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Testimony of YMCA to Senate Hearing on new gTLDs

Testimony of Angela F. Williams, General Counsel, YMCA of the USA

Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

December 8, 2011

Good morning Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison and Committee Members. I’m Angela Williams, General Counsel for the YMCA of the USA. As each of you are aware, the YMCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We work side-by-side with our neighbors in more than 10,000 communities to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Last year, our Ys served 21 million people - about 9 million were youth - and we serve them in every congressional district in this great country. I want to thank you all for your many years of support of local Ys in your district. I know you all have a long history with the Y!

EC response to IANA RFP

The following press release was put out on Monday 14

IANA contract request for proposals

This is the bulk of Request for Proposal (RFP) SA1301-12-RP-IANA put out by the US government's NTIA over management of the IANA functions.

Deliverables on IANA contract

The table below covers the "deliverables" due on the renewed IANA contract, posted November 2011. View the full contract.


Clause No. Clause Deliverable Due Date
C2.6 Transparency and Accountability User instructional documentation including technical requirements Six months after award
C2.7 Responsibility and Respect for Stakeholders Documenting the source of the policies and procedures. Six months after award
C2.8 Performance Standards Performance Standards Six months after award
C2.9.2e Root Zone Automation Automated Root Zone Nine months after award
C2.9.2g Customer Service Complaint Resolution Process (CSCRP) Customer Compliant Process Six months after award
C3.4 Security Plan
Open Meeting of the ICANN Board and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)

GAC/ICANN Board Meeting
Dakar, Senegal
25 October 2011

>>HEATHER DRYDEN: Good afternoon, everyone.

Welcome to the Board/GAC exchange.

IGF workshop report on effective participation in ICANN, the IGF and ITU

Workshop Report, Internet Governance Forum 2011, Nairobi

Workshop #70: On the Outside, Looking In: Real-World Solutions to Effective Participation in ICANN, IGF and ITU

IGF workshop report on IDNs and local languages

This is a meeting summary of a workshop held at the 2011 IGF

GAC Communiqué – Dakar

Governmental Advisory Committee

Dakar, 27 October 2011

I. Introduction

India's proposal for a United Nations Committee for Internet-Related Policies (CIRP)

The following statement was presented to the UN General Assembly on 26 October 2011. It comes after a similar proposal received heavy criticism at the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi the previous month.

Statement by

Mr. Dushyant Singh
Hon'ble Member of Parliament, India


Agenda item 16:
Information and Communications Technologies for Development

Sixty Sixth Session of the UN General Assembly
New York

October 26, 2011

Mr. Chairman,

We thank the Secretary-General for his report on enhanced cooperation on public policy issues pertaining to the Internet, contained in document A/66/77, which provides a useful introduction to the discussions under this agenda item.

As a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and democratic society with an open economy and an abiding culture of pluralism, India emphasizes the importance that we attach to the strengthening of the Internet as a vehicle for openness, democracy, freedom of expression, human rights, diversity, inclusiveness, creativity, free and unhindered access to information and knowledge, global connectivity, innovation and socio-economic growth.

ICANN letter to EC re: vertical integration

The following letter was sent by ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to EC Commissioner Neelie Kroes on the second day of the ICANN meeting in Dakar in October 2011. A physical copy provided to the EC's representative on the ground, just prior to the start of the Board-GAC meeting.

The letter came in response to an EC letter sent to ICANN just prior to the ICANN meeting in Singapore in June. It argued that ICANN had not done sufficient analysis to end the market separation rules between registries and registrars.

25 October 2011

Commissioner Neelie Kroes
Vice President of the European Commission
Rue de La Loi 200
B-I049 Brussels,

Dear Commissioner Kroes,