[gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Re: New Referral Request to the Standing Committee for GNSO Improvements Implementation

Mary Wong mary.wong at icann.org
Thu Nov 19 20:49:15 UTC 2015

Dear Anne and everyone,

There is indeed a template, and this request included one that was prepared
for and reviewed by the Council as part of the motion voted on. For your
convenience, here is the direct link to the template:

As the motion passed, we will update the SCI wiki page accordingly with the
new request. As for scheduling a meeting, we should note that the GNSO
policy staff will be at the annual Policy Department strategic planning
retreat in Los Angeles for the week 30 November to 4 December. We will of
course work with Anne and Rudi to schedule a call if that week is the best
time for the SCI to meet. Alternatively, perhaps the week after that may be
a better option. Do let us know your preference and thoughts.

Thank you!


Mary Wong
Senior Policy Director
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN)
Telephone: +1 603 574 4889
Email: mary.wong at icann.org

From:  "Aikman-Scalese, Anne" <AAikman at lrrlaw.com>
Date:  Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 15:39
To:  'Rudi Vansnick' <rudi.vansnick at isoc.be>
Cc:  Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>, Julie Hedlund
<julie.hedlund at icann.org>, Mary Wong <mary.wong at icann.org>,
"gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org" <gnso-improvem-impl-sc at icann.org>
Subject:  RE: New Referral Request to the Standing Committee for GNSO
Improvements Implementation

> Julie and Mary,
> How do we handle?  I think there was a particular template for requests to
> come to SCI which you developed with Avri.  Does that template apply here and
> how is it processed to us?
> Anne
> Anne E. Aikman-Scalese, Of Counsel
> Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
> One South Church Avenue Suite 700 | Tucson, Arizona 85701-1611
> (T) 520.629.4428 | (F) 520.879.4725
> AAikman at lrrlaw.com <mailto:AAikman at lrrlaw.com>  | www.LRRLaw.com
> <http://www.lrrlaw.com/>
> From: Rudi Vansnick [mailto:rudi.vansnick at isoc.be]
> Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2015 10:10 AM
> To: Aikman-Scalese, Anne
> Cc: Marika Konings; Julie Hedlund; GNSO Secretariat
> Subject: New Referral Request to the Standing Committee for GNSO Improvements
> Implementation
> Dear Anne,
> Today on the GNSO Council meeting the following item was discussed and voted.
> So, we have a new topic to take care off on our next meetings. This will most
> probably be a lot of work. Perhaps we need to schedule a meeting before mid
> december. 
> What is your view on this ?
> Kind regards,
> Rudi Vansnick
> Chair Non-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)
> rudi.vansnick at npoc.org  ‹ Tel : +32 (0)9 329 39 16 ‹ Mobile : +32 (0)475 28 16
> 32
> Item 5: VOTE ON MOTION ­ New Referral Request to the Standing Committee for
> GNSO Improvements Implementation (10 minutes)
> The GNSO Council identified a number of procedural issues during the most
> recent round of elections for the GNSO Chair. These arise mainly from the fact
> that the GNSO Operating Procedures do not currently contain express provisions
> for an election timetable and a method for prescribing the specific terms to
> be served by the Chair and Vice-Chairs. The Procedures also do not seem to
> permit new incoming Council members to stand for the Chair position. Here the
> Council will discuss and vote on whether to refer these matters to the GNSO¹s
> Standing Committee for GNSO Improvements Implementation (SCI), and the scope
> of such a referral request <http://tinyurl.com/peqmrqd> .
> Additional info:
> 2. Updated Draft GNSO Council Resolution for the Council meeting on 19
> November 2015 ­ Referral Request to the SCI
> Made by: Wolf-Ulrich Knoben
> Seconded by: Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez
> Whereas
> 1. The GNSO Operating Procedures in Chapter 2.2 describe the process of
> elections of the GNSO Chair and the GNSO Vice-Chairs
> (http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/op-procedures-24jun15-en.pdf);
> 2. Following the result of the initial election round at ICANN54 in Dublin,
> the GNSO Council agreed on a time table for the next round for the election of
> the GNSO Chair 2015-2016
> (http://gnso.icann.org/en/elections/proposed-council-chair-03sep15-en.pdf);
> 3. During the ICANN 54 meeting in Dublin questions were raised with regards to
> the election process for the GNSO Chair and Vice-Chairs, including the
> candidate nomination process with particular reference to the preparedness of
> newly-elected Council members to vote, the eligibility of newly elected
> Councilors to run for the GNSO Chair position, the need for the GNSO Council
> to specifically determine the term of the Chair and Vice-Chairs in accordance
> with the ICANN Bylaws, and to the overall timing of the Chair election.
> Resolved
> The GNSO Council requests the Standing Committee on Improvements
> Implementation (SCI)
> * To review Sections 2.2(b), (f) and (g) of the GNSO Operating Procedures with
> respect to clarifying: (i) the eligibility of incoming Council members to run
> for the position of GNSO Chair; (ii) the start and end dates and the duration
> of the Chair and Vice-Chair terms in accordance with the ICANN Bylaws; and
> (iii) the timing of publication of the election results; and
> * To recommend a general time table for election of the GNSO Council Chair to
> be approved by the GNSO Council and added to the GNSO Operating Procedures.
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