Chair: Peter de Blanc, North America AdCom and .vi
Co-chair: Maureen Cubberley, CIRA, .ca
Donation at the gate: 2,950 USD
Written by: Abhisak Chulya and Seung-Yeon Yoo
There were 37 ccTLD managers and 8 proxies present at this meeting.
Plenary Session 1 (9:00 - 12:30):
Peter Dengate Thrush presented a draft of Application for Becoming ccSO prepared by BK Kim and APTLD to the meeting, ccSO-2001mdr.html. The major issues for discussion were: nature of membership, number of geographic regions, structure of ccSO Council, and the level of consensus and its definition. A straw poll was taken to decide whether the regional structures that we will use would be based around the geographical structures. The question was "Are you in favor of changing this structure in the future for flexibility?"
In favor of changing: 12
In favor of leaving the current structure in place: 4
Presented by Mao Wei, Director of CNNIC, 20011111.ALSC-report-CN-VN.html .
The issue of whether each ccTLD should do this election for ICANN as proposed by CNNIC was widely discussed. Peter de Blanc strongly suggested that the ccTLD as a group should have some kind of response to ALSC Final Report other than the suggestions made by CNNIC and VNNIC. He set up an assumption that there will be an At-Large SO. He asked the ccTLD managers to think about the following issues:
Seung-Yeon presented the status of the DNSO funding and the invoice from DNSO for the amount of US$ 15,371.00 20010418.DNSO-to-ccTLD-invoice.pdf. We are still way short of this amount. Peter de Blanc urged the ccTLD managers to contribute more to the DNSO.
Plenary Session 2 (14:00 - 18:00):
Presentation by BK Kim, Executive Director: 200111.Secretariat-report.html.
BK pointed out that the contributions received from the countries does not even equal half the amount of the budget proposed by the secretariat since the permanent secretariat was launched in May 2001. He strongly urged the ccTLD managers to contribute more to the Secretariat funding.
Peter Dengate Thrush had prepared the responses to gTLD questions on the Formation of the ccSO. He presented the questions to the audience one by one and asked if any changes were needed. The accepted final version is posted at: ccSO-answers-to-gTLD-2001mdr.html
Plenary Session 3 (9:00 - 13:00):
Carl Bildt, the Chair of ALSC, and the members of ALSC were at the ccTLD meeting to explain and answer to the ccTLD managers who had questions on the ALSC Final Report.
Morton Taragin of .il asked Stuart Lynn a question on signing a contract with the Root Server Operators. Stuart Lynn doubted that the best service contract will encourage the performance of the root server.
Alan pointed out that the At-Large issue was a very fundamental issue in regards to what kind of ICANN we would have. It will affect most of the issues related to the ccTLDs. His comments on ALSC Report were:
He also stated that NAIS would work closely with the ccTLDs to make sure that the public was represented the right way and that ICANN was doing its proper role.
Plenary Session 4 (13:30 - 16:00)
Nigel Roberts volunteered to draft a mission statement on security, which would be presented to ICANN Public Forum in the morning of 15 November. See statement at 20011111.ccTLD-security-activities.html.
The main three points of the statement were:
In addition, Sabine Dolderer of .de volunteered to head up a discussion on the "ccTLD Backup and Shared Secondary Name Server" issue.
The meeting agreed that the AdCom should appoint liaison officers to communicate with other constituencies in order to keep good relations with them. The AdCom will write up the "job description" and the ccTLD Secretariat will put out to the ccTLD discuss list asking for volunteers, one for each constituency.
Maureen Cubberley informed the meeting that the contract negotiation with ICANN staffs was still taking place and that there were not enough areas in common between CIRA and ICANN to share any information.
The meeting suggested that ccTLD Secretariat create it's own database to record the request of changes in IANA information and update it frequently on the ccTLD web site.
The communiqué drafted in Marina del Rey includes the discussion on the ccSO formation:
The communique also includes issues such as Internet Security, Internationalized Domain Names, Contract with ICANN, IANA Services, and the ALSC report.
The communiqué can be seen at 20011112.ccTLDmdr-communique.html