Paul Twomey presents communiqué from GAC meeting held here. Representatives from 32 governments etc. Focused on evolution and reform. IPv6, recent WIPO and IETF deliberations, ccTLD management, GAC reform.
Affirming Bucharest resolutions, GAC maintains strong interest in the deliberations of the ERC. GAC discussed the ERC’s proposed new bylaws. Recommendations for further amendment. GAC requests that ERC and board take recommendations into account. Walk through proposed bylaw changes. GAC will consider and comment on further bylaw text by ERC on ccNSO. Internet is global resource. Supports worldwide economic and social interaction. GAC notes that issues arising from coordination are entrusted to one entity whose activities should appropriately reflect the global interdependency of the resource. GAC calls on all parties concerned, including ICANN, RIRs and ccTLD fconstituency to cooperate in good faith in order to ensure a relationship conductive to efficiency and mutual confidence. Dialogue with ccTLD constituency. Notes comments that simplification of contractual positions and processes might facilitate improvement in interactions between ICANN and ccTLD constituency. IANA should perform updates in a more timely and efficient manner in order to ensure accuracy. GAC prefers its representative on the nominating committee should be non-voting liaison. Strongly support efforts on IPv6. Presentation was made on WIPO decision on issues addressed by 2nd WIPO internet domain name process. GAC will put this issue onto work program. GAC received presentation from Harald Alvestrand on ICANN and the IETF. Appreciated; further dialogue in the future. Internal organization and work plan: Priority areas for future work. Elections for office bearers beginning on November 1. GAC will have a new team of chair and vice chair in place by Mid-January. EU commission takes over secreatariat. Transition from Australia to new secretariat should be done by November 30. Considering diversitiy of the GAC, members agree to continue with outreach efforts. Ensure that GAC’s work reflects interests of all members. Introduce mechanisms through which local internet communities benefit from having their governmental or public administration representatives at GAC. Appreciate briefing on IDN. Would like to recall earlier advice. Exercise great care in introduction of IDNs; consult with all parties affected. GAC continues to monitor and facilitate registration of dot info country names as per board decision of Montevideo meeting. Next face-to-face meeting in Rio de Janeiro.
Suggested bylaw changes: Cerf requests to move this to reform session later. Asks about “interim secretariat” function of EU. Twomey: “Interim” in the sense of being reviewed.