[bc-gnso] for expedited review: draft BC comment on registry proposal for Continuity Operations Instrument (COI)

Michael D. Palage michael at palage.com
Wed Nov 30 22:29:45 UTC 2011



First let me thank you for undertaking this task on behalf of the BC.  My
intention is not to use openness and transparency as a sword, but as a
shield.  I just think at this point in time with the threat of more pending
lawsuits on the horizon we do ICANN, your stakeholder group, and the new
gTLD process a favor by exercising more disclosure not less.


In your capacity as an observer in the registry constituency you have seen
how each member that votes or does not vote on an issues is documented.
While I think you and I bring an incredible SMB business perspective to this
group and while individual BC members trust our ability to do the right
thing, we need to realize that ICANN's action are being analyzed under a
microscope by some third parties that will not be giving us that benefit of
the doubt and why we need to go above and beyond.


Thanks again for your effort, and I apologize if there was any
misunderstanding regarding my initial concerns.


Best regards,




From: Jon Nevett [mailto:jon at nevett.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:53 PM
To: Michael D. Palage
Cc: 'bc-GNSO at icann.org GNSO list'
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] for expedited review: draft BC comment on registry
proposal for Continuity Operations Instrument (COI)



Just a couple of points. 

As one of the few BC members at the workshop in Dakar on this issue, Steve
asked me if I would amalgamate the comments on the issue made on the list
and those made by BC members during the session, which I did. We only make
six points in the proposed comments. I do note that three of the six points
that we have in the draft came from your comments to the list regarding the
RySG proposal. 

You raise a very challenging issue related to the BC and those of us members
who are affiliated with or supporting an entity participating in the New TLD
process. I suggest that we take that issue up at an upcoming call or
meeting. It will be interesting to see how many BC members organizations do,
in fact, participate. One benefit of transparency is to get a diversity of
viewpoints with an understanding of where such viewpoints emanate. Of
course, we should not use transparency and accountability principles as a
sword to stifle speech and alternative views. Those are my $.02.  






On Nov 30, 2011, at 4:00 AM, Michael D. Palage wrote:

Hello All,


I have not commented on this document for a couple of reasons. One I am
actively working with a number of clients in connection with new gTLDs and
two I have volunteered to help the registry constituency with their efforts
to submit a comment on this subject matter.


My concern however, is that many of the active members in preparing  this BC
document appear to be individuals directly/indirectly associated with new
gTLD applicants. Therefore, in advance I am stating my intention to abstain
on any BC vote, and I ask that in the interest of openness and transparency
that we document in any final submission those BC members that are
directly/indirectly involved in any new gTLD applications and their role in
formulating/approving this document.


I think the BC has raised a number of concerns regarding the appearance of
conflict at the ICANN Board level, and I think we need to lead by example.


Just my two cents.


Best regards,




From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf Of
icann at rodenbaugh.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 12:08 AM
To: 'bc-GNSO at icann.org GNSO list'
Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] for expedited review: draft BC comment on registry
proposal for Continuity Operations Instrument (COI)


I support Jon's draft, thanks for the good work.


Mike Rodenbaugh


tel/fax: +1.415.738.8087



From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf Of
Steve DelBianco
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:06 PM
To: 'bc-GNSO at icann.org GNSO list'
Subject: [bc-gnso] for expedited review: draft BC comment on registry
proposal for Continuity Operations Instrument (COI)


Per discussion in Dakar and on our 10-Nov member call, here is a draft of BC
comments on the a proposed alternative to the for Continuity Operations
Instrument in the new gTLD Program.


Jon Nevett prepared this draft. 


This comment period and docs are described here
<https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/rysg-proposal-cof-17oct11-en.htm> .


These comments are due 2-Dec, giving us 10 days for review and approval.
This is less than the 14-day period required in our charter, so I am
requesting an expedited review period.  If any member has substantive
objections to the expedited review, we can go to 14 days and submit our
comments after the ICANN due date.


All BC members are invited to suggest edits.     Please use track changes
and circulate to BC list.   


Thanks again to Jon for taking the lead on this.



Steve DelBianco

vice chair for policy coordination, BC


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