[bc-gnso] Public Comment Encouraged on Revised GNSO Stakeholder Group Charters

BC Secretariat secretariat at bizconst.org
Thu Jul 2 06:47:37 UTC 2009

ICANN News Alert


Public Comment Encouraged on Revised GNSO Stakeholder Group Charters
1 July 2009

As part of the comprehensive GNSO Improvements effort, last year the ICANN 
Board approved the formation of four new GNSO Stakeholder Groups (SGs). 
After considering proposed SG Charters that were submitted by the community 
and posted for public comment , the ICANN Board passed a Resolution in May 
directing its Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) and ICANN Staff to 
revise the SG Charters to make them consistent with the Board’s GNSO 
Improvements Report (and related Resolutions).

Background and Explanation

Stakeholder Groups are integral elements of a new, restructured GNSO, and 
are intended to be lightweight “caucuses” bringing together like-minded 
international groups (Constituencies) to elect the best representatives to 
fill the SG’s allotted Council seats. Stakeholder Groups ensure that the 
ratio of Council seats among SGs remains the same while encouraging the 
formation of new Constituencies and the continued growth and diversification 
of the GNSO community. The overall GNSO Improvements effort and the role SGs 
will play in that arena is more fully described in the Stakeholder Group 
section of the GNSO Improvements Information Web Page.

The SIC provided the community with the revised charters linked below and 
discussed these documents during ICANN’s recent Sydney meeting. The revised 
charters are posted to further encourage public comment via email to 
gnso-stakeholder-charters at icann.org by 21 July 2009.

  a.. Commercial SG Charter [PDF, 29K]
  b.. Non-Commercial SG Charter [PDF, 59K]
  c.. Registrars SG Charter [PDF, 60K]
  d.. Registries SG Charter [PDF, 117K]
Relevant Board Resolutions, Bylaws and Constituency Submissions

  a.. GNSO Improvements Information Web Page: 
  b.. GNSO Improvements Report adopted by the Board (3 February 2008): 
  c.. Resolution of 26 June 2009 Board Meeting: 
  d.. Minutes of 28 August 2008 Board Meeting: 
  e.. Minutes of 1 October 2008 ICANN Board Meeting: 
  f.. Five Stakeholder Group Submissions received from the community: 
The Process From Here

At the end of this public comment forum period, the ICANN Staff will provide 
a summary/analysis of the comments submitted regarding each Stakeholder 
Group submission. That summary/analysis will be shared with the community 
and the Board. The Board will subsequently take action on each Stakeholder 
Group petition and charter as it deems appropriate.

Deadline and How to Submit Comments

A 21-day public consultation forum has been opened from 30 June through 21 
July 2009. The formal Public Comment Forum Box is located here: 

To submit comments: Comments on the documents are welcome via email to 
gnso-stakeholder-charters at icann.org.

To view comments: An archive of all comments received will be publicly 
posted at http://forum.icann.org/lists/gnso-stakeholder-charters/.

Staff Responsible: Robert Hoggarth

Glen de Saint Géry

GNSO Secretariat

gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org


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