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Re: [registrars] ICANN Drafting Committee

JIMBRAMSON@aol.com wrote:
> Most of you know that as part of the ICANN Board's resolutions in Santiago
> the ICANN staff has been directed to assemble a drafting committee to prepare
> "implementation documents" based upon the model domain name dispute
> resolution policy that many of us have been working on the past few months.
> Louis Touton, who is organizing that effort, would like to have a participant
> from among the registrar community and has asked AOL to play that role.  We
> have agreed to have our outside counsel at Skadden Arps sit on the drafting
> committee.  Since our role is intended to be "representative," we will be
> updating you periodically during the next few weeks about the drafting
> committee's efforts and discussions.  And we will look for your input on
> changes that are proposed to be made to the current draft policy.
> Given the hard work and compromising which has already gone into the existing
> draft policy, and our mutual interest in finally having a policy that can be
> uniformly adopted by the registrars, we will push to minimize the changes
> made by the drafting committee absent substantial, broadly-accepted
> justification.

Sorry for the long delay in answering, but health (lack of) has kept
me form my screen for most of this week).

As Nominalia representative (ie, as a registrar and a signatory of the
proposed registrar policy) as registrr representative in the Names
Council and as co-chair of WG-A you and Rita have my complete support
in that job.

We hope you will succeed in your taks, and, as you state, that you
will keep us updates, as well as that you will minimize the changes in
relation to both the proposed policy and the WIPO Final Report. We
must bear in mind that inidivdual positons, no matter how vigorously
they might be expressed can not overcome the incredible amount of work
and compromise achived thru the WIPO pocess, the WG-A workings and the
discussions among registrars during the last months.

Best regards,