DNSO Names Council Teleconference on 29 August 2002 - minutes

29 August 2002.

Proposed agenda and related documents http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20020829.NCteleconf-agenda.html

List of attendees:

Elisabeth Porteneuve   ccTLD
Oscar Robles Garay     ccTLD absent, 
Philip Sheppard        Business 
Marilyn Cade           Business 
Grant Forsyth          Business absent, apologies, proxy to Marilyn Cade
Greg Ruth              ISPCP  
Antonio Harris         ISPCP 
Tony Holmes            ISPCP 
Philipp Grabensee      Registrars 
Ken Stubbs             Registrars
Bruce Tonkin           Registrars 
Roger Cochetti         gTLD  absent, apologies, proxy to Cary Karp/ Jordyn Buchanan
Jordyn Buchanan        gTLD  
Cary Karp              gTLD 
Ellen Shankman         IP    
Laurence Djolakian     IP 
J. Scott Evans         IP    
Harold Feld            NCDNH 
Chun Eung Hwi          NCDNH absent, apologies, proxy to Harold Feld, Philip Sheppard
Erick Iriate           NCDNH absent

16 Names Council Members

Glen de Saint Géry     NC Secretary
Philippe Renaut          MP3 Recording Engineer/Secretariat

MP3 recording of the meeting by the Secretariat: http://www.dnso.org/dnso/mp3/20020829.NCteleconf.mp3

Approval of agenda:


The agenda was approved and an additional item was proposed by Marilyn Cade:
Deletes and the existing Transfer Task Force.

AOB: Deletes and transfer Task Force

Marilyn Cade reported that the Task Force had a series of meetings planned where guests made presentations to the Task Force members, some calls were open and all calls were recorded and minuted.
There is some discussion on whether then Task Force should conclude the work on deletions.
Some believe that as there is expertise in the Task Force and much of the achievable workable transfer policy will depend on Standard deletions it should be a second priority work item.
While others believe that deletions were acknowledged as an appropriate referral to the Task Force by the Board, and that the Names Council forwarded this work to the Transfer Task Force, yet others disagree that this TF should do any work on deletions, and strongly advocate that the TF advise the NC that they are unable to work on the issue. When considering whether to create a new task force, the names council members should consider whether their constituencies have the resources to contribute to the task force.


Option I:
Complete Transfers/ complete Deletions on different tracks as described below. Add in a technical working aspect to the current TF on deletions.
Option 2: Return the deletions issue to the Names Council and recommend that the Names Council establish a different Task Force.

Ken Stubbs said that the meeting was not in a position to deal with the delete issue as it has not been put up as a proper agenda item.
Bruce Tonkin referred to the new procedure proposed to create an issue report to the Names Council and let the Council decide whether it will deal with it, and if so whether to deal with the issue at the Names council level or use a task force.
Philip Sheppard proposed that the Names Council Chairman and Marilyn Cade make a short proposal around the issue to discuss during the September 12, Names Council meeting.

Item I. 1. Confirming vote for NC chair for term of office starting 1 September 2002 for six months.
One nomination of Bruce Tonkin, nominated by Philip Sheppard, seconded by Ken Stubbs.

An oral vote was recorded: 18 supported the nomination, 2 absent without proxy

Decision 1: Bruce Tonkin is the Names Council Chair for 6 months office starting 1 September

The names council unanimously passed a vote of thanks for Philip Sheppard.

Bruce Tonkin expressed his thanks to Philip Sheppard for his outstanding work and thanked the council members for their confidence in him.

Ken Stubbs expressed his thanks for the superb job done by Philip at the helm of the Names Council, and for all the time that he has devoted to the work, and also thanked Glen de Saint Géry for her secretariat work during Philip's term.
Elisabeth Porteneuve thanked Philip Sheppard for his extraordinary work.
Marilyn Cade shared the comments of the council members about Philip as Chair.

Philip Sheppard thanked the council members for their kind words and said that it had been rewarding and fun to work together and make the Names Council a better place.

Ken Stubbs moved to adjourn the meeting at 15:30 Paris time 13:30 UTC

The teleconference ended at 15:30

Next NC teleconference will be on Thursday September 12 at 15:00 Paris time, 13:00 UTC/GMT

See all past agendas and minutes at http://www.dnso.org/dnso/2002calendardnso.html
and calendar of the NC meetings at http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/2002.NC-calendar.html

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