[bc-gnso] BC debrief/encourage members to post regarding their views on the list

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 12 08:24:20 UTC 2010

We are of course using our public list for our exchanges so that all members and the interested public of business users can read our updates. Thanks to Steve for his posts. For other members, please do also share your perspectives on this list.  You are welcome to share your views about any of the resolutions,  not just those related to gTLD policy. 

I will note that I've had a conversation regarding when to hold the update, and I'm targeting next Thursday or Friday, so mark your calendars, and stay tuned for a bridge .For the ExComm, please confirm your availability for both dates, keeping a focus on 10 a.m. EST which is bearable for Zahid in Pakistan and at 7 a.m. for West Coast, so in the 'friendly' zone. We can also consider 6 a.m. PST and 9 a.m. EST. 
The call will last an hour for members and all who were in Nairobi can expect a 3 minute speaking slot.  I've reserved 20 minutes for the policy updates by Zahid, Mike, and Steve -- will turn to you for your development of an agenda, both with the Councilors, and all Working Group members. If you need more time, just let me know. 
Finally, we will have a 5 minute update on planning for business outreach and activites in Brussels, and that will be led by Ayesha and myself. 
We have two pending recruits, who tell me they are submitting applications Monday. If that is underway, I will invite them as observers to the call. Try to remember to add Jon Nevett in, and we will have him added shortly. 
Marilyn CadeBC Chair

Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 03:08:17 -0500
Subject: [bc-gnso] ICANN Board votes to shut-down the EOI program
From: sdelbianco at netchoice.org
To: bc-gnso at icann.org

ICANN Board votes to shut-down the EOI program

Resolution cited uncertainty about date for resolution of Overarching Issues to satisfaction of the board;  difficulty in synchronizing applications program with EOI; preferring to focus staff on remaining issues;

Resolve to withdraw EOI; and direct CEO to press on with new gTLD program



Harald Alstrand: still concerned about risks of many new gTLDs and wants CEO to be attentive to those risks.


Bruce Tonkin: confusion about purpose(s) of EOI.  Would have given data on # and nature of strings.  Would have informed applicants to improve their applications. Staff and community resources are being taken away from underlying problems; so up-or-down vote is the best way to proceed.


Crocker: primary purpose of EOI was to give magnitude of demand; 


Raimundo changed his mind on EOI because there was lack of consensus for it.


Resolution Passed: overwhelmingly.    Just one No vote from Michael Silber (I think)


Michael Silber: EOI had potential benefits and it's a pity its being thrown out. 



Steve DelBianco

Executive Director


http://www.NetChoice.org and http://blog.netchoice.org 


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