[council] Board adopts response to GAC Johannesburg Communique

Marika Konings marika.konings at icann.org
Tue Sep 26 13:10:24 UTC 2017

Dear All,

FYI, the ICANN Board adopted its response to the GAC Johannesburg Communique during its meeting on 23 September (see https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2017-09-23-en#1.f). It included the following response in relation to IGO Protections:

The Board acknowledges the GAC’s Advice and its concerns. The Board reiterates that as part of a PDP, the Working Group has an obligation to duly consider all inputs received*. The Board notes that the GNSO Council has informed the Board that all public comments and input received by the PDP Working Group, including from the GAC and IGOs, have been extensively discussed by the Working Group. The Board notes, further, that the GNSO Council considers the upcoming ICANN60 meeting to be an opportunity for further discussions among the community. The Board will continue to facilitate these discussions and encourages participation in them by all affected parties.

* From the GNSO Operating Procedures: “Public comments received as a result of a public comment forum held in relation to the activities of the WG should be carefully considered and analyzed. In
addition, the WG is encouraged to explain their rationale for agreeing or disagreeing with the different comments received and, if appropriate, how these will be addressed in the report of the WG”.

Best regards,


Marika Konings
Vice President, Policy Development Support – GNSO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Email: marika.konings at icann.org<mailto:marika.konings at icann.org>

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