[council] Reminder: GNSO Council Liaison to the EPDP on Internationalized Domain Names

Ariel Liang ariel.liang at icann.org
Wed Jun 2 20:51:59 UTC 2021

Dear Councilors,

This is a friendly reminder regarding the appointment of the Council liaison to the EPDP on IDNs. If you are interested in becoming a Council liaison, please be so kind to post on this mailing list no later than EOB Friday, 4 June 2021.

Thank you,

From: Ariel Liang <ariel.liang at icann.org>
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7:09 AM
To: "council at gnso.icann.org" <council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: GNSO Council Liaison to the EPDP on Internationalized Domain Names

Dear Councilors,

Following the approval of the Initiation Request<https://gnso.icann.org/sites/default/files/policy/2021/presentation/EPDPInitiationRequest20May21.pdf> and the Charter<https://gnso.icann.org/sites/default/files/policy/2021/presentation/CharterGNSOIDNsEPDPWorkingGroup20May21.pdf> for the EPDP on Internationalized Domain Names on 20 May, and as directed in the resolved clauses of the motion<https://gnso.icann.org/en/council/resolutions/2021#202105>, we need to appoint a GNSO Council liaison to the EPDP Team.

The GNSO Council Liaison must be a current Councilor, and should be able to serve during the life of this EPDP as a Councilor.

The complete description of role & responsibilities for GNSO Council Liaison is described in the GNSO Council Liaison Supplemental Guidance<https://gnso.icann.org/en/council/pdp-3-5-liaison-supp-guidance-10feb20-en.pdf>. In short, the GNSO Council Liaison is expected to:

  *   Fulfill liaison role in a neutral manner
     *   Importantly, the liaison is expected to fulfil his/her role in a neutral manner. This means that everything the liaison does during his/her tenure, including but not limited to participating in EPDP Team calls, reporting status, conveying information, and escalating issues, should be done in that neutral manner.
  *   Serve as an interim EPDP Team Chair until a Chair is named
  *   Be a regular participant of EPDP Team meetings
  *   Participate in regular meetings with EPDP Team leadership
  *   Report to Council on the EPDP progress
  *   Convey to Council on EPDP communications, questions, concerns
  *   Inform EPDP Team leadership about Council activities impacting the EPDP Team
  *   Refer to Council questions related to EPDP Charter
  *   Assist or engage when EPDP Team faces challenges
  *   Assist in case of abuse of ICANN’s Expected Standards of Behavior and Community Anti-Harassment Policy
  *   Assist with knowledge of EPDP processes and practices
  *   Facilitate when there is disagreement regarding consensus designation
  *   Facilitate when a Section 3.7 Complaint Process is invoked
  *   Initiate the EPDP Team leadership review in response to circumstances indicating that a review is necessary

For more information, please review the “GNSO Council Liaison” section under Section IV Formation, Staffing, and Organization of the Charter (pp.28-29).

If you would like to volunteer to become a liaison to this EPDP Team, please indicate your interest via the Council mailing list no later than EOB Friday, 4 June 2021. Thank you in advance for your time and contribution.

Best Regards,


Ariel Xinyue Liang
Policy Sr. Specialist
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

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