[bc-gnso] FW: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] For review - proposed language to address suspending a PDP

Ron Andruff randruff at rnapartners.com
Wed Sep 19 17:16:15 UTC 2012

Dear Fellow BC Members,


On behalf of Angie Graves and myself (BC SCI reps), I am forwarding (see
below) the Standing Committee on Implementation's recommendation on
suspension of a PDP that will be sent to the GNSO Council for approval once
the SCI signs off.  If any BC members have opinions, comments or questions
on this matter, please bring them to the list as soon as possible.  Hearing
no comments, Angie and I will give BC approval to this amendment in the PDP


Thank you.




Ronald N. Andruff

RNA Partners, Inc.



From: owner-gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org
[mailto:owner-gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org] On Behalf Of Marika Konings
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 10:37 AM
To: gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org
Subject: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] For review - proposed language to address
suspending a PDP


Dear All,


As discussed during the last meeting, please find below the proposed
modifications (in bold) to the PDP Manual to address suspension of a PDP. As
with any changes to the GNSO Operating Procedures of which the PDP Manual is
part, once approved by the SCI, these would need to be put out for public
comment for a minimum of 21 days followed by GNSO Council approval. If you
have any further comments / edits, please share these with the mailing list.


With best regards,






Proposed Language to address suspending a PDP (modification in bold of
section 15 of the PDP Manual)


The GNSO Council may terminate or suspend* a PDP prior to the publication of
a Final Report only for significant cause, upon a motion that passes with a
Supermajority Vote in favour of termination or suspension. The following are
illustrative examples of possible reasons for a premature termination or
suspension of a PDP:

1. Deadlock. The PDP Team is hopelessly deadlocked and unable to identify
recommendations or statements that have either the strong support or a
consensus of its members despite significant time and resources being
dedicated to the PDP;

2. Changing Circumstances. Events have occurred since the initiation of the
PDP that have rendered the PDP moot, or no longer necessary, or warranting a
suspension; or

3. Lack of Community Volunteers. Despite several calls for participation,
the work of the PDP Team is significantly impaired and unable to effectively
conclude its deliberations due to lack of volunteer participation.

* Suspension is a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation
of the PDP, i.e. all activities are halted upon a decision of the GNSO
Council until further notice. A mere change in milestones or schedule of the
PDP is not considered a suspension. [to be included as a footnote]

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