[ALAC] ccNSO Updates October - November 2018

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 15:10:54 UTC 2018

Hi Maureen,

Yes, i am still updating some of the content that i unfortunately lost
while editing the wiki. The online report will also  contain actual
recordings of the sessions and links to the ccNSO Wiki that is
provides a more detailed account of meeting proceedings.

Best Regards

On 11/20/18, Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for that very newsy and informative report, Barrack (Is it online
> too?)
> M
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 3:12 AM Barrack Otieno <otieno.barrack at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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
>> nonetheless
>> 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.
>> Regards
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