ICANN/DNSO


Names Council TF on Structure, Terms of Reference


Terms of reference for the NC TF on Structure v5

3 Decembre 2001

cf. http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/nc-str/Arc00/msg00046.html

Name

NC task force on Structure

Composition

One representative from each constituency and one from the GA, chaired by the chair of the NC.

Members:

Chair Philip Sheppard

IP Mark Bohannon, BC Marilyn Cade, gTLDs David Johnson, ccTLDs Peter Dengate-Thrush, Registrars Ken Stubbs, Non-Commercials Raul Echeberria, ISP Tony Holmes, GA Dave Farrar

Terms of reference

To achieve this the task force should briefly evaluate proposals for re-structuring against the following criteria:

1. the efficacy of policy making within the DNSO

- degree of formal interaction between stakeholders

- quantity of predicted unique issues of a new SO outside the competence of DNSO versus issues within competence of DNSO

- mechanisms for cross-SO communication

- effect on the DNSO consensus process.

2. the efficacy of ICANN decision making

- the ability of each proposal to generate valid consensus-based policy making

- possibility of the Board receiving contradictory advice from its SOs and the impact on resolution mechanisms

- likely financial and representational robustness of any SO

- likelihood of the proposal to achieve adequate, balanced and fair stakeholder representation on the Board

Timeframe:

The task force will consider proposals made to the Board before 31 January 2002.

Agreement on terms of reference . 28 November 2001

Development of principles and criteria . 10 December 2001

Data gathering/evaluation - December/January 2002

Initial report 31 January 2002

Interim ICANN Ghana March 2002

Final TBD


Information from:
DNSO Names Council