[GTLD-WG] [CPWG] Town hall mtg re: PIR with some info from ICANN board

Marita Moll mmoll at ca.inter.net
Thu Nov 28 18:13:22 UTC 2019


I think there will be a single issue call on Dec. 2. Not yet scheduled.

Marita

On 11/28/2019 11:09 AM, Kaili Kan wrote:
> Thank you, Marita, for this timely info.  Also glad that ICANN Board 
> is working on this.
>
> Is CPWG next meeting going to discuss this?  Thanks again.
>
> Kaili
>
> On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 1:58 AM Marita Moll <mmoll at ca.inter.net 
> <mailto:mmoll at ca.inter.net>> wrote:
>
>     Here is a report from the town hall at IGF re: the PIR sale. It
>     contains important info from Becky Burr and Chris Disspain about
>     what ICANN can and cannot do in this case:
>
>     https://www.internetgovernance.org/2019/11/28/town-hall-meeting-on-org-at-igf-2019/
>
>     Excerpt:
>
>     ... Though reluctant to step forward and talk initially (“We are
>     just here to listen”), ICANN board members Becky Burr and Chris
>     Disspain quickly came to their senses and explained the process
>     they go through when ownership of a registry changes.  They
>     acknowledged that section 7.5 of theORG Registry Agreement
>     <https://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/tlds/org/org-agmt-html-30jun19-en.htm>gives
>     them a role in the transfer of control and that the process
>     associated with that is already happening. They can ask questions
>     of ISOC trustees and PIR about the sale and exchange information.
>     There is no fixed 30-day limit on these exchanges, rather a
>     rolling 30 day limit on each round of questions and responses.
>     Board members acknowledged ICANN’s ability to attach conditions to
>     the recognition of Ethos Capital as the new operator of .ORG.
>     Board member Leon Sanchez was also in attendance.
>
>     The ICANN board members sat through the entire meeting and paid
>     attention, so it should be clear to them that they can enhance
>     ICANN’s legitimacy and reputation by taking the right steps in
>     this controversy. They also indicated that concerned members of
>     the community are welcome to send their opinions to the CEO and
>     Board. We would caution anyone who does this to keep in mind the
>     precise nature of ICANN’s role in this process, otherwise the
>     advice will not be useful.
>
>     Marita
>
>
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