[gnso-irtp-b-jun09] RE: For review - IRTP Part B Public Comment Announcement
- To: Marika Konings <marika.konings@xxxxxxxxx>, "Gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx" <Gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] RE: For review - IRTP Part B Public Comment Announcement
- From: "Michele Neylon :: Blacknight" <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 10:52:55 +0100
Thanks for reposting this
My main concern with ANY public comment period is that if the language is not
clear and accessible it's not "public".
It's very easy for the ICANN community to say that everything is public, but
language, jargon and overly complex syntax create barriers to participation
just as effectively as anything else
Language and its usage can put up barriers between end users who we are
supposedly trying to help and those of us who are in a position to evaluate
With that in mind ...
Could we add a small section towards the top of the document ie. so it's the
first bit that people read
Something along the lines of:
"We want to know if people are having problems with the current domain transfer
Yes - of course we're asking specific questions, but the first question points
someone to not one, but two external links.
What exactly is a GNSO Council?
What exactly is a GNSO consensus policy?
People on this list know, but a normal member of the public may find such
terminology in the first part of a document quite offputting. I'm not saying
that they shouldn't be there, however it would be helpful if there was a simple
explanation or equivalent explanation in either parentheses or in a sub-clause
The other question that I feel has to be asked, why isn't the basic question /
request for comment available (even unofficially) in a language other than
English? Even if the GNSO officially communicates in English it is dealing with
issues that affect millions of non-English speakers.
Mr Michele Neylon
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From: owner-gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx [owner-gnso-irtp-b-jun09@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Marika Konings [marika.konings@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 02 September 2009 10:12
Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] For review - IRTP Part B Public Comment
As discussed on our call yesterday, please find attached for your review the
proposed IRTP Part B Public Comment Announcement Text. Note that this is the
same version that was sent out last week. Please send your comments / edits to
the mailing list at the latest by COB on Friday 4 September. If no substantial
changes are proposed, the public comment forum will be opened in the beginning
of next week.
With best regards,