[atrt2] Independent Expert

Lise Fuhr lise.fuhr at difo.dk
Sat Jun 8 09:12:06 UTC 2013

Dear all,

I hereby attach my spread-sheet. I find that there are so many issues that
should be analysed by external experts, so I am in favour of more than one

Have a nice weekend.


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Fra: atrt2-bounces at icann.org [mailto:atrt2-bounces at icann.org] På vegne af
Brian Cute
Sendt: 6. juni 2013 00:06
Til: ATRT2
Emne: [atrt2] Independent Expert

Review Team,

To complete the process of determining whether ATRT2 should engage an
Independent Expert, we will proceed with a two-step process:

                  Step One:  Final discussion of proposed issues for
Independent Expert

On the last full ATRT2 Review Team call, Members who put forward potential
issues for Independent Expert work were afforded a minimal amount of time to
articulate why their proposed issue were deserving of theengagement of an
Independent Expert.  Nor was there an opportunity for other Review Team
members to express their views on the candidate issues.

For the next 72 hours (until 10:00p.m. UTC , Saturday), all Review Team
members are asked to put their views forward, by email on the ATRT2 email
list, concerning the proposed issues and whether ATRT2 should engage an
Independent Expert.  Members who offered an issue for consideration are
invited to provide justification for their issue(s).  Other Review Team
members are invited to support a proposed issue or provide arguments as to
why a proposed issue does not merit the work of an Independent Expert. To
the extent possible, we do not want this process to become a "beauty
contest" so please submit comments that are framed to address only the
individual merits of a proposed issue and not a comparison of one proposal
to another. The 6 issues under consideration are as follows:

1. Case Studies of PDPs and Processes with regard to ATRT1 advice (Avri) 2.
Whistle-blower program - Effectiveness and adherence to standards (Avri) 3.
ICANN Finances (Lise) 4. Case study re: effectiveness of PDP process (Alan)
5. Public Interest - ecosystem value chain (Carlos) 6. Metrics (Brian)

(Note that the ATRT2 government representatives are addressing Jorgen’s
proposed issue of “Outreach” to governments separately and for that reason
has been removed from the list of potential Independent Expert issues.)

Falling under Issue #1 above, a number of specific case studies have been
recommended (byAvri and identified from review of Public Comments received
to date).  When the Doodle poll is circulated, Review Team members who
support Issue #1 above will also be asked to identify specific case studies
to be undertaken by an Independent Expert from the following list:

1.     New gTLD program

2.     Applicant Support program

3.     ICANN Travel policy

4.     IDN ccTLD PDP

5.     ASO Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by
the IAN

6.     Vertical Integration

7.     Public Interest Commitments

8.     Trademark Clearing House

9.     Board - GAC interaction concerning GAC Advise

10.  External review of the Board

11.  ICANN’s relationship with the registrars

12.  Independent assessment of the public comments to avoid self-dealing and
post hoc rationalization

13.  Staff interaction and support of business and intellectual property

14.  Gaps in stakeholders’ presence in ICANN

15.  Cross Community efforts, modalities and success

While all of the issues and potential case studies below may be suitable for
review by ATRT2, Members are being asked to identify whether a given issue
requires the assistance of anIndependent Expert.  When putting forward your
views on the proposed issues, please consider and address the following

-                 whether the work of an Independent Expert on the issue
will provide critical benefit to ATRT2 and its recommendations to the ICANN

-                 could the issue be effectively addressed with existing
ATRT2 resources;

-                 how significant do you expect this issue to be in terms of
impact on ICANN’s accountability and transparency;
-                 how many issues could/should an Independent Expert be
asked to undertake (time and money are natural constraints);
-                 is the issue one that would need to factor into the ATRT2
recommendations or one that would be a stand-alone analysis that, in
parallel, is complementary to the ATRT2's work;

-                 is this issue related to specific mandate of paragraph 9.1
of the Affirmation of Commitments;

Attached for your review are the “1 pager” documents that were submitted as
proposed issues.  Also attached is a spreadsheet that you can use to support
or oppose a given issue.  Use of the spreadsheet is at your discretion.
Comments in any format are welcome.

Step 2:  Doodle Poll

When the 72 hour period closes, ICANN Staff will circulate a Doodle poll for
Review Team members to vote on the issue (or issues) that he or she believes
requires the work of an Independent Expert.

Brian, Avri, Lise and Alan
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