Amendment to the Rules of Procedure for the DNSO Names Council, v2
Published: 20 February 2001 in http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/20010220.NCprocedures-v2.0.html
Amendment to the Rules of Procedure for the DNSO Names Councilv2
6 July 2001
Proposal to replace the Section 3 by the following text.
===start amendment=== 3. NC committees and task forces 3.1 Types. From time to time the NC may form sub-groups. These are typically of three types. Each type may form and be responsible for further sub-groups from within their membership. The composition of these groups shall follow the spirit of the ICANN Bylaws with regard to geographic diversity. a) Interim committee - a preparatory group of around 3-5 NC members from different constituencies charged with turning an idea into a proposed action plan or writing terms of reference. The interim committee is dissolved following NC adoption of its output and/or the setting up of a new group to act upon that output. b) Committee - a small group of around 3-5 from different constituencies which has typically been delegated a limited authority from the NC. c) Task Force - a group equally representative of each NC constituency (typically one from each) and typically charged with forming a recommendation to the NC or implementing an agreed NC action plan. 3.2 Chair The chair of an interim committee, committee or task force is appointed by the NC. In the case of a task force the NC typically chooses to ratify the election of a chair by the task force itself. The chair must be an NC member. 3.3 Composition of committees and task forces Both type-b committees and type-c task forces may comprise NC members and/or nominees from outside of the NC provided that: a) the nominee is nominated by a member of the NC and be a member of the nominees' constituency or, where there is GA involvement, be nominated by the chair of the GA and be a member of the GA b) a constituency nominee has the support of the three NC members of the constituency c) the nominee is not also a member of the same ICANN-relevant organisation as an NC member on the task force, the NC member taking priority at any time d) no two nominees are members of the same ICANN-relevant organisation, the first nominee taking priority e) there are at least two NC members of the task force from different constituencies f) regardless of the number of members of the group no constituency nor the general assembly may have more than one vote g) where authority has been delegated by the NC, a simple majority must be NC members, those NC members hold the delegated authority and only those NC members can vote. Note: An ICANN-relevant organisation is defined as one that any NC member considers to be ICANN-relevant. 3.4 Working group In addition to the above groups the NC will from time to time form a DNSO working group (WG) with a membership open to all DNSO participants. The WG objective is to formulate positions on policies, facilitate the development of consensus support for policies and to produce a report to the NC highlighting these positions and level of support. See the separate Procedures for Working Groups for full detail [in preparation]. 3.5 Variations Specific variations to the above guidelines may exist within the DNSO rules of procedures, such specific variations taking precedence. Any other variation requires the approval of the NC. ===end amendment===