RE: [nc-transfer] Terms of Reference for TTF
Thanks for the IPC ageement to the ToR, Nick, and comments on
representation. We'll stay tuned for your second representative.
From: Nick Wood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 3:24 AM
To: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA; 'Ross Wm. Rader'; email@example.com; 'Mark
McFadden'; 'Nick Wood'
Cc: 'Philip Sheppard'; 'Glen'
Subject: [nc-transfer] Terms of Reference for TTF
This is the formal response of the IPC.
1) We are happy with the Terms of Reference draft and thank all those who
contributed to it
2) We strongly support your proposal of each constituency and the GA having
two members but one vote. We are consulting now to identify a second member
so that we are prepared to go forward - which is what I feel we must do with
all speed if we are to give ourselves enough time on this sensitive subject.
We do not see any benefit in widening the Task Force: it is the job of the
representatives to consult with their constituencies. We must be careful to
ensure that those who want to contribute have the opportunity of doing so
through their representatives or whatever channels we choose to create. Of
course there are some people with commercial experience in this matter who
are concerned to make their positions clear; they are doing their job and
their contributions will be invaluable to us however we receive them but, I
repeat, two representatives from each constituency and the GA will enable us
to retain balance
PS Please note that my old firstname.lastname@example.org/co.uk/com addresses should
be deleted in favour of email@example.com. Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: 'Ross Wm. Rader' <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'Mark
McFadden' <email@example.com>; 'Nick Wood' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: 'Philip Sheppard' <email@example.com>; 'Glen' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 3:52 AM
Subject: Final draft of Terms of Reference and participant recommendations
> I acknowledge that I am a day late in posting a response, and apologize. I
> have been trying to gather and analyze the views of those of you who have
> First, the terms of reference draft.
> Special thanks to several of you:
> Ross Rader for gathering and reflecting Registrar input; Danny Younger for
> his comments in his role of GA chair; Milton Mueller on behalf of the
> non-commercial constituency and to a few others who sent general comments.
> I have attempted to synthesize all comments against the original draft of
> ToR. A final DRAFT version is attached. Some of you have not provided
> Please take this final opportunity to review and provide your comments on
> the ToR. This document will close for comment on Friday, December 7,
> COB, whatever time zone you are in. I know, this is very short turn
> But please try to respond in that time frame. We do need to proceed with
> work. IF you haven't named a representative, you can still provide
> on the ToR, and I would urge you to do so. Since all representatives to
> NC have been on the list to date, all constituencies have had ample
> opportunity to comment on the ToR.
> AGAIN, IF YOU CAN, PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMMENTS WITH EDIT COMMENTS
> Secondly, membership in the TF and participation in its activities:
> I had previously tried to encourage one individual/one constituency. Some
> of you have reminded me that while that is the "norm", exceptions have
> made for other TF's. All useful input and I appreciate hearing from each
> you on these issues.
> A few members have expressed very divergent views; others have been
> satisfied with one member per.... I have received the following feedback:
> One constituency feels that they must have three separate participants.
> Several are satisfied with one participant.
> The GA has sought to have two participants and raised the issue of
> representation for registrants.
> I am proposing to the TF the following, which I seek your support for:
> Each Constituency, AND the GA, will name one OR two representatives to the
> TF [their choice and their decision of whom they provide should be guided
> their internal requirements to make those selections]. Each entity
> (whether constituency or GA) will chose its one or two representatives, is
> responsible for the decision making within, and will have only one vote in
> any TF issues where voting is involved.
> Should the TF accept this recommendation, each constituency and the GA
> have one week to name their second participant, should they decide to
> exercise that option. It is possible that some constituencies will
> to have one representative to the TF itself. IF they cannot make that
> selection within a week, they should notify the chair of their intent to
> name a second person, and give a date certain by which they can name that
> For those meetings/briefings which are of general information in nature,
> [the TF will determine any such briefings/calls based on the work to be
> done], open meetings/conference calls can be hosted so that each entity
> invite their members to attend. Since these meetings/conference calls will
> not be decisional in nature, all participants are welcomed to fully
> participate. To date, one such call was held.
> Input from registrants will be one work project of the TF, and will at a
> minimum include a conference call briefing from a broad set of
> representative registrants as well as other input provided by TF
> participants, and may, should the TF agree, include other mechanisms to
> input from a broad set of registrants. This will allow broad input from a
> diverse set of registrants; the chair recommends that each constituency
> the GA be asked by the TF to provide participants in this process. This
> provides an additional opportunity to constituencies who have registrants,
> and to the GA who has a number of registrants, to participate actively in
> this process.
> Reminder about election of chair: Once the members are finalized to the
> we will hold an election for the chair.
> The members to the TF who are named to date are:
> Marilyn Cade, BC and Interim Chair
> Nick Wood, IPC
> Mark McFadden, ISPCP
> Ross Rader, Registrar Constituency
> Danny Younger, GA
> Milton Mueller, Non-commercial Constituency
> ______________, Registry Constituency *
> ______________, ccTLD Constituency **
> *The Registry Constituency has informed me that they need three
> representatives. As interim chair, my recommendation is that this
> constituency, like others, accept having one or two representatives, with
> one vote. All constituencies have great diversity and are trying to
> that with the need to have an effective and productive process for the TF.
> **The ccTLD Constituency still has to name their representative.
> Process for providing comments:
> 1) Please provide comments on the ToR. Due Friday, Dec. 7, 2001. COB.
> 2) Review proposed changes in representation on the TF
> 3) Check your schedule for an upcoming TF conference call to be scheduled
> for next week. I have previously suggested bi-weekly calls at 7:30 a.m.
> in U.S. Please comment on whether that time works for you. This will be an
> extremely challenging time for any colleagues in Asia Pacific. I am open
> other time suggestions, once we finalize the list of members but want to
> sensitive to the challenges of different time zones.
> 4) Folks, HEADS UP: I plan to ask the Secretariat to edit the listserv in
> the next few days so that the core listserv is limited to those who are
> named to the TF. IF your constituency can't name someone by Friday, Dec.
> please let me know, and we will arrange a designee until you complete your
> appointment process. IF the TF approves the change to up to 2
> those folks will be added as they are named.
> Regards, Marilyn Cade