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ICANN Stockholm Meeting. Report of the Vice President and General Counsel 3 June 2001 Louis Touton Vice President and General Counsel. Independent Review Policy. Independent Review Policy (Art. III, Sec. 4(b)) adopted 10 March 2000

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Icann stockholm meeting

ICANN Stockholm Meeting

Report of the Vice President and General Counsel

3 June 2001

Louis Touton

Vice President and General Counsel


Independent review policy

Independent Review Policy

  • Independent Review Policy (Art. III, Sec. 4(b)) adopted 10 March 2000

  • Supporting Organizations to appoint 2 members each to Nominating Committee

  • Six appointments completed 10 April 2001:

    • Tim Berners-Lee (PSO, 2 years)

    • Scott Hemphill (DNSO, 3 years)

    • Olivier Iteanu (DNSO, 2 years)

    • Ching-Yi Liu (ASO, 3 years)

    • Joon Kook Park (ASO, 2 years)

    • Houlin Zhao (PSO, 3 years)


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Independent Review Policy

  • 22 May 2001—Notification of initial 9 IRP vacancies given to nominating committee

  • 20 August 2001—Nominating committee to submit slate of 9 nominees

  • Board to vote on whether to confirm slate

  • Independent Review Panel to adopt rules of procedure

  • Independent Review Panel in operation


Verisign agreement update

VeriSign Agreement Update

  • 2 April 2001—ICANN Board approves revised VeriSign Agreements with revisions (centralized Whois commitment, greater advance notice, $10000 license fee waived, sanctions program, etc.)

  • 16 April 2001—Revisions implemented and agreements sent to Commerce Department

  • 18 May 2001—Commerce Department approval (annual audits made mandatory, .net term reduced to 30 June 2005, possibly as early as 10 November 2003)

  • 25 May 2001—Agreements signed


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VeriSign Agreement Update

  • Rapid phase-in of new provisions

  • .org transition

    • 31 December 2002 turn-over

    • $5.0 million funding for non-profit operator by 2 October 2002

  • Decisions required

    • New operator: selected/established?

    • If selected, how

    • Nature of operator’s relationship with ICANN—sponsored/unsponsored

    • Registry policies

  • Proposed referral to DNSO, requesting interim report by 12 October 2001

  • Decisions about operator by March 2002


New tld implementation

New TLD Implementation

  • Status of agreements

    • .biz, .info signed 11 May 2001

    • .name, .pro basic agreement approved in Melbourne; subject to 7-day posting once final appendices completed

    • .aero, .coop, .museum

      • agreement terms under discussion

      • some drafts provided

      • sponsors preparing draft appendices

      • common issues plus some separate issues for each TLD


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New TLD Implementation

  • Implementation schedule (.biz, .info)

    • .biz started trademark claim program 21 May 2001

    • .info starts sunrise registrations late June

    • Land-rush registrations

    • Delegation of TLDs for testing/evaluation (no problems expected)

    • Resolution starts 1 September for .info, 1 October for .biz


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New TLD Implementation

  • Re-accreditation of registrars

    • New form of agreement with riders

    • 80 registrars have signed

  • Escrow program

  • IETF provreg work ongoing

  • Whois, performance reporting, etc.

  • Public awareness

  • TLD program evaluation


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