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RE: [council] Next ICANN Board Call

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  • Subject: RE: [council] Next ICANN Board Call
  • From: "Michael D. Palage" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 17:19:22 -0400
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Dear Marilyn, Tony and other Council members:

In the interest of bandwidth efficiency I am responding collectively to
Marilyn's and Tony's respective emails.

With regard to Marilyn's question about the minutes from the May 3 meeting.
The bylaws do not contain a fixed time period for the posting of minutes,
Article III, Section 5 subparagraph 1 merely states that minutes "shall be
approved promptly." This is unlike Article III, Section 5, subparagraph 2
which provides a fixed time frame of "no later than five (5) business days
after each meeting  any actions taken by the Board shall be made publicly
available in a preliminary report on the Website."

My "personal opinion" is that the Board should seek to follow the practice
of the GNSO council which as a first item of business in most meetings, is
the formal adoption of the minutes from the previous meeting.

As previously stated, I will endeavor to keep the Council informed of all
important action items (posting of agenda, posting of preliminary reports,
posting of minutes, etc.) via the Council list.

Turning to the question of Tony with regard to .ASIA. In the interest of
full open and transparent disclosure, I need to inform the Council that I
have abstained from participating in the .ASIA discussions because of my
consulting arrangement with Afilias who is providing the backend registry
services, although I have had no involvement with the .ASIA application.

In accordance with the resolution passed on May 3rd there now appears to be
an affirmative duty on behalf of the applicant to furnish additional
information to the ICANN staff in connection with Section 8.3 of the
"Principles for Delegation and Administration of ccTLDs Presented by
Governmental Advisory Committee" see,

There are two variables that I am unable to account for. First, will the
applicant need the full 90 days, and then after submitting the information
to staff  how fast will staff be able to provide the information to the
Board. These are two variables which I believe it is not prudent for me to
speculate upon.

In connection with you and your fellow colleagues pursuing an sTLD for your
region, I wish you well. As many can tell you, applying for a TLD is not for
the feint of heart, however, without your participation I am sure that you
will provide excellent leadership skills and advice. The only words of
caution I would stress is that the RFP criteria may change just as it has
changed from the original 2000 round to the most current sTLD round.

During the last GNSO Council call Olaf discussed how he was working on a new
ICANN policy with regard to TLDs. I would encourage you and your colleagues
to closely follow and participare in this process to ensure that you
interests are not materially impacted.

I hope this information helps.

Best regards,

Michael D. Palage

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Harris [mailto:harris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 4:05 PM
To: michael@xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [council] Next ICANN Board Call

Hi Michael,

Many thanks for keeping us informed!

BTW do you know when a decision may be
upcoming on .asia? This is of critical interest
to the Latin American participants in the
ICANN proceedings, since we are waiting
in the wings with our proposal for a regional
sTLD to serve our region, and we have expressed
our support for the .asia proposal which has been
presented with support from many ICANN
stakeholders in that region.

Kind regards

Tony Harris

-----Original Message-----
From: Marilyn Cade [mailto:marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 10:06 AM
To: michael@xxxxxxxxxx; council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [council] Next ICANN Board Call

Thanks, Mike for posting this. I am sure that the Councilers are pleased to
see items they have discussed on the Board's agenda.

I note that there are not yet minutes for the May 3 meeting. Do you mind
just also sharing an alert when minutes are posted? That would be helpful as

I know that some day ICANN will have a system that allows the interested
stakeholders to be alerted of postings of interest that they have opted
into, but in the meantime, this is very helpful.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Michael D. Palage
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 2:57 AM
To: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [council] Next ICANN Board Call

Dear GNSO Council:

Please be advised that the ICANN Board is scheduled to meet next Wednesday,
June 1, 2005 via teleconference to discuss the following three agenda items:

- .NET
- .XXX
- Strategic Plan

See http://www.icann.org/minutes/

Best regards,

Michael D. Palage

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