Expanded terms of reference for the NC TF on
Terms of reference
To produce a timely impact assessment on
a) the efficacy of policy making within the DNSO, and
b) the efficacy of ICANN decision making
as a result of the proposals from the at-large study
committee, the desire of the ccTLDs to form their own supporting organisation
and other related proposals and;
Still no reference to the multiple
proposals from the GA for an IDNH constituency? Why? The interface between
this and the proposed ALSO while limited to domain name holders is
To produce a recommendation to the Names Council based on
To achieve this the task force should briefly evaluate proposals for
re-structuring against the following criteria:
1. the efficacy of
policy making within the DNSO
- degree of formal interaction
- ratio of unique issues of a new SO outside the
competence of DNSO versus issues within competence of DNSO
Philip, I see you still want to measure the
effectiveness of DNSO decision making by reference to a ratio which seems to
me to have no meaning or use. How do you propose, in January, to predict those
new "unique issues" which will arise in the ALSO? Do you have a one year or
ten year time frame for these new issues to arise in? Is it some attempt at
measuring how busy new SO's will be compared with that of the DNSO. If the
answer is 1:3, what will this mean???
- mechanisms for cross-SO communication
- effect on the DNSO consensus process.
2. the efficacy of ICANN decision making
The task force will consider proposals
made to the Board ( by the ALSC or DNSO
Please delete the portion in
parentheses - there's no reason to limit which proposals to the Board we
should review, and this seems to preclude consideration of the GA's
before 31 January 2002.
Hope these further comments help.
I shall be away giving a paper on Thursday, and in Court
Friday, and may be out of reach.
Peter Dengate Thrush
Senior Vice Chair
Pacific TLD Association