[bc-gnso] ICANN New gTLD Expression of Interest Train Leaving the Station?
Michael D. Palage
michael at palage.com
Tue Dec 15 14:29:52 UTC 2009
I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention the following excerpt from
the ICANN Board minutes, "ICANN staff shall present a proposed EOI process
model for approval at the ICANN Board's February 2010 meeting. "
See full ICANN Board resolution below,
Plan for Expressions of Interest
The Board received a presentation from staff outlining the work done in
response to the Board's resolution passed in Seoul directing staff to
provide a plan for Board consideration regarding a call for "expressions of
interest" in the New gTLD program.
The Board then discussed the proposed plan and took the following action:
Whereas the ICANN Board has passed a resolution in Seoul directing ICANN
staff to study the potential impact of a call for formal "expressions of
interest", and provide a plan for Board consideration in December 2009,
including possible options and a risk analysis relating to a proposed
Whereas ICANN staff has presented an analysis of the potential benefits of
an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process, and has developed a preliminary
EOI process model for ICANN Board discussion;
Whereas the board discussion has resulted in some preliminary determinations
pending formalizing the EOI process model and obtaining public comment on
Resolved, (2009.12.09.05), ICANN staff is hereby directed to record and
publish for public comment the risks and considerations considered by the
board and the ICANN Board's determinations on the EOI process model. Staff
is also directed to continue undertaking additional analysis on those
Resolved, (2009.12.09.06), ICANN staff shall summarize: a) the public
comments resulting from the publication of the risks and considerations
considered by the board, b) ICANN Board's determinations on the EOI process
model, and c) the additional staff analysis undertaken; and present that
summary to the ICANN Board. Further, along with that summary ICANN staff
shall present a proposed EOI process model for approval at the ICANN Board's
February 2010 meeting.
All Board members in attendance unanimously approved of the resolutions
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