ccNSO Newsletter | May 2019

Spotlight: new to the ccNSO Council
Following the ccNSO Council nominations and elections in Autumn 2018, 4 new members took their seat on the ccNSO Council at the end of ICANN64 in Kobe.

  • What are their experiences to date as Council members?
  • What is the importance of the ccNSO for ccTLDs?
  • What do they see as the major challenges and work items for the Council, the next months or years ahead?
  • How can ccTLDs contribute to the ccNSO?

Jordan Carter, Biyi Oladipo, Alejandra Reynoso and Nick Wenban-Smith provided answers in an interview .
Jordan Carter (.nz)
| Asia Pacific |

How can ccTLDs contribute to the work of the ccNSO?

Jordan: “By coming along to an ICANN meeting; by reading and thinking about the emails on our lists; by volunteering for a working group or committee or PDP. Joining the ccNSO Council is another way to help!”

Biyi Oladipo (.ng)
| Africa |

In your view, what is the importance of the ccNSO for ccTLDs?

Biyi: “The importance of the ccNSO for ccTLDs is 3-fold: Firstly, the ccNSO is the platform within the ICANN ecosystem where ccTLDs meet, network and discuss issues and challenges they face. Secondly, the ccNSO is a ground for cross fertilization of ideas on best practices. Lastly, the ccNSO is the voice of ccTLDs within the ICANN Ecosystem. It is the ccNSO that harmonizes and passes on the opinions of the cc Community in the larger space."
Alejandra Reynoso (.gt)
| Latin America & Caribbean |

You took your seat as vice-chair on the ccNSO Council at the end of ICANN64 in Kobe. Could you tell us a bit more about your experience to date as member of the ccNSO Council, or as one of its vice-chairs?

Alejandra: “I’ve been a member of the ccNSO council since 2015. Wow, time flies!
I feel more responsibility on my shoulders. At the same time, I am confident that the work of the Council is a team effort and we have a great team."

Nick Wenban-Smith (.uk)
| Europe |

Any conclusive remarks?

Nick: “I have really been struck by the strong community ethos and support networks that there are in and between the ccTLDs. I really can’t think of any area where such a diverse and interesting group of people meet to work together, and this has led to deep and enduring friendships which I will always treasure.”
Internet Governance and the ccNSO
Internet Governance: the ccNSO takes a next step
As a result of the discussions by the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) community at ICANN63 in Barcelona, the ccNSO recently established a new committee: the Internet Governance Liaison Committee ( IGLC ).
The Committee will take an active role in coordinating and facilitating the participation and input of ccTLD Managers in Internet Governance-related discussions and processes. The focus will be on those Internet Governance-related topics that are relevant to ccTLDs. The IGLC will provide regular feedback to the ccNSO Council, ccNSO members and broader ccTLD community. Consult the IGLC Terms of Reference here and its wiki space here .
ICANN65 ccNSO schedule
The ICANN65 Policy Forum runs from 24 to 27 June 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco. This four-day meeting is focused on current policy development work, outreach, and daily opportunities to network with the community.
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ccNSO schedule at ICANN65

Day 1 | Monday, 24 June
  • ccPDP on Retirement Working group – 09:00 - 12:00
  • ccNSO Council preparatory session – 12:00 - 13:30
  • Strategic Operational Planning Standing Committee (SOPC) – 13:30 - 15:00
  • Tech Day - 13:30 - 18:30
Day 2 | Tuesday, 25 June
  • ccNSO Members Meeting: day 1 – 09:00-TBD
  • Joint meeting: ccNSO & GAC – time TBD
  • ccNSO Community Outreach Event – 18:30 - 20:30 | invite only
Day 3 | Wednesday, 25 June
  • ccNSO Members Meeting: day 2 – 09:00 - 15:00
  • ccNSO Organizational Review session – 15:15 - 16:45
  • ccNSO Council Meeting – 17:00 - 18:30
  • Joint meeting: ccNSO & GNSO – 18:30 - 19:30
Day 4 | Thursday, 26 June
  • TLD OPS Standing Committee – 09:00 - 10:15
  • Meetings Programme Committee (MPC) – 10:30 - 12:00
  • IDN Variant Working Group – 13:30 - 15:00
  • Internet Governance Liaison Committee (IGLC) – 15:15 - 16:45
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Capacity building for Asia Pacific ccTLDs
Three single steps on a journey of a thousand miles
The APTLD Board recently took its capacity building efforts to a next level: the regional organisation delivered 3 training sessions for Asia Pacific ccTLD representatives in just 4 months.
The classes proved a well-balanced blend of lectures, trainings, and intense coaching and counseling sessions in the area of ccTLD marketing, IDNs and domain name auctions. APTLD's General Manager, Leonid Todorov, wrote a report about the trainings, including the lessons learned. Read more here .

Founded in 1998 as a non-profit entity and incorporated in Malaysia, APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association) is an organization for ccTLD (country-code Top Level Domain) registries in the Asia Pacific region.