[council] Motion to delay thick WHOIS PDP

Liz Gasster liz.gasster at icann.org
Wed Apr 11 16:48:59 UTC 2012

Dear Jonathan and all,

I would respectfully like to make two friendly suggestions to this motion (I've redlined in the attached):

1.       To delete reference to ICANN staff resources.  Staff has not been asked about our specific resources available to do this PDP (we are constrained overall but we have consistently stepped up to new work, if sometimes making modified arrangements to address workload).  So I am not comfortable with the language making this a staff workload issue.  I understand the issue of GNSO community resources, so that language is retained in my suggested edit.

2.       To add a "date certain" which still would need to be inserted.  The end time for a delay needs to be specifically defined, even if adjusted later on.

I'm happy to explain these suggestions further.  Thanks so much for considering.

Best regards, Liz

From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Robinson
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:33 AM
To: 'Stéphane Van Gelder'; council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: RE: [council] Motion to delay thick WHOIS PDP

Dear Stéphane & fellow councillors,

We have today discussed this motion during the course of the Registries SG meeting.

A concern was expressed and discussed in some detail about the reason for delay and directly linking a PDP process (on Thick WHOIS) with contractual negotiations (on .com).
The PDP process and the contractual negotiation processes are essentially distinct and separate processes.

Therefore, I'd like to propose a friendly amendment to modify the motion in order to deal with this concern.

I have attached suggested re-wording of the motion to accommodate this concern.

Best wishes,


From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org<mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org> [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org]<mailto:[mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org]> On Behalf Of Stéphane Van Gelder
Sent: 04 April 2012 14:22
To: council at gnso.icann.org<mailto:council at gnso.icann.org> GNSO
Subject: [council] Motion to delay thick WHOIS PDP


You will remember that in CR the Council expressed a desire to delay the thick whois PDP.

Since then, the Council leadership and Staff have discussed this at length.

First, it has been deemed necessary to have a formal motion to do this. Due to the deadline for motions being today, I have asked that a motion to that effect be prepared and I am submitting this today. I am doing this as Chair, from an administrative point of view, to help see this process moved forward.

Second, we've had extensive discussions on what voting threshold should be used for this motion. In the end, we have ascertained that as there is no specific reference to a PDP suspension process in the bylaws, the default threshold should be used (see bylaws section 3.9: http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/bylaws#X-3.9).

Motion attached.


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