[council] FW: IOC/RC Drafting Team Status Report

Mary.Wong at law.unh.edu Mary.Wong at law.unh.edu
Wed Feb 29 20:25:16 UTC 2012

Thanks, Jeff and everyone on the DT, for some marvelously quick and
detailed work, and for a very clear and concise report. 

Question - will this be put out for "official" public comment? I ask
partly because of the possibility that the Council will be asked to vote
on at least some part of the report in Costa Rica, and also because the
recommendations pertain to protections that will also apply to future
new gTLD rounds.  

As many of you know, I definitely support a closer, better and more
responsive working relationship with the GAC; however, even leaving
aside issues with the process by which this particular issue came to the
table and has now to be resolved, I remain concerned about ad-hoc work
under the heading of "implementation" that isn't so much a natural
follow-up to the GNSO's own policy recommendations (i.e. in this case
the 2007 report on new gTLDs) but which could change or conflict with
them. I know this issue was raised during this particular DT's
discussions, as was the issue of precedent-setting, so I'm glad we're
watchful for these risks. This might, however, buttress the argument
that at the very least, a public comment be instituted prior to any


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"Neuman, Jeff" <Jeff.Neuman at neustar.us> 

"council at gnso.icann.org " <council at gnso.icann.org> 

"gnso-iocrc-dt at icann.org" <gnso-iocrc-dt at icann.org> 

2/28/2012 11:43 PM 

[council] FW: IOC/RC Drafting Team Status Report 

FYI.   Please circulate amongst your constituencies, stakeholder groups
and Advisory Committees.   

From: Neuman, Jeff
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 11:38 PM
To: Heather.Dryden at ic.gc.ca; mark.carvell at culture.gsi.gov.uk;
SRadell at ntia.doc.gov; stephane.vangelder at indom.com
Cc: Wolf-Ulrich.Knoben at t-online.de; Neuman, Jeff
Subject: IOC/RC Drafting Team Status Report 

Heather, Mark and Suzanne, 
As promised, please find enclosed a status report from the Chair of the
IOC/RC Drafting Team of the GNSO Council that has been tasked with
advising the GNSO Council with respect to the September 2011 GAC
proposal on permanently protecting the Olympic and Red Cross names at
the top and second levels for new gTLDs.  Although this report was
shared with the members of the Drafting Team, it was drafted by me as
the Chair, and as such is not an official report from the Drafting Team.
 It represents the Chair’s current understanding of the discussions of
the Drafting Team.  Each of the recommendations addressed in this report
are still under review by the GNSO Community.  We are providing this
report to assist in the discussions between the Drafting Team,
interested GNSO Councilors and GAC members on March 2, 2012. 
Please feel free to forward this report to the other members of the GAC
as I will be sending this to the GNSO Council as well.  We look forward
to a productive call this Friday as well as in Costa Rica at the ICANN
Best regards, 
Jeffrey J. Neuman
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