[council] GNSO Council Response to the Geographic Regions WG Recommendations

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Tue Dec 10 23:03:35 UTC 2013

Here's a suggested outline for a GNSO Council Response to the Geographic Regions WG Recommendations:

1.       Thank the WG for their considerable and thorough work.

2.       Acknowledge a few key points that we strongly support, for example:

a.       Executive Summary item 7 - ". . provide flexibility to individual communities and structures within ICANN . . . " by permitting them to: follow the same framework as the Board, or develop their own mechanisms (with Board oversight) for ensuring geographic diversity within their own organizations."

b.      Executive Summary Item 8 - ". . . Staff should also develop and implement a process to permit stakeholder communities in countries or territories to pursue, if they wish, re-assignment to a geographic region that they consider to be more appropriate for their jurisdiction."

3.       Call attention to any points about which we have questions, for example:  Executive Summary Item 9 - ". . the Working Group recommends that ICANN seek ways to recognize and accommodate Special Interest Groups to promote the interests and unique attributes of stakeholder communities that may not clearly fit into the formal top down regional structures. These "bottom-up" groupings would be complementary to the formal regional framework, and would not replace it. They would not form any part of ICANN's decision-making structure but would be free to lobby for the support of elected representatives. "   Some clarification of what is meant by the last sentence would be helpful.  Assuming we understand the intent, we would suggest that such groups work within existing structures as much as possible to communicate their concerns.

I think this would be much better than saying "no response".  This version includes some edits in item 3 that were suggested by an RySG participant.

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