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Re: [council] ICANN Comment periods due soon after Seoul

On 7 Oct 2009, at 07:25, Stéphane Van Gelder wrote:


You make a very good point. In fact, it could be taken further with a
request for ICANN to attempt to spread the release of documents and reports that are produced so that they don't all come out 2 weeks before each ICANN

I know this point has been addressed before, and I know that ICANN staff are operating under very difficult conditions with a huge amount of documents and reports to process. But it is becoming increasingly difficult for the community to be able to take the load. So when a large number of reports are published in the run-up to a meeting, it just becomes impossible for people
to process and give them the attention they deserve.

If the 3 months in between each meeting could be used to spread the load a
little, I'm sure that would help.

That is, unfortunately the way with deadlines. Once the deadline for docs was made for 2 weeks before the meeting, most all efforts scheduled back from that date.

I would note that it is a sign of how important the IDN Fast Track decision is that this document came out earlier. But with much of the same team working on both Fast Track and DAG, one really did have to come first.

Anyway, just to say that the registrars support your request re the comment

In terms of the request, I believe we did have a council resolution making this request formally a while back, so I hope the renewed request is seen as coming from the entire council.



Le 07/10/09 06:03, « Alan Greenberg » <alan.greenberg@xxxxxxxxx> a écrit :

In reviewing open ICANN comment periods with the
ALAC officers today, we were somewhat taken aback
by the number and importance of ICANN comment
periods that had just opened in the last several
days and are scheduled to end soon after the Seoul meeting.

Posted 01 Oct, Due 01 Nov, Expedited Registry Security Request (ERSR)
Posted 02 Oct,  Due 06 Nov,   Domain Names
Registered Using a Privacy or Proxy Service
Posted 05 Oct, Due 04 Nov, NomCom Review – Draft Working Group Report Posted 05 Oct, Due 04 Nov, SSAC Review – Draft Working Group Report Posted 05 Oct, Due 04 Nov, Board Review – Draft Final Working Group Report

Although we seemed to recall that a commitment
had been made to not "count" the time during an
ICANN meeting against one month comment periods,
that is clearly not being done here. For the
Seoul meeting, many of us will spend 7-8 business
days in transit or at the meeting, significantly
cutting into the time available to comment.

And we noted that although all of these topics
are quite important, only the ERSR one could
really be viewed as very time-sensitive.

The ALAC will likely request a 2 week extension
on all five comment periods. The GNSO Council may
wish to consider a similar move.


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