[council] Candidate sought for GNSO representatives to ICANN Geographic Regions WG.

Glen de Saint Géry Glen at icann.org
Sun Nov 23 22:20:21 UTC 2008

Dear All,

In response to Board resolutions 2008.11.07.08 and  2008.11.07.09 (attached below) the GNSO Council is soliciting volunteers from the constituencies as well as from the council.

The GNSO council is looking for candidates to participate in this WG who are willing and able to  represent and advocate for the GNSO position on geographic issues as outlined in http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/icann-geographic-regions-26aug08.pdf
  and are willing to keep the council updated on activities in the WG.

As part of the selection process, the GNSO Council is requesting that each candidate for the role post a descriptive paragraph on why they are interested in the role and how their views on the subject compare to those submitted by the council.

Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent, with their descriptive paragraphs to gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org before 28-November-2008.

Avri Doria
Chair, GNSO Council


ICANN Board Resolution on Community-Wide Working Group to Review
ICANN's Geographic Regions

Resolved (2008.11.07.08), the Board authorizes the formation of a
community-wide working group to study and review the issues related to
the definition of the ICANN Geographic Regions, consult with all
stakeholders, and submit proposals for community and Board
consideration relating to the current definition of the ICANN
Geographic Regions. The Board requests that all interested Supporting
Organizations and Advisory Committees nominate two individuals to
serve on the working group, the composition of which the Board would
like to approve at the December Board meeting.

Resolved (2008.11.07.09), the Board requests the working group, as its
first order of business, to draft and seek community input on a
proposed charter, and submit the draft document for community review,
and Board consideration and approval at the March 2009 Board meeting
in Mexico City. In drafting the charter, the working group is directed
to focus, but not limit, its work on the criteria for assigning
countries, dependencies and recognized geopolitical entities to a
Geographic Region, and to take into consideration the relevant ccNSO
Board paper, the recent GNSO comments, and other community advice -
including the GAC's original advice on the topic in 2000 <http://www.icann.org/en/committees/gac/communique-14jul00.htm
 >. Further, the Board directs ICANN Staff to support these efforts.

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