[bc-gnso] DRAFT: Business Constituency support for Non-profit Constituency Petition

Steve DelBianco sdelbianco at netchoice.org
Sat Jan 8 04:23:44 UTC 2011

On 8-Dec in Cartagena, Philip Sheppard circulated a statement supporting the petition to create a non-profit constituency.  The petition is at http://gnso.icann.org/improvements/npoc-charter-redacted-07dec10-en.pdf

Philip's original note is shown at the bottom of this note.

14 BC members immediately supported Philip's suggestion and Marilyn Cade suggested an additional point. No objections have been registered.

The deadline for comment on this proposal was extended to 30-Jan-2011 after the proponents modified their mission statement. (new mission is "The purpose of the Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency shall be to represent, specifically, the operational concerns related to service delivery of not-for-profit and non- governmental organizations who are domain registrants in the DNS" )

On Monday's BC call, let's discuss points the BC should make in indicating support for the petition.  Here's what we have so far from Philip and Marilyn:

The Business Constituency supports this petition to form a new non-profit Constituency in the GNSO.

We believe this petition is timely, since it follows a GNSO restructuring that enables diversification within the non-contract house.

We believe there are common interests between this new constituency and our own, since both represent registrants and users of the DNS.

Steve DelBianco
vice chair for policy coordination

From: Philip Sheppard <philip.sheppard at aim.be<mailto:philip.sheppard at aim.be>>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 21:24:46 +0100
To: <bc-gnso at icann.org<mailto:bc-gnso at icann.org>>
Subject: [bc-gnso] Proposed non profit constituency

We ran out of time at the Cartagena BC meeting to agree to send a
spportive statement to public comments to welcome the formation of the new
NPOC.  We had a presentation of the new constituency from Debbie Hughes at
the CSG meeting earlier in the day. This constituency is the outcome we
have been striving for in the composition of the new non conract parties

I'd like to propose we make the following statement to public comments as
the BC.

'"The Business Constituency welcomes the proposal to form a new non-profit
consituency. We believe this is timely. We believe there will be areas of
common interest between this new constituency and our own, both
representing as they do users of the DNS.''

Perhaps we could agree to send this on a no objections basis rather than
have to put it through our usual policy 14 day window.

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