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[announce] NCtelecon, 19 May 2000, results

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       DNSO Names Council Teleconference on May 19th, 2000 - minutes

May 19th, 2000.

Proposed agenda and related documents:


List of attendees:

   Dennis Jennings         ccTLD          absent
   Patricio Poblete        ccTLD          absent
   Philip Sheppard         Business
   Masanobu Katoh          Business       arrived in late
   Theresa Swinehart       Business
   Hirofumi Hotta          ISPCP
   Tony Harris             ISPCP          arrived in late
   Michael Schneider       ISPCP          absent, proxy to Hotta
   Erica Roberts           Registrars
   Ken Stubbs              Registrars
   Paul Kane               Registrars
   Roger Cochetti          gTLD
   Caroline Chicoine       IP
   Axel Aus der Muhlen     IP
   Guillermo Carey         IP             absent, proxy to Chicoine
   Youn Jung Park          NCDNH
   Kathryn Kleiman         NCDNH
   Zakaria Amar            NCDNH
   Michael D.Palage        WG-B Working Chair
   Andrew McLaughlin       ICANN Officer
   Elisabeth Porteneuve    DNSO Secretariat

Chair Ken Stubbs (Registrars)

Quorum present

  A. Discussion and adoption of the Agenda

     The item added by YJ Park to the agenda will be considered at the end
     of the teleconference, if time so permits.

  B. Minutes from the last NC teleconference, 18 April 2000

        o http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20000418.NCtelecon-minutes.html

     Approved unanimously

  C. Review of the Working Group B -- Famous Trade-Marks

     Michael D.Palage, Working Co-Chair, was convened to join the
     teleconference and give a brief summary of ten months of WG-B work,
     July 1999 - May 2000, as well as outline the points of consensus and
     disagreement. The WG-B grew up very large, more than 120 participants,
     50% from the IPC, 20% dispersed over Constituencies. The group agreed
     with 70% of yes that there should be safeguards on the trademark's
     protection. Most of participant agreed that a creation of a trademark's
     list would not be prudent at this time, but it does not preclude about
     the future. Whatever protection to the trademarks, it should be
     assorted to the nature of TLD. There should not be an exclusion of
     trademark's names across all TLDs. The Registrars were concerned by a
     speed of process, therefore to have a list. The Non-commercials were
     critical about this proposition. Some proposals collected by the WG-B
     could be explored more deeply in the future.

     Michael Palage was requested to provide recommendations on working
     procedures for the future, based on the WG-B experience (shall the WG
     be open to a newcomers over such a long time, facing the same questions
     asked over and over again, but also bringing a new ideas; how the
     listserv should be improved to prevent discussions' diversion on the
     public comments forum). The same request will be passed to Jonathan
     Weinberg, Working Co-Chair of the WG-C. Both written documents will be
     used by the WG-D.

     The discussion followed on mandates as given to the Co-Chairs and term
     of reference (whether it should be rather short or more precise).

     The draft of Resolution to the ICANN Board, as amended by the Names
     Council, was moved on by Roger Cochetti, and seconded by Kathryn
     Kleiman. The Statement was approved by an unanimous vote (16 YES, 2
     absents Dennis Jennings and Patricio Poblete)

        o Resolution on Famous Trade-Marks and the operation of the Domain
          Name System
        o Summary of the WG-B work

  D. Working Group C -- New gTLDs, Final recommendation

     Postponed to a debate and the NC vote by e-mail.

  E. Discussion on the NC Recommendations to the ICANN Board about the DNSO

     To be compliant with the ICANN rules, the NC shall submit its
     recommendations on the DNSO Secretariat and Budget to the ICANN Board.
     Such a document may include the NC observations and request for
     resources. Andrew McLaghlin stressed out that the budget has already
     been outlined, but the authorization to raise and spent money is

     Various comments were made by Erica Roberts, Ken Stubbs, Andrew
     McLaughlin, Roger Cochetti, Theresa Swinehart and Elisabeth Porteneuve.

        o The DNSO shall have sufficient resources and support and ability
          to act independently from ICANN.
        o The DNSO must be, and be seen as, a genuine multi-national
          undertaking. There is a strong request for involvement in both
          regions, Europe and Asia Pacific.
        o How to globalize the ICANN process, and have a clear, realistic
          perspective for the future.

     Those 6 persons will meet next Friday, 26 May 2000, on the
     teleconference and work out a proposal for recommendations prior to the
     next NC teleconference scheduled in two weeks.

  F. Yokohama schedule update

     The Yokohama schedule shall be fixed within one week. The
     Constituencies and WGs shall answer questions with regard to the agenda
     and room allocations raised in the message from Hirofumi Hotta, as
     recorded in http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/council/Arc03/msg00671.html

  G. Dates for NC teleconferences until Yokohama

     The next NC telecon will be held in two weeks, Friday 2 June 2000

     The main items on the agenda will be:
        o NC Recommendations to the ICANN Board about the DNSO
        o Yokohama agendas (GA, NC, Cross-constituencies meeting)


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