[council] FW: Update on SubPro ODP and Policy Question Set #6

Sebastien at registry.godaddy Sebastien at registry.godaddy
Sat Nov 12 10:10:02 UTC 2022

Dear Council Colleagues,

Please find below our Council Liaison to the SubPro ODP’s latest updates.
Thank you Jeff for providing these. Please review them ahead of our meeting on 17 November (or 16 depending on time zones).


Sebastien Ducos
GoDaddy Registry | Senior Client Services Manager
France & Australia
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From: Jeff Neuman <jeff at jjnsolutions.com>
Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022 at 10:30 pm
To: john.mcelwaine at nelsonmullins.com <john.mcelwaine at nelsonmullins.com>, dibiase at amazon.com <dibiase at amazon.com>, Sebastien Ducos <sebastien at registry.godaddy>
Cc: Steve Chan <steve.chan at icann.org>, SubPro ODP Mailman List <subpro-odp at icann.org>
Subject: Update on SubPro ODP and Policy Question Set #6
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Dear Council Leadership,

Can you please post this on the GNSO Council List?

This afternoon I had my November call with the ICANN Org SubPro Team led by Karen Lentz.  Here is the latest update:

  1.  On Schedule.  During that call, ICANN org confirmed that they are in fact on schedule to deliver the Operational Design Assessment the week of December 12th.   The team met its deadline for “pens down” which was yesterday and the document is undergoing internal review.  In addition, they are working on an executive summary.

  1.  Updated Assumptions.  On November 8th, ICANN posted a new Assumptions document (https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/draft-assumptions-subsequent-procedures-odp-08nov22-en.pdf<https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.icann.org%2Fen%2Fsystem%2Ffiles%2Ffiles%2Fdraft-assumptions-subsequent-procedures-odp-08nov22-en.pdf&data=05%7C01%7Csebastien%40registry.godaddy%7Ce21657625e724106c3ec08dac3627c19%7Cd5f1622b14a345a6b069003f8dc4851f%7C0%7C0%7C638037126406400846%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=WDjkCRSUq%2F1YgOFooSvr%2FUi8%2FYrGTChDPKpLQokBXQs%3D&reserved=0>) which contains all of the previous assumptions (in grey) as well some new ones (not in grey).

  1.  GNSO Council Briefing on ODA.  The ICANN org ODP team would like to set up a call with the Council the week of December 5th to give the Council a preview of the assessment like they did for the SSAD ODA.  They will also go over their expectations on timing, and an input mechanism for feedback on the ODA.  Like the SSAD ODA, there will not be a formal public comment period, but there may be opportunities for Q&A and potentially providing our own input to the Board.

  1.  Community Webinar on ODA.  After the ODA is released the week of the 12th, ICANN is planning on conducting a webinar for the community to discuss the assessment.  It will be open to anyone interested in the program.

  1.  Final (?) Question Set.  The ICANN SubPro ODP Team has posted an additional question that they would like us to respond to regarding the role of Implementation Guidance where a Recommendation incorporates by reference such Implementation guidance.   They have confirmed that the ODA release is not dependent on the timing of our response to Question Set 6 provided that their view in that question is consistent with ours (which I believe is).  I have copied the question and am working on a proposed response in the following Google Document.


  1.  Council SPS Planning.  We discussed other activities that will need to occur after the ODA is delivered to the Board including the commencement of two (2) IRPs once the ICANN Board approves the recommendations.  The Final Report Recommendations include one IRT for Applicant Support and a second IRT for everything else.  We believe it is a good idea to discuss this at the Council SPS in December which involves a discussion of the work in the coming year for the Council.

Please let me know if you have any questions or you would like me to go over any of this as AOB during the Council meeting on the 17th.


Jeffrey J. Neuman
GNSO Liaison to SubPro

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From: Michael Karakash <michael.karakash at icann.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2022 2:53 PM
To: Jeff Neuman <jeff at jjnsolutions.com>; SubPro ODP Mailman List <subpro-odp at icann.org>
Subject: Policy Question Set #6

Hi Jeff,

It was great connecting on today’s call to discuss the latest ODP-related developments. As noted, we recently drafted a new Policy Question Set (#6) focused on the topic of Implementation Guidance that I am attaching to this email.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need any clarification.

Thank you!


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