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[council] Public Comment Encouraged on Revised GNSO Stakeholder Group Charters

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Public Comment Encouraged on Revised GNSO Stakeholder Group Charters

1 July 2009

As part of the comprehensive GNSO Improvements effort, last year the ICANN 
Board approved the formation of four new GNSO Stakeholder Groups (SGs). After 
considering proposed SG 
Charters<http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/stakeholder-process-en.htm> that 
were submitted by the community and posted for public 
 , the ICANN Board passed a 
Resolution<http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/minutes-21may09.htm> in May 
directing its Structural Improvements Committee 
(SIC)<http://www.icann.org/en/committees/improvements/> and ICANN Staff to 
revise the SG Charters to make them consistent with the Board’s GNSO 
Improvements Report<http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/> (and related 

Background and Explanation

Stakeholder Groups are integral elements of a new, restructured GNSO, and are 
intended to be lightweight “caucuses” bringing together like-minded 
international groups (Constituencies) to elect the best representatives to fill 
the SG’s allotted Council seats. Stakeholder Groups ensure that the ratio of 
Council seats among SGs remains the same while encouraging the formation of new 
Constituencies and the continued growth and diversification of the GNSO 
community. The overall GNSO Improvements effort and the role SGs will play in 
that arena is more fully described in the Stakeholder Group section of the GNSO 
Improvements Information Web 

The SIC provided the community with the revised charters linked below and 
discussed these documents during ICANN’s recent Sydney meeting. The revised 
charters are posted to further encourage public comment via email to 
by 21 July 2009.

 *   Commercial SG 
 [PDF, 29K]
 *   Non-Commercial SG 
 [PDF, 59K]
 *   Registrars SG 
 [PDF, 60K]
 *   Registries SG 
 [PDF, 117K]

Relevant Board Resolutions, Bylaws and Constituency Submissions

 *   GNSO Improvements Information Web Page: 
 *   GNSO Improvements Report adopted by the Board (3 February 2008): 
 *   Resolution of 26 June 2009 Board Meeting: 
 *   Minutes of 28 August 2008 Board Meeting: 
 *   Minutes of 1 October 2008 ICANN Board Meeting: 
 *   Five Stakeholder Group Submissions received from the community: 

The Process From Here

At the end of this public comment forum period, the ICANN Staff will provide a 
summary/analysis of the comments submitted regarding each Stakeholder Group 
submission. That summary/analysis will be shared with the community and the 
Board. The Board will subsequently take action on each Stakeholder Group 
petition and charter as it deems appropriate.

Deadline and How to Submit Comments

A 21-day public consultation forum has been opened from 30 June through 21 July 
2009. The formal Public Comment Forum Box is located here: 

To submit comments: Comments on the documents are welcome via email to 

To view comments: An archive of all comments received will be publicly posted 
at http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-stakeholder-charters/.

Staff Responsible: Robert Hoggarth
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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