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Re: [council] GNSO Council Restructuring

  • To: Denise Michel <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>, Council GNSO <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, liaison6c <liaison6c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [council] GNSO Council Restructuring
  • From: John Jeffrey <john.jeffrey@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 14:32:52 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: [council] GNSO Council Restructuring


On 8/4/08 2:20 PM, "Denise Michel" <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

At its 31 July 2008 meeting, the ICANN Board accepted the report of the Working 
Group on GNSO Council Restructuring. The Board was highly appreciative of the 
Working Group's efforts and instructed ICANN Staff to (1) perform an analysis 
of the potential consequences and implementation issues presented by the 
proposals in the report and (2) report back to the Board by 21 August 2008 with 
an analysis of the potential consequences, an implementation review, and 
recommendations regarding those issues.

In an effort to provide a comprehensive analysis for the Board, Staff would 
welcome input from the GNSO Council, its constituencies and individual members 
of the GNSO community, as well as from the Governmental Advisory Committee and 
the At-Large Advisory Committee and their members, regarding the proposals set 
forth in the Working Group's report. A number of areas in particular have been 
noted in the Board's considerations and are being addressed by Staff, including:

*    Implications regarding the selection of Board seats;
*    Implications of new voting thresholds for policy development and other 
Council operating matters and how they compare with current voting thresholds;
*    Consideration of implications regarding the future roles of Nominating 
Committee appointees, which may create pivot points because of the "simple 
majorities" in the proposed new thresholds;
*    Consideration of the potential effects of various stakeholder 
representation options proposed by the working group;
*    Evaluation of whether the proposed Council structure will be 
understandable to the outside community and open enough to encourage formation 
and participation of new constituency groups; and
*    Consideration of transition issues and how transition could occur in an 
orderly and predictable manner.

Staff welcomes input on these and other issues related to the Working Group's 
report. It would be helpful to receive any input you may have by COB (PDT) on 
Thursday, 14 August 2008 via email to policy-staff@xxxxxxxxx.


Denise Michel
ICANN VP, Policy

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