[atrt2] Questions for Public Comment

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Sat Mar 30 02:40:21 UTC 2013


I was not able to open what I received, but I was able to pull it from the archive.

Re 9.1 (e)

To what extent has ICANN Staff been bound its decision-making by the ICANn Policy Development Process? 
To what extent has ICANN Staff been accountable in its decision-making? 

One of the biggest questions over the years has been a possible appearance of ICANN Staff making independent decision on policy matters that do no bear direct or even indirect resemblance to the Policy decisions made in the policy development process.  sometime these appear to some people as to run counter to previous Policy Decisions, while in other case it may appear that they are making policy decisions on issues that have not yet been subjected to the PDP.

So The original question asked whether ICANN Staff appeared as if it accepted Community Policy Development processes as binding on its activities.  And in deviating, if indeed there are deviations, to what extent does ICANN staff appear to be accountable to the ICANN Policy Development Process.

I also notice that you eliminated the last question I added:


1.     Are there other questions we should be asking consistent with the mandate of the ATRT? What are these questions?  How would you answer these questions?

Is this problematic?

I think it makes sense to ask the community whether there are questions they think need to be asked that we have overlooked.



On 29 Mar 2013, at 21:37, Brian Cute wrote:

> Larry, Carlos and Avri,
> I have accepted your suggested edits and draw your attention to two
> remaining questions:
> Paragraph regarding AoC 9.1(b): question #6 in the document.  Carlos
> clarified that the questions focus on the GAC.  Therefore, the substance
> of the question is not redundant with question #4. I made one edit and ask
> for final views on this question.
> Paragraph regarding AoC 9.1(e): question #15 in the document.  Avri, I
> made a suggested edit in an attempt to answer Larry's request for
> clarification.  Is my edit consistent with the intent of your question and
> does it add clarity?
> Please weigh in as soon as possible so we can get this document to Staff
> for publication to the Community.  Thank you.
> Brian
> On 3/29/13 1:23 PM, "Larry Strickling" <LStrickling at ntia.doc.gov> wrote:
>> Some suggested edits and comments.  I accepted all of Brian's changes and
>> then edited from there.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Brian Cute [mailto:bcute at pir.org]
>> Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:28 PM
>> To: Larry Strickling; Carlos Raul Gutierrez; Avril Doria
>> Cc: ATRT2
>> Subject: Questions for Public Comment
>> For Larry, Carlos and Avri,
>> Please review the edited version of the Questions for Public Comment.  I
>> have tried to organize the questions under specific headings as suggested
>> by Olivier.  Please provide a rapid response with final edits to the
>> document as I would like to provide the final version to ICANN Staff for
>> translation and posting as soon as possible.  Thank you.
>> Regards,
>> Brian
> <winmail.dat>

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