[gnso-idn-wg] Chair of GNSO IDN working group
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- Subject: [gnso-idn-wg] Chair of GNSO IDN working group
- From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 20:43:04 +1100
The GNSO Council at its last meeting decided to re-instate the GNSO IDN
working group to track the IDN activities within ICANN, and also
identify tasks for the GNSO. I have also discussed with the ccNSO
chair the idea of having a joint meeting between the GNSO IDN working
group and the ccNSO IDN working group in Sao Paulo (probably on the
Sunday morning at the beginning of the ICANN week - e.g breakfast).
I originally chaired this working group as it had a relatively
short-term focus on reviewing the IDN issues report, and identifying the
next steps with respect to a PDP.
I would now like to hand over the role of chair to another member of the
GNSO IDN working group.
I have given this a bit of thought and would like to nominate Ram Mohan,
Vice President of Business Operations at Afilias. Ram is a member of
the SSAC committee, and the President's Advisory Committee on IDNs. Ram
has bee involved in the roll-out of IDNs at the second level of .info,
and has also been closely involved with .in (India). I think Ram
brings the right blend of experience in implementing IDNs and an
understanding of the needs of countries that use scripts other than the
I would like to open the topic up for other members of the working group
to express an interest in the role of chair, or other members of the
committee who may wish to nominate another person.
I am also interested in hearing from others that would like to second