[council] initial memo on propsed proxy voting change

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Wed Jan 2 16:05:31 UTC 2008

In discussing this issue within the RyC there has been considerable
support for expanding voting to include electronic voting for a limited
time frame (e.g., 7 calendar days).  If that was done, proxy voting may
not even be needed.  We sometimes do that in the RyC.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org]
On Behalf Of Philip Sheppard
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 6:59 AM
To: 'Council GNSO'
Subject: [council] initial memo on propsed proxy voting change

Happy New Year fellow Council members;

The staff recommendations in the note on proxy voting seem sound and
consistent with former Names Council practice when we engaged in proxy
voting - whether we were supposed to or not.
On the item c - participation, I believe current practice whereby we
have often extensively talked over an issue before a vote, covers this
All we need now is to set out the recommendations into a short set of
rules and add in a few practicalities such as open proxy and a proxy
with direction to vote in a certain way, and we are done.

I hope we can move forward on this with due haste.

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