Archival Record | ICANN 54 - Dublin:

21 October 2015

Agenda and Documents

Coordinated Universal Time: 14:15 UTC
07:15 Los Angeles; 10:15 Washington; 15:15 London; 16:15 Paris;

The Meeting started earlier at 13:15 UTC

List of attendees: NCA – Non Voting – Carlos Raúl Gutierrez

Contracted Parties House
Registrar Stakeholder Group: James Bladel, Volker Greimann, Jennifer Standiford
gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group: Donna Austin, Keith Drazek, Rubens Kühl
Nominating Committee Appointee (NCA): Hsu Phen Valerie Tan

Non-Contracted Parties House
Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG);Philip Corwin, Susan Kawaguchi, Wolf-Ulrich Knoben, Tony Harris, Paul McGrady, Heather Forrest
Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG): Amr Elsadr, Marilia Maciel absent proxy to Edward Morris, Edward Morris, Stephanie Perrin, David Cake, Stefania Milan
Nominating Committee Appointee (NCA): Julf (Johan) Helsingius

GNSO Council Liaisons/Observers:
Olivier Crèpin LeBlond– ALAC Liaison
Patrick Myles - ccNSO Observer – present on Adobe Connect
Mason Cole – GNSO liaison to the GAC

David Olive - VP Policy Development
Marika Konings - Senior Policy Director
Rob Hoggarth - Senior Policy Director
Mary Wong – Senior Policy Director
Julie Hedlund – Policy Director
Berry Cobb – Policy consultant
Lars Hoffmann – Policy Analyst
Glen de Saint Géry - GNSO Secretariat

Audio streaming
Transcript [PDF, 117.21 KB]

Item 1: Seating of the 2015 / 2016 Council

1.1 Roll Call

1.2 Statements of interest were received from the new Councillors

  • Keith Drazek – SOI Registries Stakeholder Group
  • Anthony Harris – SOI Internet Service & Connectivity Providers Constituency
  • Johan Helsingius – SOI Nominating Committee Appointee
  • Wolf-Ulrich Knoben – SOI Internet Service & Connectivity Providers Constituency
  • Rubens Kuhl – SOI Registries Stakeholder Group
  • Paul McGrady– SOI Intellectual Property Constituency
  • Stefania Milan – SOI Non Commercial Stakeholder Group
  • Jennifer Standiford – SOI Registrar Stakeholder Group
  • Hsu Phen Valerie Tan – SOI Nominating Committee Appointee

1.3 Review/amend agenda

Item 2: Election of the Chair (30 mins)

Two nominations were received for this position, James Bladel and Heather Forrest. The GNSO Council held a question & answer session over the weekend with both candidates. The Council will proceed to elect the chair according to the GNSO Operating Procedures.

GNSO Operating Procedures [PDF, 1.21 MB]

Note: Section 2.2 Officer Elections: Chair and Vice-Chairs (see Appendix 1 below)

GNSO Operating Procedures

Note: Section 2.2 Officer Elections: Chair and Vice-Chairs (see Appendix 1 below)

The vote was by secret ballot which had three options:

[]James Bladel
[] Heather Forrest
[] None of the Above.

Berry Cobb and Glen de Saint Géry tallied the votes.

The results of the first round were:

Candidate 1Candidate 2Candidate 0
Results:Heather ForrestJames BladelNone of the Above

As a consequence James Bladel went to a second round of voting.
The second round of voting began by secret ballot with the following text:

[]James Bladel
[] None of the Above.

Candidate 1Candidate 2Candidate 0
Results:James BladelNone of the Above0

The second round of voting failed to provide a winning candidate obtaining 60% of the vote in each house.

The GNSO Operating Procedures provide for the following:

If the single candidate does not reach the 60 percent of each house threshold in the runoff ballot, then each house will commence a new nomination period of not longer than 15 days. An election for the new nominees will be rescheduled for no sooner than 30 days after the unsuccessful runoff ballot.

Vice-chair elections in each house are encouraged.

Jonathan Robinson noted "the reappointment or appointment of vice chairs in short order from the two different houses and clarity on whether those are in place until such time as a new chair is elected or for the full forthcoming annual period."

The new slate for Chair elections are those present at the meeting.

Item 3: Any Other Business

Ron Andruff was expected to add comments on the topic of PICs, but due to another engagement he was not able to attend the meeting in time. He intends to bring this topic up at a future Council meeting.

Councillors were reminded of the Council development meeting taking place in Liffey MR2 in the Dublin Convention Center on Friday 23 October 2015, 09:00 for a prompt start at 09:30.

In the absence of any other business Jonathan Robinson adjourned the GNSO Council Public Administrative meeting of the new Council and thanked everyone for their participation.

The meeting was adjourned at 15:45 IST (14:45UTC).

The next GNSO Council meeting will take place on Thursday, 19 November 2015 at 15:00 UTC.

See: Calendar

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