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

Stéphane Van Gelder stephane.vangelder at indom.com
Wed Oct 7 10:54:55 UTC 2009

Good questions.

I also understand the GNSO is to be consulted on other issues to do with the
new gTLDs. It would be good to know what those are and, as requested by
Kristina, what is expected of us by the Board in terms of either consensus
or voting.


Le 07/10/09 00:56, « Rosette, Kristina » <krosette at cov.com> a écrit :

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