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 Council v2

6 July 2001

Proposal to replace the Section 3 by the following text.

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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.

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