[council] Motion to Approve the Recommendations in the Final Report on Proposals for Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement
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I second this Motion. Thanks to Kristina and the IPC for drafting it.
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From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of Rosette, Kristina
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 1:39 PM
To: 'council at gnso.icann.org'
Subject: [council] Motion to Approve the Recommendations in the Final Report
on Proposals for Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement
I hereby submit a motion to approve the recommendations of the Final Report
on Proposals for Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement for
consideration at our 8 December Council meeting.
Motion to Approve the Recommendations in the Final Report on Proposals for
Improvements to the Registrar Accreditation Agreement.
Whereas, on 4 March 2009, the GNSO Council approved the form of the 2009
Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) developed as a result of a lengthy
consultative process initiated by ICANN;
Whereas, in addition to approving the 2009 RAA, on 4 March 2009 the GNSO
Council convened a joint drafting team with members of the At-Large
Community, to conduct further work related to improvements to the RAA;
specifically to: (a) draft a charter identifying registrant rights and
responsibilities; and (b) develop a specific process to identify additional
potential amendments to the RAA on which further action may be desirable;
Whereas, on 18 October 2010, the Joint GNSO/ALAC RAA Drafting Team published
its Final Report describing specific recommendations and proposals to the
GNSO Council for improvements to the RAA;
Whereas, the GNSO Council has reviewed the Final Report and desires to
approve of the recommendations and proposals contained therein;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT:
RESOLVED, that the GNSO Council appreciates the effort of the Joint
GNSO/ALAC RAA Drafting Team in developing the recommendations and proposals
delineated in the Final Report for improvements to the RAA;
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the GNSO Council hereby accepts the Final Report and
approves of the Form of the Registrant Rights and Responsibilities Charter
as described in Annex D of the Final Report;
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the GNSO Council recommends that Staff commence the
consultation process with Registrars in the RAA to finalize the Registrant
Rights and Responsibilities Charter for posting on the websites of
Registrars as specified in Section 3.15 of the RAA;
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the GNSO Council recommends that Staff adopt the
process specified as Process A in the Final Report to develop a new form of
RAA with respect to the High and Medium Priority topics described in the
Final Report. Process A states:
"1. Prioritized list of topics goes to GNSO council (i.e., final form
of this report). Staff and council review may filter out topics that fall
under consensus policy.
2. Negotiations begin with negotiation group consisting of Staff, the
Registrars (as a whole, not individually), and certain observers
representing the interests of affected non-parties to the agreement.
3. During negotiations, if Staff and Registrars agree, parties may
vote to hold discussion on specified topics in executive session (excluding
observers), then reporting back to the full negotiation group re progress.
4. Negotiating group reports [to GNSO and ALAC, or to the public]
periodically (such as monthly) on status and progress. Negotiating group is
expected to make bracketed text, and/or agreed items, available for public
comment and feedback.
5. Negotiating group reviews comments and continues negotiations and
repeat step 4 as necessary.
6. Staff and Registrars, after consultation with observers, determine
when full final draft of new RAA is ready to be posted for public comment.
7. GNSO Council reviews and considers public comments and votes on
approval of the RAA. GNSO Supermajority Vote to be obtained in favor of the
8. If Council approves, the new RAA goes to Board for approval.
9. If Council does not approve, goes back to negotiation team with
appropriate feedback for reconsideration. Repeat from step 6."
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the GNSO Council recommends that this process be
initiated by ICANN immediately.
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