RE: [bc-gnso] .Joint ICANN Board - GAC Statement: Face to Face in Singapore agreed
- To: Marilyn Cade <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>, bc - GNSO list <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] .Joint ICANN Board - GAC Statement: Face to Face in Singapore agreed
- From: Phil Corwin <psc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 17:34:09 +0000
I note that Board approval of the Guidebook in Singapore, at least on June 20,
has been downgraded from near-certain to only "possible".
Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
1155 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
"Luck is the residue of design" -- Branch Rickey
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Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 10:43 AM
To: bc - GNSO list
Subject: [bc-gnso] .Joint ICANN Board - GAC Statement: Face to Face in
Dear BC Members
This will advise that the Board and GAC will meet face to face, probably
Sunday. I will be revising BC plans accordingly, so that BC members can sit in
the meetings. I am also writing the Chair of both Board and GAC to request that
the meeting be open to observers.
Marilyn Cade, BC Chair
Joint ICANN Board - GAC Statement: Teleconference on New gTLDs
22 May 2011
The ICANN Board and ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) held another
productive meeting to discuss the limited number of remaining issues related to
the anticipated launch of the new gTLD program. This teleconference was the
latest in a series of proactive, issue-oriented collaborations targeted at
addressing GAC concerns to ensure the stable and secure delegation of new
ICANN Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush recognized the members of the Governmental
Advisory Committee, "for their energetic and well-intentioned devotion to the
work of reviewing and improving the introduction of new generic top-level
domains. The discussions have resulted in significant progress, including
improvements to trademark and consumer protections, assistance for potential
applicants from developing countries, and other areas of the program."
Together, the Board and GAC have reviewed twelve issues, comprised of 80
sub-issues, discussing each in depth. The work has included several days of
face-to-face meetings between ICANN's Board and GAC, meetings that were
informed by preparatory papers and conference calls.
"In particular," Mr. Dengate Thrush noted, "the GAC Indicative Scorecard and
the reports in response to Board-GAC discussions were concise, clear and
helpful." Governmental Advisory Committee Chair Heather Dryden said, "the GAC
appreciates the time taken by the Board to discuss remaining issues on the call
and looks forward to continued progress as a clear signal that the Board is
committed to enabling the formulation of true community consensus in developing
policy that is in the global public interest as well as increasing the overall
accountability and transparency of the organization."
The latest discussion and ICANN Board and GAC agreement on the benefits of
having a face-to-face meeting in Singapore pave the way to possible Board
consideration of program approval on 20 June 2011.
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