[IOT] Thinking of Flip's question on our plans

Flip Petillion fpetillion at petillion.law
Wed Mar 1 20:33:54 UTC 2023

Thank you David and Kurt and others
I like the idea of having a F2F meeting and I am willing to travel to DC to that only purpose
However, as I have a long planned important private event on June 10, could we do such meeting later in the week of 12 June?
Thank you

Flip Petillion
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From: IOT <iot-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of "kurt kjpritz.com via IOT" <iot at icann.org>
Reply to: "kurt kjpritz.com" <kurt at kjpritz.com>
Date: Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 18:32
To: "McAuley, David" <dmcauley at Verisign.com>
Cc: "iot at icann.org" <iot at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [IOT] Thinking of Flip's question on our plans

Hi David, et.al.,

Parallel thoughts:

  1.  Since the next ICANN Meeting (in DC) is a Policy Forum, which are supposed to be dedicated to and provide extendied periods for policy development discussions, can we not ask for an extended period during the meeting itself?
  2.  In addition, other teams have requested and received funding for intercessional face-to-face meetings: CPH contract negotiations, RSS-GWG as examples. I am sure there are others.

Best regards,


On 1 Mar 2023, at 4:49 am, McAuley, David via IOT <iot at icann.org<mailto:iot at icann.org>> wrote:

Dear IOT colleagues,

I think Flip raised an important question during the final stages of our meeting on Feb. 14th. Essentially Flip raised an organizational question regarding where this group wants to be and by when.

As we have seen, trying to finalize the supplemental rules is complex and challenging work. And we have more than just supplemental rules to address – for instance we should consider things such as a rule on limitations on appeals (Bylaw 4.3(w)), additional independence requirements for the standing panel (including possible term limits) (Bylaw 4.3(q)), and more.

An idea occurred to me that might help us in this regard.

It would be for the IOT to schedule a full day F2F meeting prior to each ICANN meeting to have dedicated, intensive time to focus on these challenging matters until we conclude. And maybe ICANN could help by providing two to three travel-support slots to help attract back members who attend less frequently.

Travel support would be contingent, however, on the funded IOT member agreeing to help Susan by leading/facilitating discussion on a challenging issue in an endeavor to bring it to closure.

I thought it would be worthwhile to float this idea and am grateful to Flip for raising the point – and very grateful to Susan for leading our group.

Best regards,

David McAuley
Policy Director
Verisign, Inc.

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