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[registrars] Nomination of Robert Connelly as a candidate on the President's WIPO-II working group

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  • From: "Bruce Tonkin" <Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 14:03:26 +1000
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  • Thread-topic: Nomination of Robert Connelly as a candidate on the President's WIPO-II working group

Hello All,

I would like to second the nomination below of Bob Connelly as a
candidate to represent the registrars constituency on the ICANN
President's WIPO-II working group.

Bruce Tonkin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elana Broitman [mailto:ebroitman@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Tuesday, 19 August 2003 4:00 AM
> To: Bruce Tonkin; Registrars@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: [registrars] Background to ICANN President's 
> working group on WIPO-II recommendations
> Dear all - further to Bruce Tonkin's message below regarding 
> the WIPO-II group, I understand from our GNSO Council 
> representatives that this is a formal group akin to a task 
> force because it has been created by the ICANN Board to 
> advise the Board regarding WIPO-II recommendations.
> If the working group believes that the WIPO-II 
> recommendations could be implemented, the Board would likely 
> request the GNSO to begin a policy development process.  
> Thus, the group plays a key role in the beginning of a PGP - 
> policy development process.
> The question for the group at the moment is whether the 
> recommendations can be feasibility implemented within the 
> ICANN mission. The Constituency can send one representative 
> to the group.
> Given the posture of this group, we will treat like a GNSO 
> Council task force and elect a representative.  The election 
> process is as follows.
> 1)	Beginning today, there will be 14 days for nominations. 
>  At the end of such period - on September 2nd, we will have 
> an election done through boardrooms.org.
> 2) 	Nomination of a candidate shall submit such candidate's 
> name to the Constituency mailing list. Such nomination may be 
> accompanied by the Proponent's endorsement of the candidate.
> 2)	Nominations must have one second endorsement, and the 
> nominee must accept.  Such filing is accomplished by sending 
> the nomination and endorsement by electronic means to the 
> Constituency's Secretary.  Normally, that would be Robert F. 
> Connelly [rconnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx], but as I am hereby 
> nominating Bob for the Constituency's representation, please 
> feel free to send them to me or to the list in order to avoid 
> conflicts of interest.
> 3)	The nominees accepting these endorsements must file 
> conflict of interest statements prior to the beginning of the 
> voting period.
> Regards,
> Elana Broitman
> Register.com
> 575 Eighth Avenue
> New York, NY 10018
> Phone (212) 798-9215
> Fax   (212) 629-9309
> ebroitman@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Tonkin [mailto:Bruce.Tonkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2003 7:42 PM
> To: Registrars@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: [registrars] Background to ICANN President's working 
> group on WIPO-II recommendations
> Hello All,
> Note the ICANN Board in its meeting of 2 June 2003 requested 
> the ICANN President form a working group to study the WIPO-II 
> recommendations. The President requested the GNSO nominate 6 
> representatives to that committee.  The GNSO in its meeting 
> 12 hours ago, decided to request that each constituency 
> appoint a representative.
> The original Board resolution from the Board meeting on 2 
> June 2003, is attached below.
> I recommend we use our procedures for appointing a registrars 
> representative to a GNSO task force - ie we call for 
> nominations and then formally vote for a representative.
> Regards,
> Bruce Tonkin
> Melbourne IT
> From: http://www.icann.org/minutes/minutes-02jun03.htm
> Whereas, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 
> sent ICANN a letter dated 21 February 2003 providing 
> information about two decisions, concerning recommendations 
> about the names and acronyms of International 
> Intergovernmental Organizations and about the names of 
> countries, which WIPO member states requested be transmitted to ICANN;
> Whereas, in resolution 03.22 the Board requested the 
> President to inform the Governmental Advisory Committee, the 
> Supporting Organizations, and the other Advisory Committees 
> of the 21 February 2003 letter from WIPO and to invite their comments;
> Whereas, advice and comments were received from the At-Large 
> Advisory Committee (ALAC), the GNSO Council, the Governmental 
> Advisory Committee (GAC), and the Intellectual Property 
> Interests and the Commercial and Business Users 
> Constituencies of the GNSO;
> Whereas, the Board has considered the advice and comments 
> received, as well as the discussion and analysis in the 1 
> June 2003 General Counsel's Briefing Concerning 
> Policy-Development Process on WIPO-2 Recommendations;
> Resolved [03.83] that the President is directed to form, in 
> consultation with the chairs of the GNSO Council, the ALAC, 
> and the GAC, a working group including participants in the 
> GNSO, the ALAC, and the GAC as well as Board members, for the 
> purpose of analyzing the practical and technical aspects of 
> implementing the WIPO recommendations, and notably the 
> implications for the UDRP; and
> Further resolved [03.84] that the President and General 
> Counsel are directed to investigate and analyze legal aspects 
> of the relationship between ICANN's mission and the 
> recommendations conveyed by the 12 February 2003 letter from 
> WIPO, and to report to the Board and to the working group 
> formed under resolution 03.83 on the result of that 
> investigation and analysis. Among topics to be considered 
> should be whether implementation of the WIPO recommendations 
> would require ICANN to prescribe adherence to normative 
> rules, not based on established laws, for the resolution of 
> competing third-party claims to rights to register names. 

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