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[council] Re: for the NC
> Elisabeth --
> Yet again (and probably for the last time), I'd be grateful if you could
> forward this message to the Names Council.
It is Saturday, Easter weekend morning here.
I connected to check the situation before I take three days off
and travel for familial weekend.
Let me express here my personal thanks to you for everything:
extremely professional work, your curtesy, being always on time,
understanding different cultures (when they dare to express
themselves), and adding the dignity to the debate.
> To the Names Council:
> This message is to convey my recommendation that Working Group C be
> thanked and disbanded. For three reasons, I don't think it makes sense for
> us to continue work.
> First, we've run out of time. Now that you've sent your recommendation on
> new gTLDs to the Board, it's the job of ICANN staff to draw up
> implementation documents, for public comment, so that the Board can take
> action in Yokohama. I understand that Louis Touton has advised that you
> should complete your recommendations within a month if ICANN staff are to
> be able to take them fully into account. There isn't sufficient time, in
> one month, for Working Group C to reach further consensus recommendations
> and for you to approve those recommendations after a three-week period of
> public comment.
> Second, if we were to do additional work, I'm not sure on what basis we'd
> proceed. The approach of the working group has been to build on past
> consensus points in crafting new ones. For some time, those past consensus
> points have included a rough consensus in favor of an initial deployment of
> six to ten new gTLDs followed by an evaluation period. Your recent
> deliberations, however, suggest that you may not consider that a reliable
> foundation on which to build further work.
> Finally, we're all tired. (I know I am.) I think the vast majority of
> the members of the working group have shown tremendous, admirable
> willingness to engage, and to compromise, on the important substantive
> issues. We've all learned from each other to a remarkable degree. At this
> point, though, I don't think we're going to get a lot more done. It's time
> for different bodies to move these issues forward.
> I'm deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this
> important endeavor.
> Jonathan Weinberg
> co-chair, WG-C