On 20-21 August 2009, ICANN hosted its North American Registry/Registrar Regional Event in Toronto, Ontario. Remote participation for the event was made available via Adobe Connect and an audio conference bridge.
The regional event model was introduced in 2006 as a means to inform and educate gTLD registries and ICANN-accredited registrars about ICANN activities and processes that may impact their operations. These events also broaden participation in the ICANN multi-stakeholder governance model for registry and registrar staff members who do not generally attend ICANNâs annual public meetings. ICANN subject matter experts facilitated discussions on issues such as gTLD registry continuity, contractual compliance, new gTLDs, GNSO policy activities, security initiatives, the 2009 Registrar Accreditation Agreement, and the terminated registrar transition process. Such discussions enhance knowledge and foster better cooperation between ICANN and its contracted stakeholders.
The Toronto event also featured a session on registry/registrar areas of interest that was facilitated by David Maher, Chair, Registry Constituency, and Mason Cole, Chair, Registrar Constituency. The chairs co-led a discussion about how the two groups might work better together on joint areas of interest such as electing leaders for the GNSO Council and engaging in discussions when new registry service requests, submitted via the Registry Services Evaluation Process (RSEP), have the potential to impact registrars.
In the interest of transparency, the presentations are being made public.
The following information is available about the event:
- Master PPT presentation: http://www.icann.org/en/meetings/regional-gathering-toronto-20aug09-en.pdf [PDF, 11,100K]
- New gTLDs: http://www.icann.org/en/meetings/regional-gathering-new-gtlds-toronto-20aug09-en.pdf [PDF, 369K]
|Time||Thursday 20 August 09||Friday 21 August 09|
|09:00||gTLD Registry Continuity Plan Workshop – Patrick Jones (pages 3-33)||Contractual Compliance – Stacy Burnette (pages 84-96)|
|10:00||New RAA Implementation – Tim Cole|
|10:30||Core Planning Team Meeting/Registry Data Escrow – Patrick Jones||Coffee|
|11:00||Coffee||Registry/Registrar Dialogue – David Maher and Mason Cole|
|11:30||Welcome/Introductions/Key Messages – Craig Schwartz/Tim Cole|
|12:00||ICANN Policy – Margie Milam (pages 38-75)|
|14:00||Registry Presentations||Registrar Constituency Update – Mason Cole|
|14:30||Terminated Registrar Transition Process – Mike Zupke||Security – Yurie Ito (pages 103-134)|
|16:00||New gTLDs – Kurt Pritz||National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance (NCFTA) (pages 136-155)|