[CCWG-ACCT] community powers comparison: designator & membership model - what powers can we create and how to enforce them?

Sabine.Meyer at bmwi.bund.de Sabine.Meyer at bmwi.bund.de
Wed Apr 15 05:42:20 UTC 2015

Dear Robin, dear Thomas, dear all,

thank you Robin for breaking down the two models into an easier-to-digest table. It seems to be a very helpful tool for comparing the membership and designator model. Additionally, I’d like to pull focus on an issue that seems to be a prerequisite to both models. For a membership structure, members need to be either natural persons or legal entities. The same was recommended by counsel for the designator option.

If I recall correctly there was some doubt expressed on yesterday’s call if a potentially necessary incorporation of the current SO’s is a step that would be tenable for everyone. I would thus like to echo Thomas’ request for input not just on the designator/membership comparison but also other possible approaches.

Thank you,

Sabine Meyer
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Von: accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org [mailto:accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org] Im Auftrag von Thomas Rickert
Gesendet: Dienstag, 14. April 2015 21:23
An: Robin Gross
Cc: Accountability Cross Community
Betreff: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] community powers comparison: designator & membership model - what powers can we create and how to enforce them?

Hello Robin, all,
thank you for putting this together. This is very helpful.

I echo your request for everyone to take a look at the table.

At the same time, am I correct in understanding that the group will focus on these two options only? In other words, if there is anyone in the group who wishes to look at other models, too, please make yourself heard.


Am 14.04.2015 um 20:35 schrieb Robin Gross <robin at ipjustice.org<mailto:robin at ipjustice.org>>:
Hello Team,

What we need to do is take a hard look at both the membership model and the designator model and understand what rights can be created and how will they be enforced.  Once we understand what we *can* do, we need to look at the pros/cons of the different models and evaluate accordingly.

But first, we need to understand what *can* be done so we can discuss *if* we ought to do it and what is the best means.

So I've taken a first pass of each of the 6 community empowerment goals and created a comparison table to lay-out what rights can be created and how they can be enforced.  I've combed through all the 200+ pages of legal memos, today's CCWG call, and calls of the legal sub-team to compile this info into one table so the models can begin to be evaluated side-by-side.

The doc is attached and also here is a link to the table comparing the 2 models:

I am hopeful it can begin to help us to wrap our minds around what our goals are and how they could be accomplished by the two models at play.


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