- New gTLD database
|GNSO all-day working session||
GNSO Working Session, ICANN 43, 10:00-18:00, Saturday 10 March 2012
[Copy of transcript, chat transcript and audio available on 10 March 2012 GNSO working session page]
Ongoing and Pending Projects (10:00-10:30)
Stephane van Gelder: So welcome everyone to Costa Rica. Welcome to the new council members joining us for the first time for this meeting. Welcome to the - I'm not going to say old - existing council members. Nice to see you all once again. Look forward to a week of productive work with you all. Welcome to our excellent staff support and welcome to everyone else in the room obviously who are joining us for these meetings.
I will probably have some housekeeping issues as we get into the morning but let's try and get the meeting started now as swiftly as we can and we'll come back to those throughout the day.
|GNSO: New gTLDs||
Stephane Van Gelder: Okay. Can I ask Councilors to come back to the table please and we will start in a couple of minutes. Thank you.
Okay. Welcome back everyone. Sorry for the slight delay. We will start the new gTLD session immediately. Just looking back, operator, yeah, we're all good. So we have the ICANN new gTLD team here; Kurt Pritz. We have Karen Valente. We have Karla Valente, sorry. (Lance) is also here. And I see (Dan) over there. So the full team is with us.
And just before we start, just to tell you that obviously there's an ongoing RFP as we all know. So I would ask you to avoid any specific questions on (time) to applications or anything like that. Obviously Kurt will not be in a position to answer any of them. So please don't ask them.
And having said that, I'll hand it over to Kurt.
Kurt Pritz: Yes. Smart. Brief panic there. Thanks everyone.
|GAC-GNSO joint meeting||
CHAIR DRYDEN: Good afternoon, everyone. If you could take your seats. I know we are already running very late. Again, could you please take your seats.
Okay. Thank you, everyone. First, our apologies for running late this
Next to me is the chair of the GNSO, Stephane van Gelder. And we have a proposal for three agenda items perhaps to prioritize, starting with
I would note in the GAC's discussions earlier, that we saw that there
Regarding the IOC and Red Cross, I could look to the GAC leads to
|Beckstrom opening ceremony speech ICANN Costa Rica||
This is the text of the opening ceremony speech given by ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom at Costa Rica on 12 March 2012. It was notable for its closing where Beckstrom railed against conflicts of interest at the ICANN Board level and within the Nominating Committee.
The speech was met with some criticism. The .Nxt perspective is that Beckstrom had a fair point to make, but made it badly and in the wrong environment.
President and Chief Executive Officer Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
43rd ICANN International Meeting
We often say the Internet community is an ecosystem, and that is an effective way to convey its complexity and interdependence. So it is fitting that this week, the Internet community is gathering here in beautiful Costa Rica, where examples of stunning natural and complex ecosystems exist in abundance and harmony.
|GAC Discussion on New gTLDs||
CHAIR – HEATHER DRYDEN: Good afternoon. We're going to start in about 10 minutes. We had a delay with identifying staff to brief us this afternoon unexpectedly. I'll explain later. So in about 10 minutes we'll begin. Okay?
CHAIR – HEATHER DRYDEN: Good afternoon, everyone, if we could begin our plenary session this afternoon. So apologies for the delay in beginning our session.
For those newcomers to the GAC, it is a bit of a tradition that we don't quite manage to start on time. But Kurt Pritz, who was going to be presenting to us a bit later, has fallen ill. So we've been trying to
So let's take care of some business items before then. And then, when they arrive, we can move to that session.
So welcome, everybody, to Costa Rica. And, as usual, if we can begin with some introductions around the table. And then we will begin the proper session. So I'm looking to my right. If I can ask you to begin,
|IGF Advisory Group (MAG) summary and transcript||
>>Elmir Valizada: Ladies and gentlemen, we will start our afternoon session. According to our agenda, we will discuss the main theme and subthemes of our forum. Please have some suggestions and comments on these items.
Okay. I -- according to our procedure, I invite observers to comment, and after -- please.
>>Thank you, Mr. Chair. My name is Bertrand de La Chapelle. I’m on the ICANN Board but I’m also here connected with the International Diplomatic Academy.
I would actually like to make a comment that connects the session this afternoon with the discussion we had this morning.
|Strickling speech at Silicon Flatirons Center||
The following speech was given by US Assistant Commerce Secretary Larry Strickling at the Silicon Flatirons Center Conference in Boulder, Colorado on 12 February 2012. The conference was titled: "The Challenges of Internet Law and Governance".
[Read on the NTIA website]
Keynote Address by Assistant Secretary Strickling at Silicon Flatirons Center Conference
For the past two years, I have been the last speaker here at the Silicon Flatirons Conference. I would sit through all the panels and try to provide some overall synthesis of the conference as the closing speaker. Anyone who knows me is aware that I am unable to prepare remarks until the last minute—so it was fitting that I would be the speaker at the last minute.
|IGF Open Consultations||
>>CHENGETAI MASANGO: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. We're about to start. Could you please take your seats.
Good morning. We're about to start. Can you please take your seats. Thank you.
[ Gavel ]
I would like to introduce you to Mr. Vyatcheslav Cherkasov from UNDESA, who is going to say a few words first before handing it over to the chair.
>>UNDESA: Okay. Thank you very much. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Vyatcheslav Cherkasov. I am from the Division of Public Administration, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, DESA.
From the outset, let me extend you warm regard and appreciation from the Under-Secretary-General, the head of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Sha, and the director of the division of public administration for UNDESA, Madam Chen, for your appreciation and the dedication of your time, efforts, and commitment to the IGF movement.
|FCC McDowell ITR editorial in Wall Street Journal||
The following op-ed was published in the Wall Street Journal on 21 February 2012.
Written by FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell it outlines US government concerns about the WCIT conference in Dubai in December and the effort to change the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). Read on the Wall Street Journal website.
The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom
Top-down, international regulation is antithetical to the Net, which has flourished under its current governance model.
On Feb. 27, a diplomatic process will begin in Geneva that could result in a new treaty giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet. Dozens of countries, including Russia and China, are pushing hard to reach this goal by year's end. As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said last June, his goal and that of his allies is to establish "international control over the Internet" through the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a treaty-based organization under U.N. auspices.
|GNSO Council meeting: Feb 2012||
GNSO Council Teleconference February 2012
[Copy of transcript, chat transcript and audio available on GNSO Calendar 2012 page]
Coordinator: Please go ahead because now being recorded.
Glen de Saint Gery: Thank you.
Stephane Van Gelder: Thanks very much. Welcome everyone to this council call on the 16th of February. And let's start with just a request for people to join a little bit earlier if they can because we lose a bit of time while were waiting for quorum to be reached.
So if people could try and join a couple of minutes early that would be useful.
So with that being said I will ask Glen to do a roll call please to start this off?
[Roll call: full list of attendees.]
Alan Greenberg: …And may I ask you all to say your name before speaking for the transcription purposes. Thank you very much and Konstantinos is now connected. Thank you Stephane. Over to you.