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[council] - Request for Extension for New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Preliminary Issue Report

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  • From: Steve Chan <steve.chan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:48:05 +0000
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Dear Councillors,

Staff would like to request that the GNSO Council consider an extension of
time for the preparation and delivery of the Preliminary Issue Report on New
gTLD Subsequent Procedures that was requested by the Council this past June
at ICANN53. Per the GNSO PDP Manual, staff is directed to create the
Preliminary Issue Report within 45 days. However, the number of subjects
expected to be considered in this Preliminary Issue Report is substantial.
As such, staff equests additional time to properly consider each subject and
suggests that a delivery date of late August is far more likely to be

At ICANN53, it was suggested that the earliest a possible PDP on New gTLD
Subsequent Procedures could be initiated is ICANN54 in Dublin. This request
for extension would indeed jeopardize that timeline. Here is a possible
timeline with the requested extension:
* Preliminary Issue Report ­ late August
* Public Comment ­ September through mid October
* Final Issue Report ­ mid November (though the level of public comment
received will play a role in timing)
This Preliminary Issue Report is likely to garner considerable attention
from the community, and as such, it may in fact warrant extending the public
comment beyond the normal 40 days to approximately 60, which would have the
added benefit of being able to schedule a public session in Dublin to
discuss the Preliminary Issue Report and encourage community input.

Staff requests that this extension be considered during the 'Any Other
Business' agenda item during the upcoming GNSO Council meeting scheduled for
23 July. We also welcome debate on the length of the public comment period
and are happy to answer any questions you or your respective groups may


Steven Chan
Sr. Policy Manager

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Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536
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