DNSO Names Council Meeting in Montevideo on 9 September 2001 - minutes

25 September 2001

The DNSO Names Council meeting in Montevideo held on Sunday 9 September 2001, 18:00 [@ Ballroom] .

Confirmation of Icann Board Member Vote

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List of attendees:

Peter de Blanc                 ccTLD
Elisabeth Porteneuve           ccTLD
Oscar Robles Garay             ccTLD      
Philip Sheppard                Business
Marilyn Cade                   Business   
Antonio Harris                 ISPCP
Tony Holmes                    ISPCP
Erica Roberts                  Registrars
Roger Cochetti                 gTLD
Cary Kamp                      gTLD
Richard Tindal                 gTLD        
Axel Aus der Muhlen            IP          
Guillermo Carey                IP          
Youn Jung Park                 NCDNH
Vany Martinez                  NCDNH       

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Grant Forsyth                  Business
Caroline Chicoine              Business
Milton Mueler                  Non Com
Paul Kane                      Registrars
Ken Stubbs                     Registrars
Greg Ruth                      ISP


Quorum present at 18:00 Montevideo time (UTC 10pm)

Ph. Sheppard chaired the NC meeting

1. DNSO elections

Report from secretary, Elisabeth Porteneuve on the vote for the ICANN Board Member. 20 Ballots were received by email and 1 ballot was set up for Marilyn Cade who did not have access. Convention style vote was ended on 09.09.01. at 9.30am. (1.30 pm UTC) A majority was reached. Each voting member present checked his/her vote against his/her code.

Erica confirmed that the votes were correctly counted.

Decision 1

Philip moved a motion to accept the results of the vote and communicate this to the ICANN staff and board. Seconded by Marilyn Cade. The motion was accepted unanimously.

Letter to ICANN President and secretary confirming the election of Amadeu Abril I Abril for a 3 year term to the ICANN Board.A letter was sent during the meeting to ICANN President and Secretary confirming the election of Amadeu Abril I Abril to the ICANN Board for a 3 year term of office.

2. GAC proposal

Discussion followed on dot info in response to the recent GAC proposal whereby governments expressed a desire to own country.info names and more. It was noted a recent WIPO study had specifically studied the problems in reserving geographical names and chose to make no recommendation because of the uncertainty and overlap issues. The NC chair said he would consider the matter and propose action in the short term for the NC.

The meeting closed at 18.45 (Montevideo time)

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