[council] Call for Constituency Statements on WHOIS

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Wed Feb 25 23:57:11 UTC 2004

Hello All,

Just a reminder that the GNSO Constituencies should prepare their
constituency statements for the three WHOIS task forces by 19 March

Council members should forward this request to their constituencies, and
encourage development of these statements during the meetings in Rome.

There will be opportunities to discuss the issues in the various
constituency meetings, as well as in the WHOIS workshops.

>From the ICANN bylaws:

Constituency Statements. The (Task Force) Representatives will each be
responsible for soliciting the position of their constituencies, at a
minimum, and other comments as each Representative deems appropriate,
regarding the issue under consideration. This position and other
comments, as applicable, should be submitted in a formal statement to
the task force chair (each, a "Constituency Statement") within
thirty-five (35) calendar days after initiation of the PDP. Every
Constituency Statement shall include at least the following:

(i) If a Supermajority Vote was reached, a clear statement of the
constituency's position on the issue;

(ii) If a Supermajority Vote was not reached, a clear statement of all
positions espoused by constituency members;

(iii) A clear statement of how the constituency arrived at its
position(s). Specifically, the statement should detail specific
constituency meetings, teleconferences, or other means of deliberating
an issue, and a list of all members who participated or otherwise
submitted their views;

(iv) An analysis of how the issue would affect the constituency,
including any financial impact on the constituency; and

(v) An analysis of the period of time that would likely be necessary to
implement the policy.

Bruce Tonkin

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