[gnso-rpm-wg] New Chair Nomination

Edward Morris egmorris1 at toast.net
Sun Apr 10 15:14:58 UTC 2016

Hello everybody,
This is certainly impressive! I can not ever remember such enthusiasm for a group that is still a few weeks away from its first meeting. My hat is off to my Council colleague Phil Corwin for his able and obviously inspiring stewardship of this group to date.
I am so excited Kathy Kleiman has offered to step up to Chair this group. It saves me the trouble of having to draft her! There is no one I know of in the GNSO community with the depth of experience, both inside ICANN and externally, on the subject matter this working group will be considering than that which Kathy possesses. These are tricky issues. Kathy has been there from day one helping this community to develop rights protection mechanisms that are appropriate, fair and balanced. We are so lucky that she once again is willing to step up and lead this effort!
A word about diversity. This working group will be considering issues that for many of us are the reasons we are involved with ICANN. Core issues. It will be a long and complex journey to its conclusion. We need a leadership for this WG that reflects the diversity of the GNSO, a balanced leadership that neither over-represents nor under-represents any stakeholder group or set of interests. I'd suggest that we might want to look at the example of the Next Gen RDS WG - like this one, a WG expected to be of long duration - where the leadership team reflects the GNSO itself and includes representation from each stakeholder group.
Thanks again Kathy - your experienced leadership will benefit all of us in this working group!
Kind Regards,
Ed Morris

 From: "David W. Maher via gnso-rpm-wg" <gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>
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Subject: Re: [gnso-rpm-wg] New Chair Nomination   

I second the nomination of Kathy Kleiman   

David W. Maher  

Public Interest Registry  

Senior Vice-President - Law & Policy  

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From: gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Kathy Kleiman via gnso-rpm-wg
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:17 AM
To: gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org
Subject: [gnso-rpm-wg] New Chair Nomination 


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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