GNSO Council Teleconference on 19 December 2002 - minutes
20 December 2002.
Proposed agenda and related documents
List of attendees:
Philip Sheppard Business Marilyn Cade Business absent apologies, proxy to Philip Sheppard Grant Forsyth Business absent apologies, proxy to Philip Sheppard Greg Ruth ISPCP absent Antonio Harris ISPCP Tony Holmes ISPCP
Philipp Grabensee Registrars absent apologies, proxy to Ken Stubbs Ken Stubbs Registrars Bruce Tonkin Registrars Roger Cochetti gTLD Jordyn Buchanan gTLD absent Cary Karp gTLD Ellen Shankman IP Laurence Djolakian IP absent apologies, proxy to Ellen Shankman J. Scott Evans IP absent apologies, proxy to Ellen Shankman Harold Feld NCDNH absent apologies, proxy to Chun Eung Hwi Chun Eung Hwi NCDNH Erick Iriate NCDNH 10 Names Council Members Louis Touton General Counsel Glen de Saint Géry Secretary/MP3 Recording
MP3 recording of the meeting by the Secretariat:
Quorum present at 22:30 (all times reported are CET which is UTC + 1 during winter time in the northern hemisphere).
Bruce Tonkin chaired this teleconference.
No action needed as this is covered in the section 5 of the Transition
Article of the New bylaws.
"The Generic Names Supporting Organization ("GNSO") shall commence operations upon the adoption of this Transition Article, and the following six DNSO constituencies shall automatically become constituencies of the GNSO, initially under their existing charter:
a. The commercial and business entities constituency of the DNSO shall become the Commercial and Business Users constituency of the GNSO.
b. The gTLD registries constituency of the DNSO shall become the gTLD Registries constituency of the GNSO.
c. The ISP and connectivity providers constituency of the DNSO shall become the Internet Service and Connectivity Providers constituency of the GNSO.
d. The non-commercial domain name holders constituency of the DNSO shall become the Non-Commercial Users constituency of the GNSO.
e. The registrars constituency of the DNSO shall become the Registrars constituency of the GNSO.
f. The trademark, other intellectual property and anti-counterfeiting interests constituency of the DNSO shall become the Intellectual Property Interests constituency of the GNSO.
Notwithstanding the adoption or effectiveness of the New Bylaws, each GNSO constituency described in paragraph 2 of this Section 5 shall continue operating as before and no constituency official, task force, or other activity shall be changed until further action of the constituency, provided that each GNSO constituency shall submit to the ICANN Secretary a new charter and statement of operating procedures, adopted according to the constituency's processes and consistent with the New Bylaws, no later than 15 July 2003."
Louis Touton added that the intention of changing the names was to reflect the Blueprint.
Item 5. Budget committee motion:
In accordance with Section 5 (clause 1) of the Transition Article of the new bylaws (http://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes-appb-15dec02.htm):
"The Domain Name Supporting Organization shall cease operations upon the adoption of this Transition Article, except that the Names Council of the Domain Name Supporting Organization may act for the limited purpose of authorizing the transfer of any funds it has collected to the benefit of the Generic Names Supporting Organization.",
The assembly convened as the DNSO Names Council for the DNSO Names Council to approve the transfer of funds to the GNSO.
Cary Karp proposed the motion seconded by Ken Stubbs:
The GNSO budget committee is delegated the responsibility for authorizing payment for DNSO and GNSO expenses to the same extent as was the DNSO budget committee.
As to DNSO funds held by ICANN, they are to be transferred and to be used for the benefit of the GNSO, provided that all DNSO obligations to the DNSO are paid.
Roger Cochetti clarified that what was being transferred from the DNSO to GNSO was not only all the funds but that it included any credits, debts or other assets of value that the DNSO had.
Cary Karp made a friendly amendment, seconded by Ken Stubbs.
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