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[council] LSE's GNSO Review

  • To: Council GNSO <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] LSE's GNSO Review
  • From: Denise Michel <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 06:30:22 -0700
  • Organization: ICANN
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I wanted to give you a heads-up that the London School of Economics will 
provide ICANN with a final copy of it GNSO review report today.  This report 
will be used to inform ICANN's effort to develop detailed proposals for 
improving the GNSO's structures and processes.  The independent advice 
presented in this report will NOT simply be accepted and implemented (to state 
the obvious).  This report should be viewed as a starting point for community 
collaboration on revising the GNSO.  When I receive the report, it will be sent 
simultaneously to the Board, the GNSO Council, and constituency leaders.  It 
also will be posted on ICANN's website along with a statement on ICANN's next 
steps for GNSO improvements.  Outlined below is the general approach 
recommended by staff and supported by Board leaders to engage the community in 
developing specific changes for the GNSO.  I had hoped to discuss this with you 
on the Council conference call prior to the report's release.  We will, 
however, have an opportunity to address this on the next Council call and then 
further details will be added.

As always, your comments and questions are welcome.


Denise Michel
Vice President, Policy Development

Report Release

•    Submission of GNSO Review Report to Board by LSE.
•    Immediate transmission to GNSO Council and constituency leaders.
•    Immediate posting on ICANN website and opening of public comment list.
•    Phone briefing by LSE of Board (preferably within a week of release).
•    Phone briefing by LSE of GNSO Council (preferably within a week of 
•    Phone briefing by LSE of GNSO constituencies (preferably within a week of 

Appointment of Board/GNSO Working Groups

•    Staff recommends the appointment of joint Board/GNSO working groups to 
address improvements to GNSO policy activities, structure, operations, and 
•    The groups' mandate wouldl be to consider input (LSE report, previous 
Council review, public comments, GNSO Council and constituency input, and Board 
input), and recommend to the Board changes to the GNSO (all done with opportunities 
for public comment).
•    The groups would address issues such as changing: the PDP (policy 
development process in the bylaws); voting and representation on the Council and 
Board; the GNSO's constituencies/stakeholder participation structure; staffing and 
support of the Council and constituencies, and other operational issues; and the 
distribution of information and solicitation of comments (including website 

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