[GTLD-WG] Update on SARP

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Mon Nov 12 17:12:56 UTC 2012

Thank you for this report.

While I now about the recusal from the ANgRG, I dod not know about the recusal from the group of that you had stepped down from the vice-chair role - though I guess that in retrospect it explains things.

I am wondering whether there is anyone else in this group that is willing to take on a vice chair role.  



On 12 Nov 2012, at 12:01, Cintra Sooknanan wrote:

> Dear All,
> Apologies for not being on the call today and any misunderstanding relating
> thereto.
> In fact in the interim, I have recused myself of leadership and calls on
> this Working Group and the Review Group since taking up the role of CMR; as
> it was expressed (and I agreed) that this would be a perceived conflict of
> interest. Sincere apologies if I was misunderstood the extent of COI in
> taking this stance, but many of you being members of the JAS would have
> been privy to that email discussion with ICANN staff. My intention has
> always been to continue the work of these two groups once my role as CMR is
> complete (which should be at the end of this month).
> My SARP update is as follows:
> The SARP composition and any announcements on their work has been under the
> remit of Staff, as members have strict confidentiality requirements they
> must adhere to. Over the past few months the SARP has been meeting and
> evaluating the community support applicants with a final call to be held
> this week. The SARP has been working on the basis of consensus and to a
> large part in line with the recommendations of the JAS. In instances where
> the SARP has questioned the basis of peculiar aspects of the application,
> requests for further information have been sent to the applicant and/or
> information requested from the CMR to provide background of the JAS
> evaluation and criteria.
> There have been some aspects of this process that have been identified as
> unforseen and which require follow up from staff such as-
>   - the fact that applicants may modify their applications (such updated
>   applications must be re-reviewed by the SARP) and
>   - also subsequent evaluation that the approved applicants' circumstances
>   have not changed (eg. from a not for profit to for profit entity or change
>   in financial position.
> Also the SARP's evaluation has been limited strictly to the Board mandate
> which did not include developing countries/local government and diaspora
> communities etc. and it is anticipated that staff will make such
> documentation (including SARP Training documentation) as well as the
> mechanism for determining SARP members public soon.
> I will be happy to discuss this further on the next call and resume my
> duties on the working and review group if there is no objection.
> Thank you very much for your kind consideration.
> Cintra Sooknanan
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