RE: [registrars] Proposed Ballot
The by-laws already have a requirement for elected officers to disclose
potential conflicts. Your proposal as original submitted was to prevent
ICANN accredited registrars from designating a specific representative. Now
the proposal is designed to prevent a specific representative from holding
an elected position. My question to you, registrars are rather an
intelligent bunch of people. If a registry was to run a representative for
an elected position, I think the registrars would be able to make the right
decision and vote for the best candidate. As previously stated given other
more important issues, I just can't see why this can't wait until the total
overhaul of the by-laws later this year.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of Ross Wm. Rader
> Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 12:28 PM
> To: 'Registrars Executive Committee'; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [registrars] Proposed Ballot
> This ballot was proposed by Ross Rader on 01/29/03 and seconded by Bob
> Connelly on 01/29/03. Amendments from Bruce Tonkin, Elana Broitman, Tim
> Ruiz and Ross Rader have been incorporated into the motion resulting in
> the text below. No further amendments, commentary, questions or
> counter-proposals were offered after last call was made on 02/14/03.
> I would therefore like to formally request that this motion, as written,
> be put to a vote of the membership of the Registrar Constituency and
> accepted if affirmed by a majority of voters.
> "Be it resolved that;
> 1.0 In keeping with the selective membership criteria of other GNSO
> constituencies, the registrar constituency represents the interests of a
> specific sector, specifically those of ICANN Accredited Registrars.
> 1.1 Therefore to avoid conflicts of interest, this typically excludes
> entities whose primary relationship with ICANN is as a TLD Registry
> and that our by by-laws be amended to reflect this.
> 2.0 That any representative of any ICANN recognized gTLD Registry in the
> possession of, or with access to, Registry Proprietary Information or
> Registry Sensitive Information, as defined in the relevant
> ICANN/Registry contract are ineligible to represent the constituency as
> a whole, either as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the
> constituency, or as an elected member on a council, task force, or other
> GNSO or ICANN committee, working group or panel, for a period of one
> year since the last receipt of such information;
> and that our by-laws be amended to reflect this.
> 3.0 Each candidate for election or appointed to serve as a
> representative of the constituency in any fashion, including those
> mentioned in 2.0, must declare potential conflicts of interest,
> including a declaration to the effect that they have not been in
> posssession of any Registry Proprietary or Sensitive Information during
> the 12 months prior to any election.
> 3.1 Such declaration should be made prior to the commencement of the
> election process and at regular 6 month interval post election.
> Excepting that a declaration of any material change in the conflict of
> interest should be made immediately, or as soon as is practicable, after
> the material change has occurred.
> 3.2 Failure to complete any such declaration will be deemed sufficient
> basis for the constituency Executive Committee to invalidate the
> election or appointment of the candidate;
> and that our by-laws be amended to reflect this."