[gnso-rpm-wg] New Chair Nomination

George Kirikos icann at leap.com
Sun Apr 10 15:11:16 UTC 2016


I think we should continue to accept nominations until the first
meeting, to give everyone a fair chance to mull things over before
deciding that they want and are able to take on the roles.

Then, we can hold a vote for the co-chair positions among those who've
been nominated (and also been seconded). We should let members select
up 2 of the nominees, and the top 2 overall would become co-chairs.
Afterwards, there can be a separate vote for 2 (or 3??) sub-chairs
(which might include unsuccessful nominees for co-chairs, as well as
anyone else who was nominated (and seconded) specifically to be a


George Kirikos

On Sun, Apr 10, 2016 at 10:16 AM, Kathy Kleiman via gnso-rpm-wg
<gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org> wrote:
> Esteemed colleagues,
> With nearly two weeks before our first meeting and new people joining this
> group on a regular basis, I would recommend that we continue to accept
> nominations for the leadership positions of this new WG.
> Like J.Scott Evans, I served on the Final Drafting Team of the UDRP in 1999.
> With other friends in this WG, I served on Special Trademarks Initiative
> team (STI) that wrote the final versions of the Uniform Rapid Suspension and
> Trademark Clearinghouse adopted by GNSO Council and incorporated into the
> New gTLD Applicant Guidebook. Chuck Gomes, then Chair of the GNSO Council,
> wrote about the STI: “I have never been so impressed with the cooperative
> spirit of everyone on a team.”
> I have served on innumerable ICANN task forces, working groups and a review
> team. I am co-founder of ICANN's Noncommercial Users Constituency and a
> member of the Noncommercial Stakeholders Group. I also lead the Internet Law
> & Policy Group of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth in Washington DC.
> I would be honored to represent this Working Group as chair for the
> important work ahead.
> Best regards,
> Kathy Kleiman
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