Names Council Task Force on StructureDraft outline analysis of the ALSC final report proposals according to the criteria specified in the terms of reference draft version2
DNSO NC TF on Structure
Draft outline analysis of the ALSC final report proposals according to the criteria specified in the terms of reference draft version2
Key proposals of the ALSC November 2001 report
Evaluation against established criteria
Criteria and Evaluation1. the efficacy of policy making within the DNSO
Criteria - degree of formal interaction between stakeholders
Evaluation - Low. Compared with an individual domain name holders constituency within the DNSO, the evaluation is negative
Criteria - quantity of predicted unique issues of a new SO outside the competence
of DNSO versus issues within competence of DNSO
Evaluation - Low. There will be high overlap between issues discussed by an ALSO with those of the DNSO.
Criteria - mechanisms for cross-SO communication
Evaluation - Uncertain. No mechanisms are proposed. There will be membership overlap and so informal cross communication. There will probably be a need for formalised mechanisms.
Criteria - effect on the DNSO consensus process.
Evaluation - High. The ALSO provides the organisation of individuals and is an enabler of consensus. The DNSO could use this input as part of its consensus process.
Criteria - the ability of each proposal to generate valid consensus-based policy
Evaluation - Uncertain. The ALSO will enhance consensus within itself but not per se within the ICANN community.
Criteria - possibility of the Board receiving contradictory advice from its
SOs and the impact on resolution mechanisms
Evaluation - High. Today the policy areas of the three SOs are distinct. With an ALSO feeling able to comment on all ICANN policy areas they may conflict with each of the three existing SOs.
Criteria - likely financial and representational robustness of any SO
Evaluation - Uncertain. The real test of individuals interest in at-large will be when members are asked to pay to vote.
Criteria - likelihood of the proposal to achieve adequate, balanced and fair
stakeholder representation on the Board
Evaluation - High. The proposed ALSO structure should produce better at-large representation than the status quo (subject to the financial question above.) There will be one additional at-large member than the status quo.
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