[council] Agenda item 8 - GA

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Thu Sep 24 12:52:54 UTC 2009


Can we assume that this will be sent to the GA list?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org 
> [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Denise Michel
> Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 11:58 PM
> To: council at gnso.icann.org
> Subject: [council] Agenda item 8 - GA
> Dear Council Members,
> I've been asked to provide some information regarding item 8 
> on tomorrow's Council meeting agenda ("GA List request for 
> election support").
> Under the current ICANN bylaws, there is no provision for any 
> officers (or Secretariat) of the GA mailing list, nor any 
> provisions regarding GNSO responsibility for the GA list. It 
> is not an official structure within ICANN.  Thus, ICANN Staff 
> will not be "preparing a voting booth" or facilitating any 
> election related to this list.
> For those not familiar with this list, "GA" stands for 
> "General Assembly," which was a structure within the original 
> DNSO (predecessor to GNSO) that ceased to exist when the DNSO 
> was restructured into the GNSO years ago.  There was an 
> expectation at the time that the new GNSO would replace the 
> old GA email list with a substantive, cross-constituency 
> discussion list, but that did not materialize.  The list was 
> left open, but there is no obligation by the GNSO to maintain it.
> Please let me know if you have questions.
> Regards,
> Denise
> Denise Michel
> ICANN Vice President
> Policy Development
> denise.michel at icann.org
> +1.408.429.3072 mobile
> +1.310.578.8632 direct

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