[gnso-rpm-wg] 99%+ reduction in sunrise utilization rate per TLD supports EFF call for elimination of sunrise

Michael Karanicolas mkaranicolas at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 18:23:24 UTC 2017

I agree. It seems to be gaming the process to have the extension as
our default position.

Michael Karanicolas

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 3:12 PM, Jeremy Malcolm <jmalcolm at eff.org> wrote:
> On 17/8/17 10:47 am, Jonathan Frost wrote:
> This brings up a couple of philosophical questions that I hope aren’t too
> far afield, but are implicated by Paul’s comment.
> What is the definition of consensus (is it unanimity or something less)?
> Is consensus required for this PDP to make recommendations?
> Would consensus be required for this PDP to recommend that Sunrise be
> maintained in the next round (or is consensus only required to recommend a
> change from the last round)?
> I tend to agree with many here that Sunrise leaves a relatively light
> footprint (as opposed to claims), and are useful in the tapestry of RPMs, so
> I think Sunrise is a useful mechanism and should be maintained (and
> improved).  But it’s not clear to me that we can shut down recommendations
> that are unlikely to reach consensus, when their opposite is also unlikely
> to meet consensus.
> Since the new gTLD RPMs were not adopted as ICANN policy covering all gTLDs,
> there shouldn't be any automatic presumption that they will apply to future
> rounds in my view.  It's this group's role to decide whether they should or
> not.  If *not* making a decision means that we are, by default, deciding to
> extend the new RPMs to future rounds, then we haven't done our job.  That
> would create a very bad incentive for people to gum up the process and avoid
> reaching consensus, just because by doing so they will get the outcome that
> they are looking for anyway.  What kind of multi-stakeholderism is that?
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