Re: [gnso-idn-wg] Chair of GNSO IDN working group
- To: "Bruce Tonkin" <bruce.tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, owner-gnso-idn-wg@xxxxxxxxx, gnso-idn-wg@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [gnso-idn-wg] Chair of GNSO IDN working group
- From: marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 09:57:57 +0000
I second Ram Moham, with the following additional recommendation.
However we agree to work out this, I think Bruce shld serve as chair ex officio
or vice chair for purposes of continuity. I understand the work load
distribution issues, but believe some kind of role like this, given links into
new gTLD PDP, and overall linkage to Council would make a continued role for
Bruce, but augumentative for linkage, not substantively, would bridge what I
would otherwise see as gaps.
I am familiar with Ram's background in this area, and support the need for a
chair of the working group of someone with strong technical understanding.
I have also given thought to an assumption, and will state it. Any member of
the Working Group will have the same 'interest' statement/requirements of the
Council/Task Force, etc.
That must be true for all members of the working group, of course.
Can you verify, Bruce, that Councill extends this requirement to the working
group, as we do TFs?
Finally, just to clarify why I am making this seconding of Ram Mohan.
I am sitting in an excellent session at the IGF addressing theis among other
issues, and it reinforces my view of the interdependence of the technical
challenges with other aspects of the policy. It is realtimed transcribed, and
others interested may wish to read it as interesting and useful background.
I personally look forward to the important continues examination of policy
issues as we work in the working group.
Please accept my seconding of Mr. Mohan.
Best regards from Athens.
From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 20:43:04
Subject: [gnso-idn-wg] Chair of GNSO IDN working group
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