[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] Subsequent Procedures: Request for reactions to letter by GAC Chair to SubPro PDP WG Co-Chairs relaying GAC input on the scope of upcoming SubPro public comment

alberto at soto.net.ar alberto at soto.net.ar
Thu Nov 28 13:30:20 UTC 2019

The GAC notes the benefit of a comment period that includes all draft final recommendations.

We do not know what final recommendations could affect end users.

In my humble opinion and from what I hear in the SubPro PDP WG, ALAC should discuss giving support to the GAC note. And a small group research on issues that may affect end users.


Kind regards




De: Justine Chew <justine.chew at gmail.com> 
Enviado el: jueves, 28 de noviembre de 2019 3:56
Para: CPWG <cpwg at icann.org>
Asunto: Subsequent Procedures: Request for reactions to letter by GAC Chair to SubPro PDP WG Co-Chairs relaying GAC input on the scope of upcoming SubPro public comment


Dear all, 


RE: <https://gac.icann.org/contentMigrated/gac-input-on-scope-of-upcoming-new-gtlds-subsequent-procedures-pdp-wg-public-comment> Letter from the GAC Chair, Manal Ismail, on behalf of GAC Membership: GAC Input on Scope of Upcoming New gTLDs Subsequent Procedures PDP WG Public Comment 


I had tabled for discussion at yesterday's (27 Nov) CPWG call the above-referenced correspondence from the GAC Chair to the Subsequent Procedures PDP WG Co-Chairs which relayed GAC's input on the scope of the upcoming (additional) call for public comments to recommendations (whether preliminary or not) of the SubPro PDP WG. However, as I was otherwise detained, I was unable to make the said CPWG call and am now taking a remedial step to initiate the intended discussion. 


SubPro PDP WG is close to completing its review of public comments to its Initial Report of 2018, although some work is ongoing in respect of certain topics which have raised new ideas and are likely to lead to significant changes for subsequent procedures (IMO). 

Among others, one key question that SubPro PDP WG is determining is, in basic terms, whether [A] to confine the additional call for public comments to preliminary recommendations (or questions) relating to those topics which SubPro PDP WG Leadership opines were not put out for Community input in earlier calls for public comments. This decision is still pending and debate among members of the SubPro PDP WG on this matter is ongoing, with an alternative being proposed, which is [B] to put, again in basic terms, a version of a "draft Final Report" with recommendations in its entirety, out for public comment. In that scenario the document would not be "final" in form, of course.

If I may abbreviate hereon, the rationale for [A] limiting the scope of what would be put out for public comment centres around the elements of (1) duplicity - we have already asked for community input on much of the WG's earlier work; (2) public comment fatigue; and (3) pressure to complete the WG's work within an already elongated timeline.

While the arguments put forth for [B] putting a report in its entirety out for comment revolve around (1) keeping open opportunity for broad-based indirect participation by the Community; (2) enabling the Community to better understand and appreciate crucial connections between topics which would otherwise be effectively severed, ie. "allow Community to see the whole picture because changes to one part of the picture might affect perspectives to other parts of the picture"; (3) this is needed precursor work to better facilitate the goal of Community-wide accepted Final Report recommendations.

Request for Reactions

The afore-linked letter from the GAC Chair sets out the GAC's reaction to this question. 

I invite feedback, especially from At-Large colleagues active on the SubPro PDP WG, on whether At-Large/ALAC should also react to this question, and if yes, how so. 

Discussion on this list can be expected to be taken up at a subsequent CPWG call. 


Thank you,

Justine Chew

At-Large/ALAC liaison for Subsequent Procedures

ALAC Member


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