[bc-gnso] ICANN New gTLD Expression of Interest Train Leaving the Station?
Hello All: I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention the following excerpt from the ICANN Board minutes, "ICANN staff shall present a proposed EOI process model for approval at the ICANN Board's February 2010 meeting. " See full ICANN Board resolution below, http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/prelim-report-09dec09-en.htm Plan for Expressions of Interest The Board received a presentation from staff outlining the work done in response to the Board's resolution passed in Seoul directing staff to provide a plan for Board consideration regarding a call for "expressions of interest" in the New gTLD program. The Board then discussed the proposed plan and took the following action: Whereas the ICANN Board has passed a resolution in Seoul directing ICANN staff to study the potential impact of a call for formal "expressions of interest", and provide a plan for Board consideration in December 2009, including possible options and a risk analysis relating to a proposed action; Whereas ICANN staff has presented an analysis of the potential benefits of an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process, and has developed a preliminary EOI process model for ICANN Board discussion; Whereas the board discussion has resulted in some preliminary determinations pending formalizing the EOI process model and obtaining public comment on those determinations; Resolved, (2009.12.09.05), ICANN staff is hereby directed to record and publish for public comment the risks and considerations considered by the board and the ICANN Board's determinations on the EOI process model. Staff is also directed to continue undertaking additional analysis on those determinations. Resolved, (2009.12.09.06), ICANN staff shall summarize: a) the public comments resulting from the publication of the risks and considerations considered by the board, b) ICANN Board's determinations on the EOI process model, and c) the additional staff analysis undertaken; and present that summary to the ICANN Board. Further, along with that summary ICANN staff shall present a proposed EOI process model for approval at the ICANN Board's February 2010 meeting. All Board members in attendance unanimously approved of the resolutions