Re: [alac] Fwd: [council] Response from ICANN Board chair with regard to the proposed .biz, .info and .org agreements
Apparently, my email below did not go through. I am re-sending it. I also thought the email you recently posted to the PDP 06 list relevant to this email thread and have included it as well.
Denise Michel Vice President, Policy Development ICANN denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx
Bret Fausett wrote:
> It's been apparent to me for some time that the interests of the public and
> the commercial interests of the registries diverge to such a degree on the
> items in this task force, even the scope of the task force, that it makes
> little sense to continue working on them together. Since we're never going
> to reach unanimity, I'm skeptical about the value of of continuing to debate
> procedure, scope, and substance on every point and in every meeting when
> it's apparent to everyone that the result of our work, whenever we conclude,
> will be two reports, one a majority report and another a minority report. I
> don't mean this as a slight to the registries, or anyone else, it's just an
> obvious fact that we're never going to reach agreement on a single set of
> In light of this, I wonder whether we should simply split some of our next
> meetings so we're not taking each other's time debating points that will not
> be resolved.
> Bret, > > Setting aside your other assertions, which I take exception to, I feel > compelled to address your statement that "ICANN Staff has purposefully > impeded the GNSO's work in recent days." This is simply not true. > It is unfair and incorrect to insinuate that the reason Task Force > members have not reached agreement by Sao Paulo is lack of staff > support or staff impediment. > > Since it was launched in Feb. 2006, the Policy staff has supported the > GNSO's Contractual Conditions Task Force's (PDP '06) efforts to > address their terms of reference and has attempted to help the Task > Force comply with the PDP requirements. Indeed, ICANN has supported a > record-breaking number of meetings/conference calls for this task > force (10 conference call meetings in October alone) and has provided > the Task Force with the support requested by the Chair and agreed to > by the Task Force. I personally have participated in a majority of > Task Force calls since I assumed my current position and responded > directly (and on the record) to any question about the availability of > resources to support the Task Force's work with a commitment to help > ensure that all Task Force resource needs are met. If you think there > is something the Task Force asked Policy staff to do that was not > done, please email me directly. I am not aware of any unfulfilled > request or impeding action on the part of Policy staff. > > The Task Force has a monumental task in addressing all of the complex > and, in some cases, controversial topics included in this PDP. I > respect their efforts and they will continue to be fully supported by > the Policy staff. > > Regards, > Denise > > Denise Michel > Vice President, Policy Development > ICANN > denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx
Bret Fausett wrote:
This is vintage Vint. Here's the chronology....