[registrars] Fw: [council] terms of reference for new TF on Structure
Below is a message from the NC Chair re the NC Task Force on the proposed ICANN re-structuring.
This issue of restructuring is a critical one for the RC. Best case, a re-structuring could result in significantly improved representation of Registrars in the ICANN decision making process - but there is also a real danger that it could result in a further reduction of the influence of the RC.
To ensure that the interests of Registrars are protected, it critical that the RC
develop a position on this issue and put forward:
* proposed objectives of any restructuring (ie. spell out what we - and ICANN - should be trying to achieve);
* principles to be followed in any re-structuring; and
* options supported by the RC
To be effective, we also need to work with other constituencies to develop support and agreed positions.
I'd be interested in working on this and suggest we form a group of interested people to prepare an position paper for comment by the RC.
Meanwhile we need to nominate a rep to the NC TF. I would be interested in serving on this and/or in otherwise assisting in developing and negotiating a good result for Registrars.
----- Original Message -----
From: Philip Sheppard
To: NC (list)
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 5:28 PM
Subject: [council] terms of reference for new TF on Structure
As agreed at Montevideo allow me to propose terms of reference for a new NC task force to consider the implications on the DNSO of current proposals which impact on the structure of ICANN decision making. Please let me have your support or comments for amendment by Friday September 21 and your nominations for participation.
NC task force on Structure
one representative from each constituency and one from the GA
Terms of reference
To produce a timely impact assessment on ICANN decision making and the role of the DNSO as a result of the proposals from the at-large study committee, the desire of the ccTLDs to form their own supporting organisation and other related proposals.
Initial assessment by LA November 2001
Final report by year end.
To save time, evaluate a set of possible outcomes (scenarios) for ICANN re-structuring by considering their advantages and disadvantages on decision making.