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

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 19 22:12:28 UTC 2012

We need advice. What are implications? Suspending is "okay" if we can block suspension is we disagree. 

I can't read materially. But do read as much as I can. 
Can you and Angie make a two sentence case why I shld support this? 

I am suspicious - just a bit- abt why this. But recognize "suspend" is not "cancel". Shld suspension have a 3, 6, 9, 12 month "revisit? 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Andruff <randruff at rnapartners.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:16:15 
To: <bc-gnso at icann.org>
Subject: [bc-gnso] FW: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] For review - proposed
 language to address suspending a PDP

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 Manual. 
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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