[gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Proposal for Deferral of Motions

Ron Andruff randruff at rnapartners.com
Tue Aug 14 13:31:35 UTC 2012

SCI colleagues,


This email is in response to the Chairman's request that I prepare a
proposal for us to 'vote' on to resolve the discussion around deferral of
motions. Many thanks to Julie Hedlund for her work in preparing this for
your review.


As we discussed during our most recent meeting this past Thursday, Aug. 9th,
we seem to be coalescing around couple of ways to address the issue of
deferral of motions.  As you may recall, the issue was whether to create a
rule in the GNSO Council Operating Procedures to limit how many times a
motion may be deferred.  Staff provided statistics from 2010 and 2011 on the
number of deferrals.  The SCI members seem to agree that the numbers were
not high and did not suggest abuse.  Conversations on the wiki (see
https://community.icann.org/display/gnsosci/Deferral+of+Motions) suggest two
ways the SCI could recommend that the GNSO Council could address this issue:


1.  A light touch approach, i.e. request Staff to monitor deferred motions
for one year and present the results to the SCI.  At that time, the SCI will
once again analyze the results, decide whether deferrals are being abused,
and whether a change to the Procedures is warranted; or 


2.  Recommend to the GNSO Council a change to the Procedures that sets a
limit on the number of deferrals.  The limit would be 1 deferral and the
issue that was deferred would be the first item on the following GNSO
Council agenda.


We would now like to see if we can reach a consensus on one or the other of
these two recommendations to the GNSO Council on Deferral of Motions.
Please indicate on the list your preference for one of these two options (if
not in agreement, suggest a third option for SCI members to consider).


Thank you for your assistance in helping us move item this to completion.


Kind regards,




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 Nathalie
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 2:24 AM
To: gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org
Cc: gnso-secs at icann.org
Subject: [gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Mp3 and attendance: Standing Committee on
Improvements Implementation 09 August 2012


Dear All,


The next Standing Committee on Improvements Implementation meeting will take
place in three weeks' time, on the 30th August 2012.


Please find the Mp3 recording from the SCI call on Thursday, 09 August 2012
at:  http://audio.icann.org/gnso/gnso-sci-20120809-en.mp3 on page 


Transcript and Mp3 recorded will be posted shortly on:





Ray Fassett - Registry Stakeholder Group  - Primary

Angie Graves - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Alternate

J. Scott Evans - Intellectual Property Constituency - Primary 

Anne Aikman-Scalese - IPC Alternate

Ron Andruff - Commercial and Business Users Constituency - Primary

Wolf-Ulrich Knoben - ISPCP - Primary 

James Bladel - Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) - Alternate




Avri Doria - Non Commercial SG - Primary 

Mary Wong - Non-Commercial Users Constituency - Primary

Jonathan Robinson - Registry Stakeholder Group  - Alternate

Krista Papac - Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) - Primary

Marika Konings



Julie Hedlund

Nathalie Peregrine


Please let me know if your name has been left off the list.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you.

Kind regards,

Nathalie Peregrine for


GNSO Secretariat

 <mailto:gnso-secs at icann.org> gnso-secs at icann.org


AC Chat transcript 09 August 2012


  Nathalie  Peregrine:SCI meeting - 09 August 2012

  Julie Hedlund:Hello Nathalie!

  Ron A:Greetings all!

  Ron A:Thanks for this, Ray... Amusing that a member of our work team got
called on that... ;o)

  Ray Fassett:oops :)

  Ron A:Apologies for the background noise, unfortunately I cannot escape
the fact there is another caller close by at this time.

  Ron A:+1 Julie; no motion needed

  Ron A:15 - love

  Ron A:@ Angie: Indeed. This language opens the door...

  Ron A:@ Julie: that makes sense to me

  Ron A:Let's take this back to Council

  Ray Fassett:thanks Wolf

  Ron A:Thanks all!



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