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RE: [ga] Possible Agenda Items for General Assembly meeting


You wrote:

> 1.
> The Individual Domain Name Owners' constituency requests of the General
> Assembly of the DNSO and of the provisional Names Council to allow it's
> elected
> representatives to participate in the Names Council meetings and
> deliberations,
> at least as observers, until the ICANN Board has ratified the IDNO as a
> constituency of the DNSO.
> 2.
> That the General Assembly, in order to achieve a balanced representation
> of
> all
> stakeholder interests, recommends to the ICANN Board that the IDNO be
> immediately recognised as a legitimate constituency of the DNSO, 
I second that.
I think that the individual name holders could add a different POV to the
discussion, and that this will make the debate more complete.

This said, when we were in Berlin, it seems to me that people there had
mixed feelings (or where undecided) about the addition of this constituency.
Therefore, I think that we should focus in building the case for the IDNO.
Just to ask for recognition without doing this will result in the proposal
not to be accepted.

> 3. That no policy recommendations are made by the Names Council, until a
> balanced representation of all stakeholder interests is achieved. 
If this means to wait until the individual DNH constituency is recognized, I
am strongly against this.
There will be in the future even more constituencies that will ask
recognition, and we cannot establish a precedent in blocking the activity of
the DNSO untill this process is finished. Also, what if the GA votes against
point 2? Will we prevented from making any policy recommendation *forever*?

About the Non-Com constituency, it is a different ball game.
This is a constituency that makes part of the initial ICANN plan for the
DNSO, and just the lack of consensus, or insufficient mediation capacity, or
whatever, has prevented it from having its own reps to the interim Council.

Personally, I would suggest that the interim Council wait to forward policy
recommandations until all seven initial constituencies are in place, and
represented by their "permanent" representatives to the Council.