[ALAC] ccNSO Updates October - November 2018

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 13:12:27 UTC 2018

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to share a brief update from the ccNSO. There has been
limited activity since we left Barcelona but there is some news

Whats New?

ccPDP Working Group Meeting

The working group held its meeting on 15th November 2018 at 17:00 UTC.
The meeting was a followup on the face to face deliberations held in
Barcelona which included a mind maps exercise. Some of the scenarios
that were tested included:

1. Time required by a ccTLD to complete the retirement process. Some
groups were for shorter period of times for example 2 to five years.
Those who supported the shorter time period argued that it would
provide necessary pressure to the ccTLD Manager to complete the
process. Other groups proposed 10 years. The argument was it would
allow registries and registrants to make the necessary transition
without pressure. The next meeting will be on 29 November 2018.
2. What would happen to codes that had been retired in the event that
a country reverted to its old name for example Democratic Republic of
Congo (.CD) Reverts to Zaire (.ZR)

Study Group on use of Emoji as TLDs

The Study Group will release its final report in KOBE. Some ccNSO
Councillors felt that there is need for a deeper understanding on the
potential value of emoji as TLDs and that the current scenario in
which use of emoji is viewed from a negative standpoint because of the
confusing similarity that might affect end users should be changed.

ccNSO Council Meeting

The ccNSO November meeting was cancelled since it fell on the last day
of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum that took place last
week. Since most Councillors were actively participating in the IGF, a
decision was made to merge the meeting with the December meeting which
will be held on 6th December 2018

New ccNSO Members

Since the ICANN meeting in Barcelona three new members have joined the ccNSO.
.TD (Chad)
.li (Liechtenstein)
.CH (Switzerland

This brings the total number of ccNSO Members to 171

Election Notice: ccNSO Council , European Region

The elections for the position of ccNSO Council Member - European
Region started on Thursday 8 November 2017 (00:01 UTC) and will close
on Thursday , 22 November (23:59 UTC). Two candidates Marta Moreira
Dias (.PT) and Nick Wenban-Smith (.UK) from the European Region were
nominated, seconded and have accepted their nomination.
There will be no elections in the Africa Region. Adebiyi Oladipo from
.NG (Nigeria) was the sole nominee and will replace Engineer Abibu
Ntahigiye from .TZ (Tanzania) in Kobe.

For detailed summaries of the sessions and recordings kindly visit the
ccNSO - ALAC Liaison wiki page.

Stay tuned.


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