and working with the NC chair make a recommendation for recruitment to the NC.
Timeframe: 2001 first half.
8.1 Maintain an active Budget Committee to assess funding options and make recommendations to the NC.
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