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For Smooth Landing in Helisinki to Participate in ICANN56

NTIA, ICANN, IANA, ICG

Policy Development Process (PDP)

This Policy Development Process (PDP) was initiated to develop policy recommendations guiding ICANN’s implementation of an accreditation program for privacy and proxy service providers.  PDP is a set of formal steps, as defined in the ICANN bylaws, to guide the initiation, internal and external review, timing and approval of policies needed to coordinate the global Internet's system of unique identifiers.

A privacy service allows domain name registration in the registrant’s name, but all other contact details displayed in the publicly-accessible Whois system are those given by the privacy service provider, not by the registrant.

A proxy service

allows the registered name holder to license the use of the domain to a customer who actually uses the domain; the contact information displayed in the Whois system is that of the proxy service provider.

There are many ongoing work or activities under consideration by GNSO & GNSO Council. Several working groups examining issues many issues including 

   All of this work occurs in the shadow of a new policy development process (PDP) examining the feasibility of a “next generation” replacement for the WHOIS system itself.

 GNSOGeneric Names Supporting Organization

The GNSO is the successor to the responsibilities of the Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO; see below) that relate to the generic top-level domains. The GNSO is the body of six constituencies, as follows: the Commercial and Business constituency, the gTLD Registry constituency, the ISP constituency, the non-commercial constituency, the registrar's constituency, and the IP constituency. GNSO provide several pages regarding the policy development process and how working groups function. 

ICANN's Board encouraged the GNSO to structure the Council on the basis of four broad stakeholder groups (constituency) in order to represent the wide variety of groups and individuals that compose the ICANN community. Stakeholder Groups function   are intended to facilitate the creation of new constituencies as well as growth and expansion of GNSO participants.

1- Commercial Stakeholder Group    

2- Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group

3- Registrars Stakeholder Group

4- Registries Stakeholder Group

GNSO has many projects

Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)

NPOC is Interested in operational concerns related to ICANN and the DNS, such as domain name registration, expansion of the DNS, and DNS and fraud and abuse NPOC is an ICANN Constituency within the Non-Commercial Stakeholders' Group (NCSG), a part of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). The purpose of the NPOC is to represent, specifically, the operational concerns related to service delivery of not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations who are domain registrants in the DNS. NPOC focuses on the impact of DNS policies and their effects on the operational readiness and implementation of non-commercial missions and objectives. NPOC members rely on the Internet and DNS policies to provide valuable services to their communities. NPOC is part of the Non-Commercial Stakeholders' Group, (NCSG), of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, (ICANN). The purpose of the NPOC is to represent the concerns of not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations who have an Internet domain registered. NPOC focuses on the impact of DNS policies and their effects on the operational readiness and implementation of non-commercial missions and objectives

a- Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC)

NCUC is a constituency focus on policy development, Internet governance policy, protecting noncommercial communication and consumer protection, civil liberties and human rights. It is part of  stands for Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) which is  an integrated committee of the Non-Contracted Parties House under ICANN’s Generic Name Supporting Organization (GNSO). The main purpose of the NCSG is to represent the views and interests of those who engage in non-commercial activities on the Internet.  To become an individual or organizational member of the NCUC, you must complete the NCSG application here and select NCUC as the Constituency you wish to join. The Noncommercial Users Constituency NCUC of ICANN’s Generic Name Supporting Organization (GNSO) participates as a member of the Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG.). The NCUC was the original voice of non-commercial interests within ICANN

 The Non-Commercial Users Constituency NCUC is composed of  

  • Members which consist of entities primarily engaged in non-profit/non-commercial activities; they must be exclusive owners of at least one domain name verifiable in the Whois database.
  • Executive Committee is responsible for administering the different activities of the Constituency, it is headed by a chairman who is elected yearly. It also consists of a Secretary-Treasurer and one representative from every geographical region.
  • Policy Committee is tasked to determine and represent the positions of the Constituency on issues related to domain names, ICANN policy and procedures of the GNSO, ICANN policy committees, working groups, advisory committees including policy forums. The Policy Committee is co-chaired by Constituency Representatives to the GNSO Council who are elected for two-year terms. The term of each co-chair will be terminated on an odd number and even number year to maintain the continuity of the Council.

 

  • WHOIS
  • WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information. The protocol stores and delivers database content in a human-readable format.
    •       WHOIS new website in Beta format features or tools were created as a direct result of the community’s input. The new centralized search tools where users can find WHOIS data about any top-level and second-level domains registered on any gTLD under contract with ICANN; even those that have been newly delegated into the root of the DNS. It is designed to be a used-friendly, educational tool with translation of the data types into the user’s preferred language.  The information displayed to users through the search tool is not stored by ICANN, but retrieved by accessing the WHOIS services of registrars and registries through Port 43 in response to a user’s query.

Civil society and ICANN

 At-Large

The At-Large Advisory Committee  (ALAC) is concern about advice on ICANN policies or activities affect the interests of individual Internet users Several of their working groups are dedicated to policy discussions and advice development activities. There are five Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs). the non-commercial interests in ICANN has two Constituency

a- Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC)

NCUC  is a constituency focus on policy development, Internet governance policy, protecting noncommercial communication and consumer protection, civil liberties and human rights

 

b- Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)

NPOC is Interested in operational concerns related to ICANN and the DNS, such as domain name registration, expansion of the DNS, and DNS and fraud and abuse

 WHOIS

  • WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information. The protocol stores and delivers database content in a human-readable format.
    •       WHOIS new website in Beta format features or tools were created as a direct result of the community’s input. The new centralized search tools where users can find WHOIS data about any top-level and second-level domains registered on any gTLD under contract with ICANN; even those that have been newly delegated into the root of the DNS. It is designed to be a used-friendly, educational tool with translation of the data types into the user’s preferred language.  The information displayed to users through the search tool is not stored by ICANN, but retrieved by accessing the WHOIS services of registrars and registries through Port 43 in response to a user’s query.

 Prepare for ICANN 56

GNSO Support Staff puts together the most important links to documents, agendas and other pertinent information for the upcoming ICANN Meeting. We hope this serves as a useful one-stop site for those attending the ICANN meeting in Helsinki, be it in person or remotely.

Prepare for ICANN56 with the GNSO Learn course

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