[council] Resolutions on reform 2 - amended after NC discussion
Proposed NC resolution (2) amended (some whereas clauses deleted)
1. Whereas the ICANN Evolution and Reform Committee (ERC) has published its second implementation report http://www.icann.org/committees/evol-reform/second-implementation-report-02sep02.htm
2. Whereas the basis for stakeholder representation in ICANN SOs to date has been to give equal votes to each affected stakeholder constituency;
3. Whereas the report suggests a significant change in the voting balance of ICANN stakeholders to be represented in the new Generic Name Supporting Organisation (GNSO) council whereby it gives twice as many votes to the two stakeholders who have contracts with ICANN (gTLD registries and registrars);
4. Whereas the 4+4+3 proposed voting structure gives a veto to the contracted suppliers over all ICANN consensus policies, thus negating the balancing role of the three neutral council members,
The NC therefore resolves that:
any variation from the principle of equal stakeholder constituency representation and votes in the proposed GNSO council is unacceptable.