[alac] FW: [ga] ICANN Board set to approve .biz/info/org agreements before Sao Paulo?
If ICANN is set to approve these agreements on the 22nd, I'll be very disappointed. There is no urgency to this -- expect perhaps Twomey's knowledge that he loses three of his pro-registry votes at the end of Sao Paulo. Bret ------ Forwarded Message From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx> Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 07:47:57 -0800 (PST) To: <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <revised-biz-info-org-agreements@xxxxxxxxx> Cc: <john.jeffrey@xxxxxxxxx>, <vint@xxxxxxxxxx> Subject: [ga] ICANN Board set to approve .biz/info/org agreements before Sao Paulo? Hello, According to the agenda for the November 22, 2006 Board meeting: http://www.icann.org/minutes/ It includes the following items: * Proposed Approval of new .BIZ Registry Agreement * Proposed Approval of new .INFO Registry Agreement * Proposed Approval of new .ORG Registry Agreement This appears to ignore the GNSO Council resolution from September: http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#200609 "To request the Board to delay any decision on the .biz .info and .org agreements until the ICANN Board meeting after the Sao Paolo ICANN meetings 2006 and to take into account the current outcome of the PDPFeb06 task force at that time." And as I noted in a prior message: http://forum.icann.org/lists/revised-biz-info-org-agreements/msg00013.html it ignores the Bylaws that mention "an in-person public forum shall also be held for discussion of any proposed policies as described in Section 6(1)(b) of this Article, prior to any final Board action." and that "in those cases where the policy action affects public policy concerns, to request the opinion of the Governmental Advisory Committee". Can the Board provide any good reason why they are rushing through approval of these badly conceived contracts, despite the overwhelming opposition of the public? This illustrates why folks are cynical about ICANN. Unless these contracts are defeated, to reflect the bottom up consensus, any remaining shred of credibility that ICANN's Board might have had will be lost. Sincerely, George Kirikos http://www.kirikos.com/ ------ End of Forwarded Message