Outcome of the ccTLD open meeting, Santiago, 23 August 1999

There was consensus amongst those present that no decisions could be made in respect of policy during the meeting and that any ideas and principles arising should be put to the global constituency for comment via the mailing lists. The following reflect consensus amongst the meeting participants in identifying key issues to be put to the whole ccTLD community and developed further:

1 There was consensus amongst those present that concern should be voiced in respect of the haste with which ICANN wished to have elected board members from the DNSO. It was felt that their propsed agenda increased the risk that the outcome will not fully represetn the constituents of the DNSO.

However, if the board determine that these elections should proceed in accordance with the proposed time scale, the term of office served by those elected should be one year rather than three years.

2. In respect of Working Group A of the DNSO ( Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy), there was consensus that given the short deadline imposed by ICANN, allowing insufficient time for consultation and review in the global community, the WG-A report should be returned to the DNSO for further consultation. There was also consensus that the Administrative Committee of the ccTLD constituency should request of ICANN publication of their colective comment in the WG-A report and the dissenting comment of the New Zealand registry.

3. The meeting agreed, in princciple, that working group be established to define a work plan and funding mechanisms for the constituency. It was also agreed that staff were required to undertake the work for the constituency.

4. The meeting noted the difficulties that had been experienced by Fay Howard and IANA to establish a reliable database of ccTLD Admin conatacts and agreed that further work was required to ensure more accurate information in future.

5. The Administrative Committee reported on its initial objectives of appointing interim Names Council representatives and to establish a democratic process to replace the interim people with elected Names Council representatives before the Santiago meetings. Having done this, there was consensus that a process was now required to establish a more a formal structure for the Admin Committee and to further develop the outline principles of the constituency and its internal elections procedures.