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AW: [council] JAS

 I would prefer option 1 of Stéphane's suggestions: sitting together with ALAC 
to look for a viable compromise. I'm still not convinced that the GNSO and ALAC 
"scopes" wouldn't give space for that.


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Von: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im 
Auftrag von Neuman, Jeff
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2011 20:17
An: Andrei Kolesnikov; 'Tim Ruiz'; 'Stéphane_Van_Gelder'
Cc: 'Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond'; 'GNSO Council'
Betreff: RE: [council] JAS


Despite what some have been reporting, the reason for opposing the initial 
motion for JAS had nothing to do with opposing new TLDs, killing existing 
registries, forcing business to incumbents, etc.  The reason for opposition is 
simply that the GNSO Council and its working groups cannot and should not be 
delving into matters that are beyond its scope even if the Board or the GAC 
want that work to be done by the GNSO.  

The GNSO Council does not have the right to authorize work that does not fall 
within the scope of the GNSO.  That is not a value judgment as to whether the 
work can and should be done, but rather a recognition of the fact that if the 
GNSO itself does not have the authority to delve into certain matters (as 
determined by its charter or bylaws), it cannot delegate those matters to 
others.  If the Board wants that work done, then assuming the work is in the 
scope of ICANN as a whole, the Board can delegate those matters to its own 
working group.

Jeffrey J. Neuman 
Neustar, Inc. / Vice President, Law & Policy

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Andrei Kolesnikov
Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:08 PM
To: 'Tim Ruiz'; 'Stéphane_Van_Gelder'
Cc: 'Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond'; 'GNSO Council'
Subject: RE: [council] JAS

Guys, the question is not closed. My crystal ball gives me a picture
that JAS issues will boomerang to gNSO after strong GAC statement
that larger part of the world was not considered in details. 
It may end up with some kind of weird fast track 2.0 developed
without gNSO. I really don't want us to face it in the future. 

JAS won't kill dot.coms, they will not rape registration business.
Let them work as ALAC + GNSO with good diversity and no artificial
limitations.  There is alternative way of doing things: just do 
it and spend 90% on substance, rather than procedures.

This is not a procedural game. This is real world with 
real politics. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-
> council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim Ruiz
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:00 PM
> To: Stéphane_Van_Gelder
> Cc: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond; GNSO Council
> Subject: RE: [council] JAS
> We've been through this already, rather painfully, and spent a lot of
> time on it. We ended up at what the majority of the Council believes to
> be a good compromise. I don't see why reopening this discussion would
> yield any different result.
> A single WG operating under two different charters is unworkable.
> Personally, I think it looks like there are two options left, 1) since
> this is a GNSO issue, we should form a drafting team under our own
> version of the charter. It would address the issues and present a
> proposal back to the Council to approve and forward to the Board, or 2)
> we simply dissolve the CWG and explain the situation to the Board.
> In any event, I think it critical that we DO NOT get involved in any
> more of these until we work out appropriate rules, procedures,
> guidelines, whatever these types of groups.
> Tim
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [council] JAS
> From: Stéphane_Van_Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed, January 19, 2011 8:29 am
> To: GNSO Council <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl@xxxxxxx>
> Councillors,
> FYI, ALAC Chair Olivier Crépin Leblond has reached out to me to discuss
> the JAS situation.
> Unofficially, because this has not been ratified by ALAC yet, it is
> looking unlikely that they will accept our modified charter.
> Some within ALAC are calling for either the version of the charter that
> was approved by ALAC to be maintained, or for the JAS group to work
> under 2 separate charters.
> The second option seems surreal to me, and what I communicated to
> Olivier is that I see two ways forward:
> 1. ALAC and the GNSO sit down together and manage to find common ground
> on a mutually acceptable charter. This does present some complexities
> for us though, as any changes to the charter that we approved during
> our
> last teleconference meeting would no doubt need a new motion.
> 2. We both refer the problem to ICANN's general Counsel.
> Because we are dealing with a cross community group and these do not
> really have any clearly defined status in ICANN at the moment, this
> problem is one that we may not feel confident to tackle alone, hence my
> second proposal.
> I will keep the Council informed of any further development on this
> front. Also, please note that an update from ALAC on the JAS situation
> is included in the agenda I have drafter for our next meeting. The
> Council leaders are currently working on this draft, which will then be
> submitted to the Council, as usual.
> Thanks,
> Stéphane

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