[NA-Discuss] Summary Minutes NARALO Call 17 January 2011
ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net
Tue Jan 18 12:38:33 UTC 2011
On 1/18/11 4:23 AM, ICANN At-Large Staff wrote:
> Update on ALAC Policy Discussions
> A review of ALAC¹s policy discussions in Cartagena can be found in the
> Chair's report from Cartagena
> <http://www.atlarge.icann.org/announcements/announcement-10dec10-en.htm> .
> Eric: The fact that the Board did not adopt the GAC recommendation was
The fact that the Board invoked the Bylaws concerning the rejection of
GAC advice by the Board is remarkable.
The GAC's advice has been "non-adopted" previously, even repeatedly
from some expressions of GAC members. Hence the surprise that there
was a moment of really high drama at Cartagena during the open
GAC-Board meeting in which the GAC, citing the rejection of its
advice, invoked the Bylaws.
This has not happened at any time previous, and is the cause of the
Board's non-vote on starting the new gTLD application process at
Cartagena, and the Board's decision to hold an intersessional meeting
prior to the San Francisco meeting.
Personally, I was gratified to see the applicant requirement for
public support extended from capitals (Washington, Ottawa) to all
cities. During the IANA management of the .US zone (prior to 2002),
more than 40% of the US metro markets were "owned" by just six
speculators. This is not a public resource management experience that
should be repeated.
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