Council Chair Scott Blake Harris opened by asking the Council to approve the November Minutes for the record. The Council approved.

Then, Becky Burr explained Neustar’s announcement to be acquired by a private investment group. In summary, Neustar remains fully committed to fulfilling the privilege of being the usTLD Administrator with the same excellence as has been delivered in the past.

Next, Kim Miller described the 2017 Work Plan. Several changes were discussed. Regarding administration, the Secretariat moved that the Council meet every six weeks as opposed to once a month, and that the Council meet on Thursdays instead of Wednesday. In regards to Council initiatives, the Work Plan proposes that the first half of the year be dedicated to concluding open policy issues, and the second half of the year be dedicated to public service ideas.

The Council adopted the 2017 Work Plan as final.

Finally, Ms. Miller announced that the public comment periods for the Privacy Service Plan and Premium Domain Names Plan had gone live and are open until January 16th. The results of which will be discussed on the January 26th call.

The Chair presented concluding remarks and the Council dismissed until the New Year.

Action Items

  • N/A


  • Scott Blake Harris
  • Phil Corwin
  • Shane Tews
  • Alex Deacon
  • Karen Rose
  • Stacy Cheney

Neustar Participants:

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