Re: [gnso-idn-wg] Chair of GNSO IDN working group
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- Subject: Re: [gnso-idn-wg] Chair of GNSO IDN working group
- From: Mawaki Chango <ki_chango@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 15:41:53 -0800 (PST)
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From: "marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx" <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Bruce Tonkin <bruce.tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
Sent: Wednesday, November 1, 2006 4:57:57 AM
Subject: Re: [gnso-idn-wg] Chair of GNSO IDN working group
I second Ram Moham, with the following additional recommendation.
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.
Marilyn, I'm sorry but I was expecting something more substantial as to the
reasons for this secondment. It's about technical stuff everywhere: Tina Dam
and her team are taking care of that with the lab testings, etc. Even I am
still to see the policy output of the PAC on IDNs at this stage, etc. Your
candidate is a PAC member (from what I've understood from Bruce's nomination),
active participant of the registry industry, and involved in the IDN debates
for years, etc. Is that all what we've got? BTW, is this intended to be a GNSO
WG? Do we really beleive GNSO may have anything specific to contribute to this
IDN debate? If not, let's not wate our time replicating or creating an antenna
of the PAC. It would be better, I think.
Best regards from the Caribbean regional IGF in Point Salines, Grenada!
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