Re: [gnso-contro-wg] Thread 2: Disputes by governments and consensus
Thanks for raising these questions -- they are very important to the dispute resolution part of the application process.
Three things that the group may wish to consider.
1. What is the nature of objection -- should there be a "basket" of objections that have a "measure". For example, contravenes Recommendation xyz or Principle abc
2. Who can object to what?
3. How can an objection be handled?
I have attached a DRAFT chart which the group may find useful. It sets out a straw man proposal but, having read the thread below, it's not comprehensive in its analysis of public comment periods and the impact they may have on the application process.
The group may also wish to think about the impact of objection on the cost of the process and the time it would take to evaluate applications.
I would also urge the group to think about defining a controversial name -- is that a useful exercise given that controversy can be about anything at any time and that, in this context, a string could be controversial in one round and not in another. Finally, should the "objection" model be complaint driven only with the objector having to pay for and justify their objection?
Kind regards and feedback most appreciated.
Liz Williams Senior Policy Counselor ICANN - Brussels +32 2 234 7874 tel +32 2 234 7848 fax +32 497 07 4243 mob
On 23 Apr 2007, at 06:45, Avri Doria wrote: