[AFRI-Discuss] GNSO Improvements - ALAC and Joint Statements - comments requested

At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Wed Apr 23 18:19:21 EDT 2008

Dear All:

As you may recall, an Ad-Hoc Working Group on GNSO Improvements, with
representatives of each RALO, has been working on a response to the public
consultation on the Board Governance Committee¹s proposals for improvements
to the GNSO.

As a part of that work, the working group was also engaged in negotiations
with various communities within the GNSO Community, including the Commercial
and Business Users, Intellectual Property, Internet Service and Connectino
Providers, and Non-Commercial Users Constituencies.

The Joint Statement that resulted from those discussions was posted to the
public comment forum today, and is accessible at:

The Working Group also produced a draft statement for transmission to the
Board of Directors by the ALAC in its role as an Advisory Committee. That
document was subject to a community comment period, and the working group
incorporated those comments received ­ however, the working group took the
decision that it would be better to wait to finalise the text until after
the Joint Statement was finished, so that the At-Large community could take
one final look at the two statements, make any comments, and if necessary
those comments could then be dealt with in the ALAC¹s individual statement.
The ALAC also discussed the progress on this issue at its meeting earlier
this month.

The Staff have been asked to post a version of the ALAC statement, as well
as the Joint Statement, so that comments can be taken. It is envisaged that
we will be able to take comments for a few days as the statement can be
transmitted to the board following the end of the public comment period on
the GNSO Improvements draft, which finishes on the 24th of April.

You may access both the draft ALAC Statement, and the Joint Statement, from
this URL. Please do use the comment button to provide any comments you care
to make.


Nick Ashton-Hart, Matthias Langenegger, Frederic Teboul
ICANN At-Large Staff
email: staff at atlarge.icann.org

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