AW: [council] Re: [soac-discussion] Form a Focus Group to Provide Feedback on Proposed Public Comment Constructs

KnobenW at KnobenW at
Sun Jul 3 10:33:32 UTC 2011

I agree, too.

Kind regards


	Von: owner-council at [mailto:owner-council at] Im Auftrag von Mary.Wong at
	Gesendet: Freitag, 1. Juli 2011 20:05
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	Betreff: [council] Re: [soac-discussion] Form a Focus Group to Provide Feedback on Proposed Public Comment Constructs 
	I agree, since SGs are a GNSO construct and so while it may be useful for the other SOs to each send a rep, for us having SG reps may be more appropriate.

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From: 	Stéphane Van Gelder<stephane.vangelder at>	
To:	 "council at List" <council at>	
Date: 	7/1/2011 3:58 AM	
Subject: 	[council] Re: [soac-discussion] Form a Focus Group to Provide Feedback on Proposed Public Comment Constructs  	

Further to this, in so far as each GNSO SG wants to put a candidate forward, it may not be necessary for the Council to also put one forward. But that is of course open to discussion. Thoughts anyone?


Le 1 juil. 2011 à 09:50, Stéphane Van Gelder a écrit :

	Councillors, FYI. 


	Début du message réexpédié :

		De : Filiz Yilmaz <filiz.yilmaz at>
		Date : 30 juin 2011 18:08:49 HAEC
		À : "soac-discussion at" <soac-discussion at>
		Cc : "mike.silber at Silber" <mike.silber at>
		Objet : [soac-discussion] Form a Focus Group to Provide Feedback on Proposed Public Comment Constructs 

		Dear Community Leaders,


		I communicated to you in Singapore that we would like to receive your support in forming a Focus Group to provide some initial feedback on two specific Public Comment implementation proposals relating to ATRT Recommendations 15, 16 and 17.   

		This email is intended to provide additional details to help you in identifying individuals to participate in this activity.  

		Purpose:  To help ICANN Staff assess the usability and viability of certain implementation constructs related to the Public Comment process as recommended by the ATRT. 

		Team Members: We would prefer to keep the Focus Group relatively small and are therefore requesting one representative from of each ICANN SO, AC or SG.  

		Methodology:  Due to the challenges in scheduling telephone calls/meetings and considering the nature of the topics/questions, our plan is that the group will interact and collaborate via a dedicated space within ICANN's Confluence Wiki environment.  Details (e.g., links, login information) will be sent to the volunteers separately.  At this time, no meetings are planned. 

		Duration:  We anticipate that the feedback period will last one month from 20 July through 19 August at which point the dedicated Wiki space will be closed.  

		Content: ICANN Staff will outline two current proposals to the Focus Group and collect initial feedback (via the Wiki).  The two specific topics that the Focus Group's will be asked to provide feedback are:

		Topic 1:  Stratification/Prioritization of Public Comments

		Topic 2. Comment/Reply Structure for Public Comments

		Scope: The Focus Group will be asked specific questions concerning the topics listed above and feedback/responses will be collected via the Wiki. The ATRT Recommendations have been reviewed by the ICANN Community and approved by the ICANN Board; therefore, the Focus Group will not be asked to validate the ATRT Recommendations themselves.

		Outcomes:  The Wiki collaboration and discussion threads will be used by Staff to inform its planning concerning the implementation topics listed above. Staff does not plan to issue any written reports or summaries of the Focus Group's deliberations; however, the Wiki may be opened for public read access once the work is completed.  Elements of the feedback may be incorporated into a formal Public Comment solicitation that will deal with these same topics circa September 2011.  

		I hope you find the above information helpful in identifying and selecting candidates to help with this feedback process.

		We hope to hear back from you with one volunteer contact detail from your group latest by 13 July 2011, in order to start the activity as outlined above.

		Kind regards, 

		Filiz Yilmaz

		Sr Dir Participation and Engagement



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