[council] JAS motion

Tim Ruiz tim at godaddy.com
Wed May 11 13:38:39 UTC 2011

At least two Councilors have asked specific questions about the report,
and the report covers more than what was chartered by the GNSO. It seems
the resolution and/or communication to the Board, if any, should point
out the questions that Council has and what we believe goes beyond our
approved charter.

In any event, I would strongly encourage the Council consider not
stating "approval" as if these are consensus policy recommendations. And
I would also prefer we not direct the Board as to what action they take,
but only that it is for their "consideration." The Board can decide what
is appropriate action.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [council] JAS motion
From: Rafik Dammak <rafik.dammak at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, May 11, 2011 6:16 am
To: Council GNSO <council at gnso.icann.org>, Glen_de_Saint_Géry
<Glen at icann.org>


I would like to submit this motion regarding the JAS milestone report.



The GNSO council and ALAC established the Joint SO/AC Working Group
(JASWG) on support for new gTLD applicants in April of 2010; and

The Working Group released it  Milestone Report posted for consideration
by the Board, Chartering Organizations and at-large Community. This
report documented the completion of work as defined in the orignal
charter and requested an update to the Working Groups charter, and

The GNSO and ALAC, separately, renewed the Working Groups charter with
additional work item in February 2011, and

The Joint SO/AC Working Group received and discussed the public
comments, and

The Joint SO/AC Working Group has completed the work as defined in its
extended charter and published a second milestone report
on 8 May 2011 covering those chartered items
(http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#20110113-1) entitled JAS Milestone
Report. and

The GNSO council does not wish to delay the start of the new gTLD
application process, and

The GNSO council does not wish to delay implementation of support
programs for applicants from developing regions, 


The GNSO Council thanks the members of the Joint SO/AC Working Group for
its efforts and its dedication to completing the work on such a tight
schedule, and

The GNSO Council request that the report be put out for community review
as soon as possible, 

The GNSO Council approves forwarding the  second JAS Milestone Report 
to the ICANN board for review and approval, and 

The GNSO Council request ICANN staff begin working on implementation of
the recommendation pending Board approval, and

The JAS Working Group continues working to deal with any issues that may
arise in the upcoming review by the community, the  Board and from the
Staff in the process of implementing the proposals, and 

That the JAS Working group publish their final report after this review

Resolved further, that the GNSO Council instructs the GNSO Chair to
communicate its decision to the ALAC Chair.

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