Re: [bc-gnso] New gTLD Expression of Interest Working Group
- To: "Michael D. Palage" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] New gTLD Expression of Interest Working Group
- From: Liz Williams <lizawilliams@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 14:43:28 +0000
The small "points of contact" group is designed to reach out to
everyone who may have an interest. You'll see that the indicative
slate has "names" from each of the GNSO groups, the GAC, ALAC, ccNSO.
The Board resolution requires a plan by the end of November for
submission to the Dec 7 Board meeting.
Anyone is welcome to participate but use the point of contact in the
first instance so that the group can work efficiently.
A publicly archived mail list, posting of documents and full
disclosure of the document trail has already been requested as support
from ICANN. Anyone can request to be an observer of the group.
On 7 Nov 2009, at 20:12, Michael D. Palage wrote:
Could the BC leadership please update the membership on this
proposed Working Group for Expressions of Interests in connection
with new gTLDs.
It appears that Minds + Machines and other “TLD promoters” have
proposed a Working Group for new gTLD Expressions of Interest.
While I have no objection to the creation of such a working group,
the proposal to limit participation to an apparent self-interested
group is rather concerning. Hopefully the new Council, and our
elected representatives will make sure that this Working Group is
open to all that wish to participate.
I am concerned that the BC will only have one representative (See
Doc #2), and this self-selected group appears to have reached out
unilaterally to Susan Kawaguchi. While I think Susan would provide
an excellent participant I think all interested members from the
Commercial Stakeholder Group should be able to participate.