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[council] RE: [liaison6c] GNSO Council Restructure Timetable and Transition Plans

  • To: "Robert Hoggarth" <robert.hoggarth@xxxxxxxxx>, <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "liaison6c" <liaison6c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [council] RE: [liaison6c] GNSO Council Restructure Timetable and Transition Plans
  • From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:08:25 -0400
  • Cc: "Denise Michel" <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • In-reply-to: <C6A62384.AB7A%robert.hoggarth@icann.org>
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  • Thread-topic: [liaison6c] GNSO Council Restructure Timetable and Transition Plans

Thanks Rob.  This is very useful information that should facilitate the
GNSO work that needs to be done.


        From: owner-liaison6c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-liaison6c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Hoggarth
        Sent: Monday, August 10, 2009 7:21 PM
        To: council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx; liaison6c
        Cc: Denise Michel
        Subject: [liaison6c] 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
        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>

                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
ructure> , 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
es-comments-03aug09-en.pdf>) and the other is a Staff Explanation for
some of the more substantive amendments included in Version 2
lanation03aug09-en.pdf>). 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
                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
                Denise Michel
                ICANN Vice President
                Policy Development
                policy-staff@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx> 

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