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Re: [gnso-rrc-a] Draft to Response to Public Comments and Finalization of Report

  • To: "Michele Neylon :: Blacknight" <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [gnso-rrc-a] Draft to Response to Public Comments and Finalization of Report
  • From: Beau Brendler <beaubrendler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 07:04:49 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

yes, good point. I agree

-----Original Message-----
>From: "Michele Neylon :: Blacknight" <michele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Oct 11, 2010 8:04 PM
>To: Beau Brendler <beaubrendler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Cc: Margie Milam <Margie.Milam@xxxxxxxxx>, "gnso-rrc-a@xxxxxxxxx" 
>Subject: Re: [gnso-rrc-a] Draft to Response to Public Comments and 
>Finalization of Report
>Good input
>I'd suggest adding some wording to the effect that "we thank the members of 
>the community who have taken the time and made the effort to share their 
>opinions on these topics" and then go on to note the limited scope of the 
>current group etc etc.,
>I just think that it is important that we use the word "thank" at some point :)
>On 12 Oct 2010, at 00:34, Beau Brendler wrote:
>> well, that two weeks went by rather quickly.
>> I've pasted below what Margie wrote with my comments in brackets, then I 
>> have just woven the two together.
>> ADDENDUM to Final Report:  SubTeam A Review of Public Comments
>> SubTeam A has carefully reviewed the comments received in the public comment 
>> forum on the Initial Report on the Proposals for Improvements to the 
>> Registrar Accreditation 
>> Agreementhttp://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/public-comment-201007-en.htm#raa-improvements2010
>>     pertaining to the work of SubTeam A ,  and the summary prepared by ICANN 
>> Staff posted at:  
>> http://forum.icann.org/lists/raa-improvements2010/msg00010.html.   Some of 
>> these reflect important insights and perspectives that the Council should 
>> consider.
>> SubTeam A notes the following responses to several of the comments received:
>>         With regard to the comments that expressed disappointment regarding 
>> the proposed Registrant Rights and Responsibilities Charter, SubTeam A notes 
>> that the scope of its work was limited by the Charter for the Drafting Team 
>> and the constraints of the 2009 Registrar Accreditation Agreement.  
>> [These preceeding paragraphs seem more complicated than they need to be, and 
>> sell us short a bit. How about: 
>> Reflected in the public comments, and in the reaction of several people in 
>> the at-large community is a sense of disappointment that SubTeam A did not 
>> go far enough in its work. Indeed some members of SubTeam A at first thought 
>> the report was something of an exercise in stenography, or cutting and 
>> pasting language from the RAA into the registrant rights document. However, 
>> as work progressed three issues became clear: One, the scope of SubTeam A's 
>> work was limited to the contents of the current RAA; two, no plain-English 
>> version of the RAA actually existed, and obtaining one from ICANN staff 
>> required several weeks of work. Three, timing had created a situation in 
>> which registrars were in violation of the RAA for each passing day they did 
>> not have the current language on registrant rights posted to their web sites.
>> As the process unfolded, members of the team concluded that proposed 
>> improvements to the RAA would need to be consigned to an "Aspirational" 
>> Charter, which should be a "living" document, open to additions. Several 
>> attempts have been made, and will continue to be made, to solicit 
>> cross-community input on these future improvements to the RAA. SubTeam A is 
>> supportive of calls from INTA and others to further develop and redefine the 
>> charter, and particularly, to develop a roadmap for how the content of the 
>> Aspirational Charter will be evaluated and included in future versions of 
>> the RAA.
>> SubTeam A therefore recommends the GNSO Council support and encourage 
>> participation in cross-community activities underway with the At-Large 
>> Community and with other groups that have formed since the Nairobi ICANN 
>> meeting to address consumer and end-user issues within ICANN.
>> In a similar vein, several who submitted comments suggested revisions to the 
>> principles described in the Aspirational Charter.  SubTeam A recommends a) 
>> these comments be evaluated as part of any future work to be commenced on 
>> the Aspirational Charter though the new, cross-community effort described 
>> above, and b) that those who are interested should submit comments directly 
>> to the charter's wiki page at {...}.
>> The team also reviewed comments from the Internet Commerce Association 
>> suggesting elimination of language containing legal conclusions.  However, 
>> after discussion, SubTeam A did not reach consensus for revising the 
>> Registrant Rights and Responsibilities Charter in the manner suggested. 
>> SubTeam A invites the Internet Commerce Association to engage in the 
>> cross-community comment process as described, using the wiki.
>> .................that's a combination of what Margie wrote and my additions.
>> -----Original Message----- 
>> From: Margie Milam 
>> Sent: Oct 11, 2010 5:22 PM 
>> To: "gnso-rrc-a@xxxxxxxxx" 
>> Subject: [gnso-rrc-a] Draft to Response to Public Comments and Finalization 
>> of Report 
>> Dear All,
>> In an effort to conclude the work of SubTeam A,   I drafted the attached 
>> Response based upon the RAA’s last telephone call on 27 Sept.   Since I did 
>> not receive Beau Brendler’s recommended language as discussed on our call, 
>> please note that Beau may have additional content to share with the SubTeam. 
>> Please review and revise the Draft Response as appropriate, and send your 
>> comments to me by COB on Wednesday,  13 October.   I will then add it as an 
>> exhibit to the Final Report and circulate the final draft for your review 
>> and consideration.
>> Best Regards,
>> Margie
>> _____________
>> Margie Milam
>> Senior Policy Counselor
>> _____________
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