[council] Extension of Public Comment period to 15 August: Potential Postponement of the GNSO Review
Glen de Saint Géry
Glen at icann.org
Thu Aug 8 08:08:04 UTC 2013
Potential Postponement of the GNSO Review
Comment period closes: Extended to 15 August 2013 [23:59]
Reply period close date: Extended to 6 September 2013 [23:59]
Comment / Reply Periods (*)
Comment Open Date: 15 July 2013
Comment Close Date: 15 August 2013 - 23:59 UTC
Reply Open Date: 16 August 2013
Reply Close Date: 6 September 2013 - 23:59 UTC
Important Information Links
Public Comment Announcement<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-15jul13-en.htm>
To Submit Your Comments (Forum)<mailto:comments-gnso-review-15jul13 at icann.org>
View Comments Submitted<http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-gnso-review-15jul13/>
Board Structural Improvements Committee (SIC)
* ICANN Board/Bylaws
* Organizational Reviews
The Board Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) is considering recommending to the ICANN Board of Directors that the review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), which is mandated by ICANN Bylaws Article IV, Section 4, be postponed and that a new schedule for the review be established within the next 6 months. The SIC seeks comments from the ICANN Community to better form its recommendation or to reconsider its recommendation.
Questions to the ICANN Community
Public comments are requested to inform Board Structural Improvements Committee action.
Email Staff Contact<mailto:alice.jansen at icann.org?subject=More%20information%20on%20the%20Potential%20Postponement%20of%20the%20GNSO%20Review%20public%20comment%20period>
Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose:
The Board Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) is considering recommending to the ICANN Board of Directors that the review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) be postponed and that a new schedule for the review be established within the next 6 months. The GNSO review is mandated by ICANN Bylaws Article IV, Section 4. The SIC is considering this recommendation because there are two substantial, relevant activities that have commenced. They are the second Affirmation of Commitments (AoC) Accountability and Transparency Review<http://www.icann.org/en/about/aoc-review/atrt/2> (ATRT2) and ICANN's Strategic Planning Process<http://www.icann.org/en/about/planning/strategic-engagement>. The ATRT2 will include an assessment of the policy development process to facilitate enhanced cross-community deliberations, and effective and timely policy development. The Strategic Planning Process includes consideration of attributes and characteristics of ICANN's community structures and processes, engagement of end-users, and other issues. Both of these activities will require dedicated participation by the GNSO, and may have implications for the GNSO review.
The SIC seeks comments from the ICANN Community to better form its recommendation or to reconsider its recommendation. The SIC is most appreciative of any comments from the ICANN Community but is particularly interested in comments that are in response to the following question: Are there other factors that the SIC should consider with regard to this recommendation?
Update - 7 August 2013: the public comment period is extended at the request of the GNSO Council.
Section II: Background:
ICANN Bylaws Article IV, Section 4 call for the Board to cause a periodic review of the performance and operation of each Supporting Organization, each Supporting Organization Council, each Advisory Committee (other than the Governmental Advisory Committee), and the Nominating Committee by an entity or entities independent of the organization under review. The first GNSO review was launched in 2006.
Section III: Document and Resource Links:
* ICANN Organizational Reviews<http://www.icann.org/en/groups/reviews>
* ICANN Bylaws<http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/bylaws>
Section IV: Additional Information:
(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.
Glen de Saint Géry
gnso.secretariat at gnso.icann.org
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