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Communiqué of the ccTLD Constituency, meeting in Montevideo

9 September, 2001

Presented to ICANN Public Forum

Representatives of 65 country code managers met in Montevideo, Uruguay on September 6 and 7, 2001. A list of the country codes which were present, or appointed proxies follows at the end of this communiqué.

The country code managers record their grateful thanks to the Uruguayan meeting organisers for arranging this forum for continuing the important work of the international component of ICANN.

Considerable progress has been made in creating the Country Code Supporting Organisation of ICANN, which is the topic that occupied most of the managers. time.


It will be recalled that in our Stockholm Communiqué of June 2001, the ccTLD constituency reported that members there present had unanimously agreed to form a ccSO and to begin to work with stakeholders in ICANN on implementing that decision.

Members in Montevideo have developed a number of key principles that will be influential in the formation of the ccSO. Subject to further development, they are;



Consensus Building with ICANN Stakeholders

Outreach and consultation with other stakeholders has also continued since Stockholm. In Montevideo, meetings occurred with representatives of:

  1. The Business, Intellectual Property, ISPCP, Non Commercial and the generic Registry constituencies of the DNSO,
  2. Members of the ICANN staff, and Board.
  3. In addition, much informal contact has been pursued with stakeholders.

We have received either explicit or tacit support from all those we have spoken to. Most see this as a justifiable genuine .bottom up. self-organising process.

A recurring theme in our consultations makes it clear that our own stated intention of designing mechanisms for maintaining communications with other Support Organisations will be well received.

We expect to continue this consultation process, and will soon be commencing dialogue with the PSO and the ASO.

A timetable leading to the development of documents for adoption at the November meeting of ICANN in LA has been posted.


The meeting noted with regret that no response has been received from the ICANN staff to the completion and adoption of the ccTLD Contract.

Comments were received from the Canadian manager concerning the draft contracts submitted to the Canadian Registry by the ICANN staff. The ccTLD constituency has agreed to cooperate with the Canadian Registry in developing an acceptable ccTLD contract.


The meeting received with pleasure the news that on 5 September 2001, 14 Latin American ccTLD managers had signed in Montevideo a memorandum of understanding to incorporate an association of Latin American ccTLDs (.LACTLD.). Congratulations were extended to the preliminary office holders.

The ccTLD Constituency of the DNSO

The Sixty-five Country Code managers represented in Montevideo:

  1. Argentina
  2. Ascension Islands
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Belgium
  6. Belize
  7. Bouvet Island
  8. Brazil
  9. British Indian Ocean Territory
  10. Burkina Faso
  11. Burundi
  12. Canada
  13. Chile
  14. China
  15. Cocos (Keeling) Island
  16. Colombia
  17. Cuba
  18. Czech Republic
  19. Denmark
  20. Dominican Republic
  21. Ecuador
  22. El Salvador
  23. France
  24. Germany
  25. Ghana
  26. Greenland
  27. Guatemala
  28. Guernsey
  29. Honduras
  30. Ireland
  31. Israel
  32. Japan
  33. Jersey
  34. Mauritania
  35. Mauritius
  36. Mayotte
  37. Mexico
  38. Namibia
  39. Netherlands
  40. New Zealand
  41. Nicaragua
  42. Niue
  43. Norway
  44. Panama
  45. Paraguay
  46. Peru
  47. Philippines
  48. Reunion Island
  49. Singapore
  50. Solomon Islands
  51. South Africa
  52. South Korea
  53. Spain
  54. St Helena
  55. St Pierre and Miquelon
  56. Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
  57. Switzerland
  58. Taiwan
  59. Tuvalu
  60. United Kingdom
  61. United States of America
  62. Uruguay
  63. US Virgin Islands
  64. Venezuela
  65. Wallis and Fortuna Islands

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