[Gnso-igo-ingo-crp] Pushing towards the final report

George Kirikos icann at leap.com
Tue Jun 12 14:59:11 UTC 2018

Hi folks,

As we push towards a final report, I thought it would be wise to
invest the time to double-check our (amended) charter:


(just like I double-checked parts of our initial public report from
January 2017 last night) to make sure we've covered everything. I
think we've actually done what we were supposed to do in the charter
(I'll re-read it again later more carefully, but others might want to
do the same, if they haven't thought of this).

Given the expected scrutiny from the GAC/IGOs, it might be prudent to
add sentences here and there in the Final Report, to document that we
did cover each and every topic some (or maybe in an appendix). e.g.
something like (from page 3)

"The potential need to clarify whether the URS is a Consensus Policy
binding on ICANN’s contracted parties;"

Well, we know it's not a consensus policy (although someday it might
be, depending on the RPM PDP). A sentence in the final report might
dispatch that item.

An item like "The need to address the issue of cost to IGOs and INGOs
to use curative processes; and"

is easy, since that forms part of a recommendation (i.e.
Recommendation 4), which may or may not reach consensus.

The item "The potential need to distinguish between a legacy gTLD and
a new gTLD launched under the New gTLD Program;"

isn't hard, i.e. no real distinction, except that the URS applies only
to new gTLDs (for now), and that there was also the old reserved list
for IGOs in new gTLDs (and an upcoming policy and/or recently approved
(not sure if it was implemented yet) policy that made another reserved
list for IGOs in all gTLDs)

Maybe a 2-column table can be made, with the items on page 3-4 in the
first column, and then a cross-reference to either the final report
page(s) that cover that topic, or alternatively,  cross-references to
the Wiki or Mailing List archives, etc.

Anyhow, this would be "dotting the i's and crossing the t's" for the
final report. But, it would demonstrate that we've been diligent.


George Kirikos

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