[ALAC] JAS New gTLD Applicant Support WG Charter
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Fri Jan 14 03:23:43 UTC 2011
At its meeting today, the GNSO approved a new charter for the JAS
group. This charter differs significantly from the one that was
originally proposed to the GNSO and later approved by the ALAC at its
November 2010 meeting.
I have formatted both charters for a left-right comparison and it is attached.
The ALAC must now decide which path to follow:
1. Adjust its charter to match the new GNSO one; or
2. Keep the existing charter or modify it somewhat. This would mean
that the WG is working to two different charters simultaneously.
I am not a fan of the new charter. I find it far too controlling and
eliminates actions which the WG felt were important when the revised
charter was first drafted.
The vote for this charter was preceded by much discussion and a vote
on the original charter as well as an amendment which would have
significantly augmented the final version, both of which failed. The
charter does include a specific item on IDN, an option that the WG
had considered but later decided not to include.
The final vote was very close, and nearly failed. A failure would
have left the WG unchartered (un-re-chartered?) by the GNSO, a
situation that would also have been difficult to handle. But for
whatever reasons, we now have the two charters as shown in the attachment.
Obviously (to me in any case), the ALAC should seek the thoughts of
the WG members regarding how it should proceed.
I also note that after the Cartagena meeting (where the GNSO had not
approved the draft charter), there was a strong feeling within the WG that:
- it had an expanded charter from the ALAC;
- the original charter from the GNSO was thought be some to allow
further work, even if not specified in detail;
- work should proceed without delay.
For reasons that I do not fully understand, that has not happened,
and I do not believe that the group has met at all this year.
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