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[council] Bylaw Amendments Related to GNSO Restructuring Public comment forum closes today 29 July 2009

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  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 02:12:02 -0700
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  • Thread-topic: Bylaw Amendments Related to GNSO Restructuring Public comment forum closes today 29 July 2009

The public comment forum closes today, 29 July 2009

Explanation: Implementation of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) 
Review/Improvements process requires the amendment of a substantial number of 
the ICANN Bylaws to reflect new GNSO structures, processes and mechanisms. In 
particular, a specific package of draft Bylaws and additional Staff 
recommendations has been developed for Public review and comment so that the 
ICANN Board can move forward with Bylaw amendments to seat the new GNSO Council 
by the annual ICANN meeting in Seoul, Korea. Approving the Bylaws amendments is 
a key step toward seating a newly structured Council consistent with the 
recommendations of the ICANN Board. 

The draft Bylaw amendments included in the package being posted for public 
comment are the work product of a GNSO Council Restructure Drafting Team 
(consisting of the entire GNSO Council and additional GNSO community members) 
which has been working on a set of Bylaws Amendments for the last several 
months. The version developed by the GNSO Drafting Team has not been approved 
by the GNSO Council, and is the subject of a pending motion for approval at the 
next GNSO Council meeting. The additional draft Staff recommendations included 
with the package are designed to address specific areas that are impacted by 
community discussions during the ICANN meeting in Sydney, Australia.

The package consists of three documents. The first document is a comparison 
document [PDF, 122K] showing the existing Bylaws and comparing them to the 
amendments proposed by the GNSO Council deliberations so far. The second 
document is a clean version [PDF, 67K] of what the Bylaws would look like if 
those amendments were approved. The third document is a Staff list of 
additional amendment components [PDF, 17K] that have been necessitated by 
community discussion at the ICANN Sydney meeting and suggestions from the 
Board's Structural Improvements Committee. 

Staff Responsible: Robert Hoggarth

Deadline and How to Submit Comments: The Staff is opening a 30-day public 
consultation forum, from 30 June 2009 through 29 July 2009, and invites 
community comments on this topic.

To submit comments: Comments on the document are welcome via email at 
gnso-council-draft@xxxxxxxxx. This public forum will be open through 29 July 

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

For a copy of the public Announcement of this forum please see 
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-30jun09-en.htm. That 
Announcement provides inks to a number of documents that give some useful 
context and background regarding the issues in this forum.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat

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