[council] Questions for the ICANN Board

Jonathan Robinson jrobinson at afilias.info
Sun Nov 17 12:49:08 UTC 2013

Understood and we can aim to get these in




How about getting these (where appropriate) to Christine?


From: Winterfeldt, Brian J. [mailto:brian.winterfeldt at kattenlaw.com] 
Sent: 17 November 2013 09:08
To: 'council at gnso.icann.org'
Subject: RE: [council] Questions for the ICANN Board


Dear Jonathan:


Here are a few questions that are important to the IPC, and which expand upon our existing list of subjects to discuss with the ICANN Board of Directors.  I believe these questions would fit generally under the umbrella of “key areas of GNSO policy work underway.”


·         New gTLD Sunrise and Eligibility:  When will ICANN compile sunrise dates and eligibility criteria in a centralized, accurate and complete resources that is easy to access?  The contracting page on the ICANN website has none of these characteristics and at least one sunrise period has already begun!


·         New gTLD Objection Mechanisms:  


o    Can the Board please provide the GNSO an update on its monitoring regarding string confusion determinations for singular and plural TLDs?  All but one objections has already been decided.


o    When will ICANN clarify rules pertaining to indirect contention sets and auctions, confirming that all applications in contention will result in a single auction?


o    What does the Board intend to do to redress community frustration with the delays and disproportionately high dispute resolution service provider fees with respect to community objections filed through the International Chamber of Commerce?


It would be great if we could quickly hit on a few of these important points to ensure that the Board is aware of them.  


Thank you,




Brian J. Winterfeldt 
Head of Internet Practice
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
2900 K Street NW, North Tower - Suite 200 / Washington, DC 20007-5118
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brian.winterfeldt at kattenlaw.com / www.kattenlaw.com <http://www.kattenlaw.com/> 



From: Jonathan Robinson <jrobinson at afilias.info>
Date: November 16, 2013 at 5:10:14 PM GMT-3
To: <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: [council] Questions for the ICANN Board
Reply-To: <jrobinson at afilias.info>

Please respond to this thread with any question/s you propose to raise tomorrow

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