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[gnso-et] Final Candidate list & process from here

  • To: "Caroline Greer" <cgreer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [gnso-et] Final Candidate list & process from here
  • From: William Drake <william.drake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:30:37 +0300

So the application period is now closed and we have ten candidates:

Eric Brunner-Williams  (Rgy or Rgr?  Not this time?)
* My order of preference for the review areas is security and stability first, 
accountability & transparency second, competition third, and whois last
* I self-identify with the Registrar Constituency, and the Registry 
* USA, male

Brian Cute (Rgy)
* I self-identify with the GNSO - gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
* USA, male

Warren Adelman (Rgr)
* I self-identify with the GNSO - Registrars Stakeholder Group
* USA, male

Mike O’Connor (CSG)
*USA, male
Ron Andruff (CSG)
*USA, male

Olivier Muron (CSG)
*France, male

 Victoria McEvedy (CSG)
*UK, female

Willie Curie (NCSG)
*South Africa, male, NCUC member

Hakikur Rahman (NCSG)
*Bangladesh, male

S. S. Kshatriya  (Unaffiliated)
*Indian, male

Parsing the pool:

Rgy one and maybe two names, Brian and Eric.  I'm assuming RgySG will put Brian 
into the allocated slot, so we won't have to review, right?

Rg one and maybe two names, Warren and Eric.  I'm assuming RgSG will put Warren 
into the allocated, right?

=>Action item: we have to decide how we're allocating Eric and whether to hold 
him over for a future RT, S&S, his first preference.  I suggest we hold him 
over and ask him to decide on the SG by that time, unless you all have enough 
info to make that call independently.

CSG four names, Mike, Ron, Olivier, Victoria.  They will need to decide which 
is their allocated and which two are standing for the competitive slot.

NCSG two names, Willie and Hakikur.  Willie will be our allocated person.  
We'll consult tomorrow on whether to endorse Haikkur for the competitive slot, 
he's not one our more active and known people.

Unaffiliated one name, Kshatriya.

=> Action item: Once the four SG's ID their allocated people and identified 
their up to two for the competitive slots (Hopefully Wednesday/Thursday), we 
are looking at the ET having to "assess" a rather small pool--Eric if he stays 
in, the two of four CSG selects, Hakikur (who'd be competing for the "open" 
slot) and Kshatriya (who is alone in the unaffiliated slot).  This should be 
pretty easy for the ET to do quickly, and the house vote shouldn't be unduly 

However, there's one last wrinkle, diversity:

It looks like Rgy, Rr have put forth white guys from the USA for the allocated 
slot.  If CSG does the same, we have a problem, as our rules say that unless 
the pool doesn't allow, we can't have more than two from the same region.  So 
CSG picking either Mike or Ron for the allocated will trigger the ET having to 
undertake a diversity negotiation with them to see if they can't perhaps put 
foward Olivier or Victoria instead.  Moreover, if CSG does not nominate 
Victoria either for the allocated slot or for one of the two for the 
competitive slot, (and even if they do and she loses in the vote), we will have 
no women in a situation where the candidate "pool did allow".  So here too, we 
would then have to go back to CSG and ask for reconsideration, which I gather 
wouldn't be easy.

The only way out on gender front that I can see would be to reverse from what 
I'd previously suggested re; Victoria.  Yes she's identifiably IPC, but she 
declared as an independent.  In order to achieve the diversity objective, and 
in order not to have a slot with just one candidate and no competition, I would 
think we could be flexible and allow her to compete with Kshatriya in the 
unaffiliated slot, and hopefully stay in at the the end, so we have least one 
woman to the five men.

In any event Wolf, CSG sort of holds the keys to unlocking the principle 
puzzles and potential problems, so I hope you can do a sit down ASAP with them 
to sort out the approach. Nominating Olivier for your allocated slot and either 
nominating Victoria for one of the two competitive candidacies OR agreeing 
(amongst us all) to release her to the unaffiliated pool are the big priorities 



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