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[council] Revised RAA amendment/motion

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  • Subject: [council] Revised RAA amendment/motion
  • From: "Tim Ruiz" <tim@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 11:43:04 -0700
  • Cc: "Mike Rodenbaugh" <icann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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This is the revised amendment/motion drafted by a drafting team
comprised of representatives from the NCUC, IPC, and RrC. We tried to
address most of the concerns that have been raised. Let us know your

Whereas, the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) has not been
amended since May 2001, and ICANN has undertaken a lengthy consultative
process related to amending the RAA, including several public comment
periods and consultations;

Whereas, the proposed changes to the RAA include important compliance
and enforcement tools for ICANN; The Council wishes to approve the set
of proposed amendments as quickly as possible so that the ICANN Board
may review them, and if approved then implement them as quickly as
possible; and


The Council would like to proceed on the drafting of a charter
identifying registrant rights that registrars would be obliged to link
to, as contemplated in the set of amendments;

The Council would like a specific process and timeline to move forward
with additional potential amendments to the RAA; and

The Registrar Constituency is supportive of these efforts and is willing
to participate on a good faith basis on anticipated next steps.


The GNSO Council supports the RAA amendments as documented in 

and recommends to the Board that they be adopted at its meeting of March
6, 2009;

Within 30 days of Board approval of the set of amendments,
representatives from the GNSO community and the ALAC shall be identified
to participate in drafting a registrant rights charter, as contemplated
by the amendments and the current GNSO Council discussions, with support
from ICANN staff. A draft charter shall be completed no later then July
31; and 

Within 30 days of Board approval of the set of amendments, the GNSO
Council will form a Drafting Team to discuss the amendments further and
identify those that the community believes could be further revised
through PDP processes or through additional changes to the RAA that may
not fall within scope of a formal PDP process. The Drafting Team should
endeavor to provide its advice to the Council and ICANN staff no later
then July 31, 2009. 


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