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Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Revised Charter, including updated Definitions

  • To: Gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx
  • Subject: Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Revised Charter, including updated Definitions
  • From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:23:02 -0500


In UN work, we often skirt this issue by calling them working definitions.

Often working definitions are the best one ever gets.

I am comfortable calling them working definitions.


On 18 Feb 2010, at 15:07, Berry Cobb wrote:

> VI DT,
> Since there is contention about the definitions included with the charter, is 
> there a chance that we can add language that these definitions are work in 
> progress?   Further, can we state this as an objective to the WG that the 
> refinement of these definitions occur?  Something like……
> Objective 7:  To formally define Vertical Integration, Cross Ownership, and 
> other terms as necessary to establish VI policy for broad use by the internet 
> community.   
> If we were to establish this as an objective, it should probably be labeled 
> as Objective #1 or #2 as they lay the foundation from which the WG would 
> establish policy, if any.
> Just a thought.
> As was stated on a prior call, I do not believe we would have the Charter 
> Objectives we have now without these definitions and I would hate for the WG 
> to start from scratch. 
> Berry A. Cobb
> Infinity Portals LLC
> 866.921.8891
> From: owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Margie Milam
> Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:27
> To: Gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [gnso-vi-feb10] Revised Charter, including updated Definitions
> Dear All,
> Please find attached a revised charter, that includes suggestions made to 
> date by Brian Cute and Jeff Eckhaus, for your review.   I did not include 
> Kristina’s recent email  suggestion, because I didn’t recall what variations 
> were proposed by Milton with respect to “resale and wholesale markets.”
> Please note that the revisions to the definitions  are intended to track the 
> language used in current registry agreements.  These agreements use the terms 
> “equivalent access” and “non-discriminatory access” to describe these 
> obligations, but do not actually define these terms.  
> At yesterday’s call there was a request that Staff develop definitions to be 
> consistent with the analysis done through the implementation process.  Doing 
> this will take longer than a few days, so we suggest that the working group  
> finalize the charter based  on the current definitions.   Staff can continue 
> to further develop these  definitions if that is useful to the working group, 
> and update the charter when they are available.
> Best Regards,
> Margie
> ____________
> Margie Milam
> Senior Policy Counselor
> ____________

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