[council] FW: CWG-Stewardship Response for Chartering Organization Consideration and Approval

Jonathan Robinson jrobinson at afilias.info
Fri Jun 12 08:51:42 UTC 2015



Please see below.

A significant milestone.




From: Grace Abuhamad [mailto:grace.abuhamad at icann.org] 
Sent: 11 June 2015 15:54
To: Alan Greenberg; Byron Holland; Thomas.Schneider at bakom.admin.ch; Jonathan
Robinson; Patrik Fältström
Cc: Lise Fuhr; Theresa Swinehart; Bart Boswinkel; Marika Konings; Bernard
Subject: CWG-Stewardship Response for Chartering Organization Consideration
and Approval
Importance: High


Sent on behalf of CWG-Stewardship Chairs by support staff. 


To: CWG-Stewardship Chartering SOs and ACs 



Dear SO and AC Chairs, 

CWG-Stewardship proposed response to the ICG RFP the IANA Stewardship

The Cross Community Working Group on Naming Related Functions
(CWG-Stewardship) is pleased to provide its Chartering Organizations with
its proposed response to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group
(ICG) Request for Proposals on the IANA Stewardship Transition for your
consideration and approval as per its Charter.

The response is the result of extensive work by the CWG’s 19 members, 133
participants and a team of highly qualified legal advisors over the past
year, which included over 100 calls or meetings, 2 public consultations and
more than 4,000 email messages. It represents a carefully crafted balance
between key requirements, specific legal advice, and significant compromises
by all who participated and includes diligent attention to the input
received through the Public Comment proceedings. The final proposal has
received the consensus support of the CWG-Stewardship with no objections or
minority statements recorded for Chartering Organization consideration. 

As noted in the CWG-Stewardship proposal itself, the proposal is
significantly dependent and expressly conditioned on the implementation of
ICANN-level accountability mechanisms proposed by the Cross Community
Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability). The
co-chairs of the CWG-Stewardship and the CCWG-Accountability have
coordinated their efforts and the CWG-Stewardship is confident that the
CCWG-Accountability recommendations, if implemented as expected, will meet
the requirements that the CWG-Stewardship has previously communicated to the
CCWG. If any element of these ICANN level accountability mechanisms is not
implemented as contemplated by the CWG-Stewardship proposal, this proposal
will require revision.

We also note that there are certain implementation elements that will
require further dialogue in the near future, including with the other
operational communities, and these have been marked as such in the final
proposal. Two specific issues are particularly important to highlight. One
is the finalization of the service level expectations (SLEs), where the
proposal includes a set of agreed principles between the CWG and IANA, but
these remain to be finalized in the form of a mutually agreed set of SLEs. A
detailed plan for this finalisation is being worked on and it is our view
that this detail, whilst vitally important, does not impact on the substance
of the proposal put to you for approval. The second issue entails the
location of intellectual property rights and this needs further discussion
with the other respondents to the ICG RFP and ICANN. 

As per the CWG-Stewardship’s Charter we now seek your approval to submit
this final proposal to the ICG and ask you to consider this approval in
accordance with your respective SO or AC rules and procedures by 25 June
2015 to meet the overall timing requirements which would allow the
transition to proceed, noting that final approval is conditional on the
approval of the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 1 recommendations.


We will make ourselves, together with or other key contributors, available
to you at the ICANN 53 meeting in Buenos Aires in order to answer any
questions you may have and to explain any details of the proposal. For your
information, further background documents as well as the slides, recordings
and transcripts of recent webinars explain the details of the final proposal
are available here:  <https://community.icann.org/x/sJc0Aw>


Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.



Lise Fuhr & Jonathan Robinson

Co-Chairs, CWG-Stewardship



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