[council] Draft Letter to the Board on Red Cross Names & Identifier

Phil Corwin psc at vlaw-dc.com
Tue May 24 01:52:53 UTC 2016

Not on soverign immunity, Carlos. The Red Cross is not an IGO but a very unique organization legally, so his analysis on sovereign immunity of IGOs does not apply to it.

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From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez G.
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 8:38 AM
To: Mary Wong
Cc: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: Re: [council] Draft Letter to the Board on Red Cross Names & Identifier

Looks good to me. Don´t know if Phil Corwin wants to add something about the recent opinion drafted by the Law expert retained for the RPM.

Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez
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On 19 May 2016, at 22:22, Mary Wong wrote:

> Dear Councilors,
> Following further consultations between the Council chairs and staff 
> on this matter, the chairs would like to provide the attached letter 
> for your final review before it is sent to the ICANN Board.
> Essentially, this is the version suggested by the RySG (per Donna’s 
> earlier note, below) but with a single revision at the end of the 
> second paragraph, to clarify that the GNSO’s IGO and Red Cross 
> recommendations originated in a single PDP.
> Please indicate any objections or concerns you may have with this 
> proposed final version of the letter to the Board by COB in your time 
> zone on Monday 23 May if at all possible, following which we will 
> transmit the final letter to the Board shortly thereafter on behalf of 
> Donna, Heather, James and the Council.
> Thanks and cheers
> Mary
> Mary Wong
> Senior Policy Director
> Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
> Email: mary.wong at icann.org
> Telephone: +1-603-5744889
> From: <owner-council at gnso.icann.org> on behalf of "Austin, Donna" 
> <Donna.Austin at neustar.biz>
> Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 05:44
> To: "council at gnso.icann.org" <council at gnso.icann.org>
> Subject: [council] Draft Letter to the Board on Red Cross Names & 
> Identifier
> James, all
> Following on from the discussion on the Council call yesterday about 
> next steps in resolving the issue of permanent protection of certain 
> Red Cross identifiers, the RySG has requested that the letter to the 
> Board be amended to request an update/resolution of the outstanding 
> issues related to the permanent protection of certain Red Cross 
> identifiers and IGO acronyms. These issues have not previously been 
> decoupled and we are concerned that if the Council suggests this as a 
> path forward at this point it may be at the expense of resolving the 
> remaining issues associated with IGO acronyms.
> Proposed amendments to the letter are provided for consideration.
> Thanks
> Donna
> Donna Austin: Neustar, Inc.
> Policy and Industry Affairs Manager
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> donna.austin at neustar.biz<mailto:donna.austin at neustar.biz>
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