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[council] IDN discussion list agenda item

  • To: Council GNSO <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] IDN discussion list agenda item
  • From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:11:30 -0500
  • List-id: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Sender: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


We have had this topic pending for a few meetings now. In the hopes of achieving a decision one way or another on this issue, I am proposing the following to seed the conversation. (it is included in the docs.google.com motions page at http://tinyurl.com/2z7mcc)



-- Proposed motion 4 for a GNSO moderated IDN discussion email list

Whereas there have been requests for a list where a public discussion of IDN issues facing the GNSO can be discussed by stakeholders and constituency members,

Resolved that a trial of an IDN discussion list will be created on the following basis:

- The purpose of the list is to allow public discussion of issues regarding the creation of IDN TLDs in ICANN namespace

- The Chair of the GNSO council and other volunteers will be responsible for monitoring the list and for administering any rules
  as required.

- Membership requests for the list will be reviewed by the list moderators on the following basis - Membership in the list will be open to any ICANN participant who has not been removed from any other ICANN list in the last 6 months. - All potential participants will be required to submit a statement of interest regarding their participation in the list prior to their subscription to the list. All such statements will be sent to the list by the moderators upon enrollment.

-The List Moderators will be responsible for administering the following rules: - Participants on the list must restrict themselves to on topic postings.
  - Participants must not engage in personal attacks on others
- Participants must follow generally established rules of netiquette. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netiquette and the references in that article will be used by the list monitors as a reference if required. - The moderators will give a transgressor one private and then one public warning of any breach of netiquette, after which time a further breach will enable expulsion from the list. Any such warning or expulsion by the moderators must be explicit in terms of
    what rules of email list behavior have been breached.
- A participant who is expelled from the list may apply for reinstatement after 6 months. It will be up to the moderators whether the applicant will be re- enrolled

- While GNSO council members are encouraged to participate in the conversations on the IDN discussion list, there will be no obligation for any council member or the council itself to take specific action on any recommendation made on that list. Any question directed at the council will be handled by the list moderators, with council consultation when necessary.

- The charter for the IDN discussion list will be reviewed 6 months after creation of the list

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