[CWG-Stewardship] Draft Scope Document for Legal Counsel

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Jan 15 19:42:51 UTC 2015

Yes. Of course that is what I meant to say. Thanks. Alan
Sent from my mobile. Please excuse brevity and typos.

On January 15, 2015 9:57:51 AM EST, "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes at verisign.com> wrote:
>Did you mean to say "We have repeatedly said that the MRT is NOT an
>incorporated entity but simply a "committee" (or something similar)
>with no specific parent."?
>From: cwg-stewardship-bounces at icann.org
>[mailto:cwg-stewardship-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Alan Greenberg
>Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:37 PM
>To: Greg Shatan; cwg-stewardship at icann.org
>Subject: Re: [CWG-Stewardship] Draft Scope Document for Legal Counsel
>Greg, this document does not include a question about the MRT-Contract
>Co. relationship that I have raised numerous times. We have repeatedly
>said that the MRT is an incorporated entity but simply a "committee"
>(or something similar) with no specific parent. Contract Co is bound to
>take its orders from the MRT, and the MRT is bound to maintain its MS
>character as specified by Contract Co.
>How are these two bound together to ensure that the bilateral
>commitments are ensured?
>As mentioned in the questionnaire, the MRT could be a part of Contract
>Co, or even its Board, but they we have created a new ICANN-like body
>that we explicitly said we would not do. So that cannot be a solution.
>Also, there needs to be reference to the concept that Contract Co is
>bare bones, little or no staff, and a Board that has no mandate to do
>anything but follow orders from the MRT.
>At 14/01/2015 06:23 PM, Greg Shatan wrote:
>Attached is a draft scope document intended to refine our request for
>independent legal counsel.  Your comments would be most appreciated at
>the soonest time.
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