[council] Questions on "GNSO Consultation: Rights Protection Mechanisms in New gTLDs"

Avri Doria avri at psg.com
Tue Oct 6 23:47:25 UTC 2009

On 6 Oct 2009, at 18:56, Rosette, Kristina wrote:

> Not unexpectedly, I have some questions, which I have listed below.   
> (I am copying Kurt in the event that he or other ICANN staff is best  
> placed to answer them.):
> 1.  If the Board has sent the GNSO Council a letter that provides  
> any further information, detail, instruction, or the like on this  
> consultation, would someone please post that letter to this list?

I am told the letter is still being worked on and will come real soon  

> 2.  If the Board has not yet sent such letter, does it still intend  
> to do so?

I was told by Denise yesterday, I think it was yesterday, that it does.

That is al the info I have.



> 3.  If the Board does not intend to send such a letter, will it  
> provide guidance/clarification to the GNSO as to:
>         i)  How will consensus be measured?  A Council vote?  Number  
> of public comments?  Number of signatories to public comments?   
> Other (and, if so, what)?
>         ii)  What constitutes "consensus"?  Unanimity?  If not, what?
>         iii)  What is the default?  In other words, what action will  
> the Board take if the GNSO is unable to reach consensus?
> 4.  If the Board will not/does not intend to provide guidance/ 
> clarifications on the points noted in 3(i)-(iii), who makes those  
> decisions?
> It would be most helpful if answers to these questions/responses to  
> these requests could be provided before or during our 8 October  
> Council meeting.
> Many thanks.
> K

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