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[council] GNSO Council Restructure Timetable and Transition Plans

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  • Subject: [council] GNSO Council Restructure Timetable and Transition Plans
  • From: Robert Hoggarth <robert.hoggarth@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 16:20:33 -0700
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  • Cc: Denise Michel <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Thread-topic: GNSO Council Restructure Timetable and Transition Plans

Dear GNSO Community members;

As promised by Denise last week, the Staff has developed a timetable of key 
tasks and milestones that need to be addressed over the next two months to seat 
the new GNSO Council by the ICANN Seoul meeting deadline.

Attached please find two documents. The first, entitled "GNSO Council 
Restructure Implementation Timetable," sets out the various topic areas that 
need to be addressed between now and Seoul including, among other things, 
Bylaws Amendment efforts, Council seat appointments and the approval of Council 
operating procedures. Where appropriate, Staff has provided specific 
"last-date" milestones to help Council, Stakeholder Group and Constituency 
leaders plan their internal activities in a timely manner.

The second, document, entitled "GNSO Council Restructure Implementation Plan," 
is being provided as a draft first-step to help community leaders make the 
final detailed transition decisions necessary to have the new Council members 
take their seats in Seoul. The document, presented in draft form, provides one 
potential plan format and provides a table identifying each of the existing 
voting GNSO Council Representatives by name, organized by Stakeholder Group 
(except NCAs). The table includes the term-expiration of each seat, the 
potential disposition of that individual's Council seat, an action column 
indicating which seats appear to require an election or appointment, and the 
regional affiliation for the seats of Councilors whose terms are not expiring 
this year.

As with all our previous Staff suggestions, the documents are intended to 
provide some initial guidance and to be used as tools to issue-spot and spark 
discussion and debate where appropriate. We hope they may prove useful at the 
upcoming Council and Restructure Drafting Team meetings.  I am happy to field 
any questions or comments any of you have about specific dates or references in 
the documents.

Best regards,

Rob Hoggarth

On 8/4/09 5:47 PM, "Denise Michel" <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Dear Community Members:

At last Thursday's Board meeting, the Directors considered a number of issues 
related to GNSO Improvements, and made significant progress towards seating the 
new GNSO Council in Seoul.

Specifically, the Board adopted resolutions 
<http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/prelim-report-30jul09.htm>  that: (i) approved 
all of the Stakeholder Group Charters as recommended by the Structural 
Improvements Committee, and (ii) approved the ability of the Contracted Party 
House to select Board Seat #13, and the ability of the Non Contracted Party 
House to select Board Seat #14.

The Board also discussed pending new Constituency applications, and 
acknowledged that Staff is posting a complete set of Bylaws Amendments for 
public comment.  The Amendments, which have been posted 
 , reflect the Board's recent decisions and other GNSO restructuring matters 
necessary to seat the new Council.

Please note that these Bylaw Amendments (Version 2)  address a number of issues 
that impact the work of the GNSO Restructuring Work Teams.  Because these 
proposed Bylaws include provisions that the GNSO Restructuring Drafting Team 
did not review during its work, Staff posted two documents to assist the 
community in its review.   One document highlights the differences between the 
GNSO proposed Bylaws proposals 
 and the other is a Staff Explanation for some of the more substantive 
amendments included in Version 2 
 These include a discussion of issues such as: changes to Annex A; additional 
voting threshold for certain contracting parties; and procedures for adopting 
the GNSO Operating Rules and Procedures.
We encourage the GNSO Restructuring Work Teams to review and discuss these 
materials at their next meetings, and to provide comments during the public 
comment period, which closes on 23 August. The Board expects to act on a 
comprehensive set of amendments at its 27 August meeting.
Additional information on GNSO Improvements follow-up actions that should be 
completed in the next few months will be posted shortly.


Denise Michel
ICANN Vice President
Policy Development
policy-staff@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>

Attachment: GNSO Council Restructure Implem Timetable (Proposed)(10Aug09).doc
Description: GNSO Council Restructure Implem Timetable (Proposed)(10Aug09).doc

Attachment: GNSO Council Restructure Draft Implem Plan (Staffv1)10Aug09.doc
Description: GNSO Council Restructure Draft Implem Plan (Staffv1)10Aug09.doc

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