[Gnso-ppsai-pdp-wg] IRT call for participation

Graeme Bunton gbunton at tucows.com
Fri Sep 16 22:01:06 UTC 2016

I'm in as well, please and thank you.


On 2016-09-16 5:19 PM, Michelle DeSmyter wrote:
> Call for participation - Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues 
> Policy Development Process (PDP) Implementation Review Team (IRT)
> On 9 August 2016, the ICANN Board of Directors adopted 
> <https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2016-08-09-en#2.e> 
> the recommendations of the Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation 
> Issues Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group as listed in its 
> Final Report 
> <http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/raa/ppsai-final-07dec15-en.pdf>. 
> Staff from the Global Domains Division (GDD)—responsible for leading 
> the implementation of the policy recommendations—is hereby issuing a 
> call for volunteers to form an Implementation Review Team (IRT) to 
> work with staff to implement the policy recommendations adopted by the 
> Board.
> This call for IRT volunteers is for the attention of the members of 
> the Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues PDP Working Group at 
> a minimum. However, other members of the community who did not 
> participate on the IRT are also invited to**the IRT. The key 
> responsibilities of the IRT are as follows:
> ?Work with ICANN staff to ensure that the implementation fulfills the 
> original intentions of the adopted policy recommendations
> ?Review the proposed implementation work plan, as drafted by staff, 
> for the recommendations as adopted by the Board
> ?Assist in case questions regarding the PDP or a need for 
> clarification**arises in relation to the adopted recommendations
> ?Advise on technical and operational details related to the 
> implementation of the adopted**recommendations
> Familiarity with the policy recommendations as well as the 
> deliberations that informed those recommendations is a minimum 
> requirement for IRT members. IRT volunteers should be able to attend 
> regularly scheduled IRT meetings for the duration of this project. 
> Staff currently anticipates**that this implementation project could 
> take up to 18-24 months to complete.
> All volunteers responding to this call will be expected to understand 
> the role and remit of the IRT for the implementation project. If, in 
> the course of implementation, the IRT identifies a need for**potential 
> modifications to the policy recommendations, the team must refer these 
> to the GNSO Council for its consideration and additional guidance.
> *How to Apply*
> If you are interested in participating, please send an email to the 
> GNSO Secretariat via gnso-secs at icann.org <mailto:gnso-secs at icann.org> 
> no later than 30 September 2016, 11:59 UTC.
> *Background*
> The Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) is the contract that 
> governs the relationship between ICANN and its accredited registrars 
> (a directory of accredited registrars can be found 
> athttp://www.internic.net/regist.html). The RAA also may have impacts 
> on registrants and other third parties involved in the domain name 
> system.
> In initiating negotiations for the 2013 RAA between ICANN and the 
> Registrars Stakeholder Group in October 2011, the ICANN Board had also 
> requested an Issue Report from the GNSO that would start a GNSO Policy 
> Development Process (PDP) to address remaining issues not dealt with 
> in the RAA negotiations and that would be suited to a PDP (the Board's 
> Resolution can be found at 
> http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/documents/resolutions-28oct11-en.htm#7). 
> In June 2013, the ICANN Board approved a new 2013 RAA (the provisions 
> of which can be found 
> at**http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/approved-with-specs-27jun13-en.pdf) 
> <http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/approved-with-specs-27jun13-en.pdf%29>, 
> and this PDP was launched in October 2013.
> **
> The Final Recommendations of the Privacy & Proxy Services 
> Accreditation Issues PDP Working Group, which GDD is now preparing to 
> implement, are the consensus outcomes**of that PDP. Once implemented, 
> this Privacy and Proxy Services accreditation program will supersede 
> requirements in the 2013 RAA’s Specification on Privacy and Proxy 
> Registrations 
> <https://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/raa/approved-with-specs-27jun13-en.htm#privacy-proxy>.
> Kind regards,
> Michelle DeSmyter
> **
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Graeme Bunton
Manager, Analytics and Insights
Manager, Public Policy
Tucows Inc.
PH: 416 535 0123 ext 1634

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