Re: [gtld-council] new TLDs Work Plan 2007
Hi AllThanks so much for your helpful comments -- looks like we'll be revising the timeline.
I didn't have a chance to thank you all for the excellent work that took place this week -- thank you. We've made substantial progress which will now be incorporated into the Committee's reports and the implementation plans.
Kind regards. Liz ..................................................... Liz Williams Senior Policy Counselor ICANN - Brussels +32 2 234 7874 tel +32 2 234 7848 fax +32 497 07 4243 mob On 07 Dec 2006, at 12:37, Your Name wrote:
I agree with both Bret and Ross. The consultation with GAC is happening during this meeting. Also, I am surprised at some comments that I have heard, which suggest we should wait on the success of IDN proceedings before introducing new gTLDs. Obviously, once IDN functionality is established and operationally sound, this can be incorporated into operations of the existing and any newly incorporated gTLDs. Tony HarrisI must have misunderstood as well. Why would the TF enter into consultation w. the other SO's and AC's? Wouldn't this be bettermanagedby the GNSO Council as input to its consideration of the TFs work? Otherwise, we have arranged a potentially un-ending workloop forthis TF(create report, send for consultation, recraft to account for input, re-consult, etc...) I would much prefer that we send our recommendations to Council andletthem manage the consultative input from the other parties as inputtotheir deliberations when they are deciding to approve the recommendations or not... -ross Liz Williams wrote:Bret You must have misunderstood what was contemplated. As you areaware,there has been much discussion and input from a wide range of stakeholders at this meeting and we are yet to have substantive discussions with the GAC. We are not in a position to release a final Draft Report until consultations have taken place with the other SOs and ACs. Inaddition,the GNSO IDN Working Group has just begun its work and there are elements of that work that are highly relevant to the new TLDsreport asa whole. You are also aware that we are entering the Christmas season and,whilstwork will be continuing, it will not be at the current rate. Youarealso aware that Committee members are committed to two other PDPs. If we can bring the dates forward we will do that but we mustensurethat we have adequate clarification of the draft recommendationsas theystand -- the Committee needs to do more there; we must ensure wehaveinput from other stakeholders and we must ensure that we, asclosely aspossible, post documentation that allows sufficient time toconsidermany other views. Liz ..................................................... Liz Williams Senior Policy Counselor ICANN - Brussels +32 2 234 7874 tel +32 2 234 7848 fax +32 497 07 4243 mob On 06 Dec 2006, at 21:21, Bret Fausett wrote:I'm confused. I was under the impression that our report wasclose tocomplete and that shortly we would be in a position to submit the report to the Board (December 2006-January, 2007). My expectation was thatanRFP for new TLDs would be forthcoming in ICANN's Q4 (April-June 2007),withnew TLD applications submitted in ICANN's Q1 (July-October, 2007). Keepin mindBoard Resolution 06.23,* which called upon the GNSO to completeitspart of the work by January 1, 2007, so that ICANN could move forward with implementation. Certainly conducting final consultations inLisbon, atthe end of March, is far beyond what I contemplated, and well outsideof theBoard resolution. If I'm reading the proposal correctly, the dates in this timeline contemplate three more drafts: the first by 26 January 2007, the second by 26 February 2007, and a third and final sometime "[b]etweenLisbon andPuerto Rico meeting." ** That's two too many drafts and at leastfivemonths more than necessary. Under the PDP (Annex A to the Bylaws ***),weneed to provide 20 days public comment on the report. 10 days after thiscommentperiod, we need to produce a final report, which can be voted onby theCouncil. My suggestion is that we call the comment period as soon aspossible,on the current text or something very close to it. To the extentconstituencieshave not yet commented, they can do so in the public commentperiod.During the 10 day revision period, I recommend that we take uponourselves,as the Council, the job of producing the next iteration of the report,withStaff assistance as necessary and appropriate. And yes, I'll bereplacedsoon on the Council, but I will stay involved, on behalf of the ALAC, inthe twoPDPs underway until they wind up. I'm not passing this to someone else. ;-) I would volunteer to be part of a small drafting committee toproduce thefinal text during that 10 day window. If we follow this path, we could be in a position to forward theBoard areport by the end of January, 2007. -- Bret -- * http://www.icann.org/minutes/resolutions-31mar06.html ** PROPOSED TIMELINE 15 December 2006: send AC and SO correspondence seeking input 20 December 2006: Constituency's submit comments on draft Final Report to gtld-council list [BC already submitted] 26 January 2007: Release updated version of draft Final Report incorporating Sao Paulo inputs, updated constituency positions, placemarker for GAC public policy principles, restructured report withprinciples,policy recommendations and implementation guidelines 6 February 2007: Committee conference call to discuss updateddraftFinal Report; confirm whether F2F meeting is necessary to completeFinalReport in preparation for Lisbon meeting; submit Final Report to Councilfor votingand transmittal. 26 February 2007: Post Final Report and commence formal publiccommentperiod. 26 - 30 March 2007: ICANN meeting Lisbon. Finaliseconsultations andinputs; consider public comments; conduct anotherimplementation/policysession. Between Lisbon and Puerto Rico meeting finalise Board Report and continue to prepare implementation plan. Further dates to be prepared closerto thetime. 25 - 30 June 2007: Puerto Rico meeting *** http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws.htm#AnnexA--