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Re: [gnso-igo-ingo] Draft Final Report - Update

  • To: "Berry Cobb" <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [gnso-igo-ingo] Draft Final Report - Update
  • From: Stephane Hankins <shankins@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:52:22 +0200

Dear Berry, 

Following up on the discussions held yesterday within the WG pertaining to 
our request that the Final Report's table of options relating to the Red 
Cross and Red Crescent designations and names be complemented with the 
full range of options introduced to, and discussed, within the WG (even if 
the latter are assessed not to meet the consensus of the group), we would 
appreciate if you could also address this in your conversation with Thomas 

To us, the option of presenting the RCRC propositions for protection in 
full as a footnote to the Table is a minimum to properly reflect the 
discussions held within the WG and to clarify the range of options 
presented to the group's consideration (in effect, 4 propositions for 
which we sent language in our last messages sent in advance of the last 
two WG sessions). 
It is not at all clear to us that the General Recommendations table in 
Section 5.5 of the Report include the RCRC propositions regarding Scope 2 
names nor that they can be considered as a substitute therefore.   
The GNSO and ultimately the Board should be given all the elements at hand 
to make an informed decision on what protections to afford to Scope 2 RCRC 
names. This should also allow the GNSO and the Board to reach a solution 
that is both legally sound and coherent with regard to the respective 
names and identifiers of the different groups of organizations under 
consideration (which constitutes the WG's intended focus). As you 
understand, we consider that this is not the case neither in the current 
formulation nor representation of the recommendations. 
Best regards, 
Stéphane and Chris 
Stéphane J. Hankins 
Legal adviser 
Cooperation and coordination within the Movement 
International Committee of the Red Cross 
Tel (direct line): ++0041 22 730 24 19 
Email: shankins@xxxxxxxx 

Christopher M. Rassi 
Senior Legal Officer 
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 
Chemin des Crêts, 17 | 1209 Petit Saconnex | Geneva | Switzerland 
Tel. +41 (0)22 730 4536 | Fax +41 (0)22 733 0395 
Email: christopher.rassi@xxxxxxxx 

From:   "Berry Cobb" <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:     <gnso-igo-ingo@xxxxxxxxx>
Date:   19.09.2013 08:54
Subject:        [gnso-igo-ingo] Draft Final Report - Update
Sent by:        owner-gnso-igo-ingo@xxxxxxxxx

WG Members,
Per our discussion today about recommendations assigned divergent levels 
of consensus and how they may mask overwhelming opposition, I wanted to 
first advise that I was able to confer with other ICANN staff to determine 
a path forward.  In short, it was considered a higher risk to modify the 
substance of the recommendations during the consensus call, but it was 
determined that a method of assigning “Divergence Against” or “Divergence 
For” can be utilized.  The requirement for the WG is that this assignment 
must be consistent across all recommendations where divergence is 
assigned.  However, not all divergent recommendations clearly designate 
overwhelming opposition like the General Recommendation #4 we discussed 
I feel it is important that I share and explain these potential 
modifications to the consensus levels with Thomas before delivering the 
report to the WG.  Therefore, this email does not include the next version 
of the draft Final Report as promised in today’s conference call.  I did 
however make great progress with the updates to the draft Final Report.
As soon as I confer with Thomas (appx Thurs. 14 UTC), I will make any 
final changes as necessary and send the next version of the report to the 
list.  I will include a redline version (that will not contain the 
sections realigned agreed to avoid massive redline) and a clean version of 
the report (w/ all track changes accepted) for easier review.
Given the amount of changes, we will postpone the Public Comment Forum 
announcement until Friday.  Per our work plan, we can afford an additional 
day without missing the deadline for the BA GNSO Council meeting.
Please stay tuned.
Thank you.  B
Berry Cobb
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN)

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