[gnso-rpm-wg] Joint Message from Three RPM WG Leadership Candidates

Darcy Southwell darcy.southwell at endurance.com
Thu Apr 21 15:26:36 UTC 2016

I also fully support this leadership structure.


Darcy Southwell | Compliance Officer

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From:  <gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Marina Lewis
<marina at dns-law.com>
Date:  Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:08 AM
To:  Greg Shatan <gregshatanipc at gmail.com>
Cc:  "gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org" <gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org>
Subject:  Re: [gnso-rpm-wg] Joint Message from Three RPM WG Leadership

Fully support this leadership - thanks to all three!

Marina A. Lewis 
(415) 290-1245
marina at dns-law.com

On Apr 21, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Greg Shatan <gregshatanipc at gmail.com> wrote:

> Support. 
> Greg Shatan
> On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Rudi Vansnick (NPOC) <rudi.vansnick at npoc.org>
> wrote:
>> +1 for the three “leaders of the band”
>> Rudi Vansnick
>> Chair Non-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency (NPOC)
>>> Op 19 apr. 2016, om 21:01 heeft Paul McGrady <policy at paulmcgrady.com
>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','policy at paulmcgrady.com');> > het volgende
>>> geschreven:
>>> Thank you Phil, Kathy and J. Scott.
>>> I fully support this arrangement, knowing that this WG will be led by three
>>> dedicated, hardworking, expert, and fair-minded members of our community.
>>> Kind regards,
>>> Paul
>>> Paul McGrady
>>> policy at paulmcgrady.com
>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','policy at paulmcgrady.com');>
>>> From: gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org
>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org');>
>>> [mailto:gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org
>>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','gnso-rpm-wg-bounces at icann.org');> ] On Behalf
>>> Of Phil Corwin
>>> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 09:04 AM
>>> To: gnso-rpm-wg at icann.org
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>>> Subject: [gnso-rpm-wg] Joint Message from Three RPM WG Leadership Candidates
>>> Dear Members of the Rights Protection Measures Review Working Group:
>>> As the three candidates for WG leadership positions who have received
>>> substantial support from WG members, we wish to collectively thank all of
>>> you for committing to the very challenging and lengthy journey that lies
>>> before us, and for voicing support for us as potential WG Chairs.
>>> Each of us believes that our task is extremely important, and that whatever
>>> consensus recommendations this WG makes for post-review alterations in the
>>> new gTLD RPMs, and subsequently the UDRP, will if adopted likely be the
>>> “rules of the road” for ICANN trademark protection measures for many years
>>> to come. We have the collective opportunity to establish improved
>>> arbitration procedures and other safeguards that are more predictable and
>>> consistent for all parties, and that minimize the burden on trademark
>>> holders while recognizing the importance of domains as platforms for speech
>>> and commerce and as valuable intangible assets.
>>> We also believe that the odds of success will be substantially improved if
>>> this WG operates from its inception in a collegial and cooperative manner
>>> that, while maximally efficient, is committed to a balanced and fair hearing
>>> for all viewpoints, and is based upon empirical data and sound legal and
>>> policy analysis.
>>> It was in that spirit of mutual respect that we three engaged in a joint
>>> conference call on Friday, April 15th to discuss how to best facilitate a
>>> constructive path forward.
>>> As a result of that discussion, we wish to propose for your consideration
>>> the adoption of a leadership structure in which each of us serves as a
>>> co-equal Co-Chair. We collectively urge you to support that approach to
>>> leadership structure when we hold our first WG meeting on April 21st.
>>> We believe that in most instances we shall be able to reach consensus
>>> agreement regarding recommendations to you on the management of our work. In
>>> those (hopefully rare) instances where we fail to reach such agreement, we
>>> shall inform the membership of our different viewpoints and proceed in
>>> whatever manner garners consensus support.
>>> We are also in general agreement that portions of the task before us can
>>> best be facilitated by the creation of focused subgroups that will provide
>>> additional leadership opportunities for other members of this WG, with each
>>> of the Co-Chairs acting as an Ex Officio member of all subgroups in order to
>>> monitor their efforts and assist in coordination with our overall work plan.
>>> If selected as co-equal Co-Chairs, we shall immediately set to develop an
>>> initial work plan for your consideration so that we can begin engaging in
>>> substantive RPM review by the early part of May.
>>> It is our collective goal to develop final reports and recommendations that
>>> are consistent with the responsibilities established by this WG’s Charter –
>>> and that every member of this WG can be proud of having a role in shaping.
>>> Again, we thank you for your support and look forward to joining with you on
>>> our initial WG call this coming Thursday.
>>> With best regards,
>>> Philip Corwin
>>> J. Scott Evans
>>> Kathy Kleiman
>>> Philip S. Corwin, Founding Principal
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