[council] Motion re. New gTLD Communications Period
cgomes at verisign.com
Sat Nov 22 00:34:12 UTC 2008
I am not sure that have any control over that, but I would consider it a friendly amendment if you proposed a change in that regard. If you do that, I suggest you request 'best efforts to post the 2nd draft at least two weeks before the Mexico City meeting".
From: Stéphane Van Gelder [mailto:stephane.vangelder at indom.com]
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2008 7:30 PM
To: Gomes, Chuck; 'Council GNSO'
Subject: RE: [council] Motion re. New gTLD Communications Period
If your motion aims to ensure there are no excessive delays due to the 4 months communications period, then it should be more specific about when the second draft of the applicant guidebook is to be published. Otherwise delays in the second draft's publication will still lead to delays in starting the first application round and the aim of your motion will be defeated.
As far as I know, staff aims to have the second draft out a couple of weeks before the Mexico meeting. If that's the case, then adding something like: "the second Draft Applicant Guidebook is posted for public comment will be posted for comment at least a week before the first international meeting of 2009" would do the trick.
Stéphane Van Gelder
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Gomes, Chuck
Sent: samedi 22 novembre 2008 01:15
To: Council GNSO
Subject: [council] Motion re. New gTLD Communications Period
I would like to make the following motion (also attached as a Word file) for consideration at our next Council meeting.
· Implementation Guideline E states, "The application submission date will be at least four months after the issue of the Request for Proposal and ICANN will promote the opening of the application round." (See Final Report, Part A, Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains, dated 8 August 2007 at http://gnso.icann.org/issues/new-gtlds/pdp-dec05-fr-parta-08aug07.htm#_Toc43798015 )
* The intent of the GNSO with regard to Guideline E was to attempt to ensure that all potential applicants, including those that have not been active in recent ICANN activities regarding the introduction of new gTLDs, would be informed of the process and have reasonable time to prepare a proposal if they so desire.
* The minimum 4-month period for promoting the opening of the application round is commonly referred to as the 'Communications Period'.
* Considerable delays have been incurred in the implementation of new gTLDs and the GNSO wishes to minimize any further delays.
* It appears evident that a second Draft Applicant Guidebook (RFP) will be posted at some time after the end of the two 45-day public comment periods related to the initial version of the Guidebook (in English and other languages).
· The GNSO Council changes Implementation Guideline E to the following:
o ICANN will initiate the Communications Period at the same time that the second Draft Applicant Guidebook is posted for public comment.
o The opening of the initial application round will occur no earlier than four (4) months after the start of the Communications Period and no earlier than 30 days after the posting of the final Applicant Guidebook (RFP).
o As applicable, promotions for the opening of the initial application round will include:
§ Announcement about the public comment period following the posting of the second Draft Applicant Guidebook (RFP)
§ Information about the steps that will follow the comment period including approval and posting of the final Applicant Guidebook (RFP)
§ Estimates of when the initial application round will begin.
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