Re: [bc-gnso] New gTLD Expression of Interest Working Group
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- Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] New gTLD Expression of Interest Working Group
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- Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 08:39:03 +0100
I have say that I agree with Ron in this one. Intentions might be good but I
share the following concerns:
1) Self-appointed group to grab the process for themselves with limited
participation from stakeholder groups
2) It seems unfair to pre-limit the group of possible TLD applicants
On 9.11.2009, at 19.30, ext Ron Andruff wrote:
I think you may be putting the cart before the horse. I have it on good
authority that staff is going to be putting forward a plan in the next days for
the community to comment on prior to a more synthesized plan going before the
board on December 7th. For my part, I don’t see the wisdom in independently
selecting a hand picked team under a self-developed Working Group charter,
particularly when the new GNSO and Chair are just getting their heads around
new operating procedures. It’s confusing.
I applaud the effort, but am concerned about the confusing messages being
pushed to, or received by, the community. Everyone is anxious to seize on an
opening, but let’s not rush the process.
Ronald N. Andruff
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[mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>] On Behalf Of
Sent: 2009-11-08 09:43
To: Michael D. Palage
Cc: 'bc - GNSO list'
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] New gTLD Expression of Interest Working Group
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.
http://www.icann.org/correspondence/eoiwg-to-icann-06nov09-en.pdf (Doc #1)
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
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