World Wide Alliance of Top Level Domain-names
ccSO formation Statement
ccTLD Constituency Meeting in Montevideo
FORMATION OF THE CC SUPPORT ORGANISATION
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;
- There is a carefully definable set of global issues which can be put through the SO to the ICANN policy making process.
- Each ccTLD is solely responsible for it's decision making except for that carefully defined list of global issues mentioned above, when ccTLDs agree to be bound by policies formed through the ICANN process.
- The ccSO Articles, bylaws and MoU with ICANN, and any contracts signed between individual ccTLDs and ICANN must ensure the integrity of the consensus decision making process including limiting that process to the set of issues, and to those issues within the ICANN mandate of technical co-ordination of internet names and numbers.
- The purpose of the ccSO is to protect and promote the common interests of ccTLD managers and their local internet communities; to give advice to ICANN on identified global policy issues, within the context of maintaining global internet stability and interoperability.
- Mechanisms for maintaining good communications with the other Support Organisations will be established
- The members of the SO shall be individual ccTLD managers.
- Members shall be able to give their proxies to regional or 'other' groupings within the SO.
- A member cannot be a voting member of more than one Regional or 'other' organisation for ccSO purposes.
- "Border" ccTLDs may choose which ICANN geographic region they wish to join (self-selection).
- There will be a role for Regional associations, and other forms of association which may develop: initial responsibilities for the existing regional associations are the running of elections to the ccSO 'Council', and integral part of any drafting process for "Policy" recommendations to ICANN.
- There shall be a ccSO Council, composed of three members elected by each region.
- The ccSO council shall be responsible for conducting the election of ICANN Board members.
- Board members shall be elected by direct election by ccSO Members.
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