Cory Lancaster took roll.

Scott Harris reminded the Council that the Kids.US Annual Report has been submitted to the House and Senate Commerce Committees.

Crystal Peterson, Director of Registry Services at Neustar, gave an overview of the November USTAF event and described a marketing plan for the Neustar/USTAF partnership for the upcoming year. Ms. Peterson also gave an update to the August Zone File request.

It was the prior understanding of the Council, that the .US Registry did not provide access to their Zone File or updated reporting and hence the question from the Stakeholder Council to provide both. Upon further review and research, it has been noted that both the .US Zone File and updated reporting on numbers are provided on the .US website(s)1. Based on Council discussion and updated findings, Ms. Peterson recommended that Zone File access and monthly reporting structure be left as is. Additionally, Ms. Peterson stated that initiatives are underway in order to make information and data on the .US website more easily accessible.

The Council accepted her recommendation.

Next, Becky Burr discussed the Nexus and Privacy and Proxy policy issues. The Secretariat will conduct an internal review of Nexus implementation. Data from such review may benefit any subsequent policy review of Nexus.

In regards to Privacy and Proxy, Ms. Burr announced that ICANN submitted its Final Report to the GNSO Council on December 7th, one week before this call. She discussed the highlights of the Initial Report, the updates from Dublin ICANN, and she reviewed the background information from the Privacy and Proxy paper that the Secretariat published for Council review in August. A PowerPoint of that presentation is available on the .US website in addition to the Secretariat’s Pro and Con Privacy and Proxy paper.

The Council decided that now that ICANN has submitted its Final Report, the Council will conduct its own review of the Privacy and Proxy policy and provide a recommendation to Neustar that may lead Neustar to petitioning the Department of Commerce to allow Privacy and Proxy services in .US. Mr. Harris recommended forming a subcommittee of Council members to complete this task.

The Council unanimously agreed.

Mr. Harris concluded the call.

Action Items

  • The Secretariat to conduct an internal review of Nexus implementation.
  • Scott Blake Harris to contact Council Members to form a subcommittee to discuss approaches for Privacy and Proxy services in .US.



  • Scott Blake Harris
  • Shane Tews
  • Karen Rose
  • Michele Neylon
  • Doug Robinson
  • Philip Corwin
  • Byran Britt
  • James Bladel
  • Tom Barrett

Neustar Participants:

  • Cory Lancaster
  • Kimberly Miller
  • Becky Burr
  • Crystal Peterson
  • Judy Song-Marshall

Department of Commerce Participants:

  • Elizabeth Bacon

1. .US Zone File:; .US Reports: