[council] Draft Call for papers, new gTLD PDP

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 5 00:47:30 UTC 2006

I don't think we are "getting around the bylaws". Folks, we need to step up
to the plate, propose an interim approach for gTLDS and IDNS, and modify the

Let's "get a grip" here and manage the process, NOT simply be managed by the


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of Ross Rader
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 2:22 PM
To: Bret Fausett
Cc: Ken Stubbs; Marilyn Cade; 'Thomas Keller'; 'Mawaki Chango'; 'Council
Subject: Re: [council] Draft Call for papers, new gTLD PDP

Bret Fausett wrote:
> The only 
> way around the tight deadlines in the bylaws, as I see it, is to 
> narrowly scope the issues under consideration and complete several small 
> PDPs in a row to accomplish large tasks. In other words, if we feel the 
> need to extend the time set forth in the bylaws, the better approach is 
> to scale down the issue under consideration.

Precisely my feeling.

The corollary to this is that each constituency would need to give some 
thought as to how they will each contribute to a smaller, more focused 
process. Right now, most constituencies have structured their processes 
such that long timelines are required simply to appoint a representative 
to a task force - getting concrete contributions from them is a larger 
task still.


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