[bc-gnso] Ballot for a new BC Charter

Deutsch, Sarah B sarah.b.deutsch at verizon.com
Wed Oct 14 00:08:10 UTC 2009

Before we all go ahead and force a vote, it seems that enough
substantive and process concerns have been raised about the draft to
reconsider the next steps.  On process alone, the seven day turnaround
time will not work well for many companies and especially for
associations who need to consult with their members.   On substance, it
seems that the most productive task at this point would be to work on a
more streamlined, neutral charter.
Also, can someone explain the timing of when (if at all) the BC may
eventually merge into a larger constituency?  



Sarah B. Deutsch
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Verizon Communications
Phone: 703-351-3044
Fax: 703-351-3670
sarah.b.deutsch at verizon.com


From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf
Of BC Secretariat
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 8:09 AM
To: bc-gnso at icann.org
Subject: [bc-gnso] Ballot for a new BC Charter

Dear Members
Ballot on revised BC Charter
At the request of the BC Officers and with reference to the message
below, I have today opened a 7-day voting period for the newly revised
BC Charter. 
A majority approval vote means the new Charter will be adopted. A
majority non-approval vote means the Charter will not be adopted.
A ballot form is attached. Each member organisation has one vote. The
vote should be placed by the principle BC contact for the membership
organsiation or by notified proxy. I will apply weighted voting when I
receive your ballot form. All ballots will be acknowledged.
The voting period closes at midnight in your time zone on Monday 19
October 2009. Ballots cannot be accepted after this time.
Best wishes
We would like to ask all members to cast their vote in favour of the
attached revised BC Charter.
A definitive PDF version is attached.
A Word version showing recent track changes is also provided for
The Charter accommodates necessary changes for the re-structured GNSO in
which the stakeholder groups provide representatives to the GNSO
As such the BC will move from a situation in which its three GNSO
representatives were also BC Officers, to a separation of these roles.
There will be a new executive committee with a chair and two vice-chairs
in addition to the two representatives to the GNSO Council.
The Charter also includes other changes recommended by members and ICANN
staff based on learning since the last Charter.
The officers have done their best to accommodate all member perspectives
given the diversity of those perspectives.
The Board has requested Constituencies complete work on Charter revision
by Seoul.
Zahid Jamil
Mike Rodenbaugh
Philip Sheppard
BC Officers
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