[bc-gnso] RE: [Bc-private] Chair's letter to CEO and Bd Chair/Final draft

icann at rodenbaugh.com icann at rodenbaugh.com
Wed Jan 4 01:14:14 UTC 2012

MC says "The letter restates existing BC perspectives."

This is false.  At least the following sentences have no support in existing
BC policies, adopted per our Charter:

1.	It has been disappointing that ICANN staff, and the Board have
consistently avoided, or negated the concerns that have been raised in these
2.	This letter calls to the Board's and senior staff attention the need
for improvements in specific areas related to these continuing concerns
which should be addressed before strings are added to the root.  [THIS IS

These are not policies of the BC, and should not be stated as such.  If you
want to send a private letter, you should do it, but you should not use this
list to drum up support for it.  You are sliding down a slippery slope with
this, Marilyn, and clearly exceeding your very limited authority as Chair.

Mike Rodenbaugh
tel/fax: +1.415.738.8087

-----Original Message-----
From: bc-private-bounces at icann.org [mailto:bc-private-bounces at icann.org] On
Behalf Of Marilyn
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:56 AM
To: mike at rodenbaugh.com
Cc: bc-private icann.org
Subject: Re: [Bc-private] Chair's letter to CEO and Bd Chair/Final draft

The letter restates existing BC perspectives. Discussion on the list about
this general topic has been underway since 12/12 with a short list of
comments or objections. In response to objections, the list of changes is on
a different track. However, as I have noted, the letter states BC concerns
about risks to trademark holders and asks For continued efforts to fix them.
It does not propose a delay in the announcement scheduled. 

Marilyn Cade/Sent from my iPad

On Jan 3, 2012, at 1:03 PM, "mike at rodenbaugh.com" <mike at rodenbaugh.com>

> Agreed.  This letter does not have BC support as required by the Charter.
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Michael D. Palage" <michael at palage.com>
> Date: Tue, Jan 3, 2012 9:34 am
> Subject: [Bc-private] Chair's letter to CEO and Bd Chair/Final draft
> To: "'Marilyn Cade'" <marilynscade at hotmail.com>, "'bc-secretariat 
> @icann'" <bc-secretariat at icann.org>, "'bc-private icann.org'" 
> <bc-private at icann.org>
> Marilyn,
> While I remain one of the more outspoken opponents regarding 
> unaddressed concerns with ICANN's new gTLD process,  here is why I 
> believe sending this letter to the ICANN board on behalf of the BC 
> (instead of it being signed off by individual members)will do more harm
than good.
> If you send this letter to the Board those members that have expressed 
> significant reservation about this letter coming from the BC will 
> likely have to take appropriate action to set the record straight. 
> What those actions may be I have no idea, but I believe that it will 
> undermine the long term credibility of this constituency.
> Best regards,
> Michael
> From: bc-private-bounces at icann.org 
> [mailto:bc-private-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Marilyn Cade
> Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:56 AM
> To: bc-secretariat @icann; bc-private icann.org
> Subject: [Bc-private] Chair's letter to CEO and Bd Chair/Final draft
> On Dec 13, a draft approach was circulate to bc-private. Later 
> discussions [all of which are on bc-private list] identified specific 
> changes, a draft letter, and input from some members suggestions have 
> led me to the following
> approach: 
> The following letter will go to addressees tomorrow. The Board is 
> split and some recognize the need for improvements, and others are 
> conflicted, and can't speak. This letter does not call for a delay, 
> but calls for improvements.
> NOTE: no attachment on improvements will accompany this letter. The 
> draft list of improvements will be circulated to BC separately, and 
> will include all the earlier topics. That list will be discussed on 
> the BC meeting next week, so be sure you are on that call.

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