[EURO-Discuss] Public Comment: Community Input Requested on Academia Representation on NomCom

Christopher Wilkinson cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
Tue May 10 15:11:49 UTC 2011

Good afternoon:

Would I be mistaken in detecting a certain lack of interest in this  
matter . . . ?


On 02 May 2011, at 19:46, Christopher Wilkinson wrote:

> Good afternoon:
> May I draw your attention to the consultation about the ICANN  
> Nominating Committee, below:
>> http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-30apr11-en.htm
> Indeed it is not evident how the ICANN Board could identify a single  
> entity and a single individual to represent the global academic  
> community world wide.
> (I recall that the seat was filled for a time, in the past, by  
> <educause.edu>, although I may be mistaken. )
> Consequently, I have some sympathy with the proposed amendment.
> The proposed text is:
> <<Deleted: c. An entity designated by the Board to
> represent academic and similar organizations;>>
> However, the real question is how this newly vacant seat on NomCom  
> will be re-allocated, or not. The original intention expressed in  
> the ByLaws was that the academic user community world wide (there  
> are quite a lot of them) would have a voice and a vote in this  
> context.
> From the At Large point of view, deletion of this seat will  
> intrinsically shift the balance of opinion and votes in the NomCom  
> away from the user interest, albeit not radically on this occasion.
> Accordingly, I would suggest that an appropriate re-allocation of  
> the vacant seat be undertaken to maintain the present balance of  
> opinion and votes in the ICANN Nominating Committee.
> We may discuss - quickly - how this point might be made, either  
> through the Chair of ALAC or the Chair of EURALO.
> Alternatively, I shall respond personally to the consultation before  
> the deadline, 30 May, 2011.
> Regards to you all,
> Christopher Wilkinson
> ALS: ISOC-Wallonia
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "ICANN News Alert" <communications at icann.org>
>> Date: Mon 2 May 2011 19:10:25 GMT+02:00
>> To: cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
>> Subject: ICANN News Alert -- Public Comment: Community Input  
>> Requested on Academia Representation on NomCom
>> News Alert
>> http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-30apr11-en.htm
>> Public Comment: Community Input Requested on Academia  
>> Representation on NomCom
>> 30 April 2011
>> On 21 April 2011, the ICANN Board approved the initiation of a 30- 
>> day period of public comment to obtain community input to inform  
>> the BGC's future work on the feasibility of identifying an entity  
>> to make appointments to the NomCom as called for in Article VII,  
>> Section 2.8.c of the Bylaws. The public comment will also address  
>> the potential proposed Bylaws amendments [PDF, 64 KB] regarding the  
>> removal of this Bylaws provision in the event that the public  
>> comment does not result in the identification of an appropriate  
>> entity or process for identifying such an entity.
>> Staff Responsible: Amy A. Stathos, Deputy General Counsel
>> Deadline and How to Submit Comments: The Staff is opening a 30-day  
>> public consultation forum, from 30 April 2011 through 23:59 UTC, 30  
>> May 2011, on this matter. During this period, the ICANN community  
>> and public are invited to submit comments via e-mail to academia-nomcom at icann.org 
>> .
>> To view comments: An archive of all comments received will be  
>> publicly posted at http://forum.icann.org/lists/academia-nomcom/.
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