[Internal-cg] FW: GAC Participation on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

Alissa Cooper alissa at cooperw.in
Fri Jul 18 21:08:31 UTC 2014

FYI. I’ll send a formatted version of the original letter in a separate
mail for posting to the ICANN site.

-----Original Message-----
From: Heather Dryden <dryden_h at yahoo.ca>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 9:50 PM
To: "heather.dryden at ic.gc.ca" <heather.dryden at ic.gc.ca>, Alissa Cooper
<alissa at cooperw.in>
Subject: Re: GAC Participation on the IANA Stewardship Transition
Coordination Group

>Many thanks for this note.  It has been circulated to the GAC.
>Best regards,
>On Fri, 7/18/14, Alissa Cooper <alissa at cooperw.in> wrote:
> Subject: GAC Participation on the IANA Stewardship Transition
>Coordination Group
> To: "dryden_h at yahoo.ca" <dryden_h at yahoo.ca>, "heather.dryden at ic.gc.ca"
><heather.dryden at ic.gc.ca>
> Received: Friday, July 18, 2014, 4:18 PM
> Dear Ms. Dryden,
> The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG)
> would like to
> thank you for conveying, on behalf of the Government
> Advisory Committee
> (GAC), the request for an increase in membership of the ICG
> and the
> rationale for it.
> As you likely observed, the ICG was in substantive agreement
> that the work
> be undertaken in the respective communities, with
> participation from all
> stakeholders, leaving the ICG with a relatively narrow role
> of
> coordination.  Importantly also, there is a nascent
> agreement that we
> would operate by rough consensus judged more by the merit of
> objections
> than the number of them.
> Obviously we have quite an important responsibility with a
> very aggressive
> timetable.  The ICG recognized the benefit to all of
> gaining an early and
> broad perspective from governments. We also believe that
> this will allow
> for more effective liaison beyond the usual GAC processes,
> and ultimately
> will further contribute to a global acceptance of any
> transition proposal.
> In light of the above and noting that the original allotment
> of
> representation was not established through consultation with
> the GAC or
> the ICG (as it had not been established at that time), the
> ICG has agreed
> to recognise the GAC request that it be allowed to appoint
> five (5)
> individuals to the ICG.  The ICG also believe and asked
> for assurance that
> there would be active participation from governments in
> other IANA
> Transition community efforts. In other words, increased
> participation in
> the ICG is not expected to supplant participation in various
> community
> efforts related to the IANA Stewardship Transition where the
> substantive
> work on proposals will be done.
> In closing, we would like to thank the GAC for working with
> us through
> this foundational period, and trust you will agree we have a
> solution that
> will benefit the broader aims of this process.
> Best regards,
> IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

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