[council] Letter to Fadi Chehadé and Stephen Crocker August 26th, 2014

Amr Elsadr aelsadr at egyptig.org
Sun Aug 31 14:17:13 UTC 2014


I’ve been wondering about this letter for a couple of days now (https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/cooper-et-al-to-chehade-et-al-26aug14-en.pdf), and am asking Jonathan and everyone else what the procedure is for the GNSO (or GNSO Council) to sign off on it.

I would imagine that a motion and a vote would be necessary, and I imagine that it would have been received positively by the majority of Councillors, but I don’t recall a discussion taking place. I’m thinking there was either a discussion I’ve completely overlooked, or a procedural issue I’m not aware of.

To be honest, I wasn’t very much in favour of having the NCSG sign off on this letter when it was discussed at the stakeholder group level (and I don’t believe the NCSG did actually sign off on it despite being listed as a signatory). That is not to say that I am particularly happy with the way the Accountability Process is moving forward, but would have preferred if there was a more concrete reason to request a delay in the process than to simply formulate questions. Speaking for myself, I think the reconsideration request filed (https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/request-bc-rysg-ncsg-29aug14-en.pdf) served this purpose more eloquently.

I only mention my personal preference in the substantive merits of the letter to clarify my personal thoughts, but my question is a process question irrespective of the actual contents of the letter.

I would appreciate any and all thoughts on this.



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