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Public Comment: Your Input Requested on Proposed GNSO Working Group Guidelines

5 February 2010

As part of the GNSO Improvements Process, which has as its objective to improve the structure and operations of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), a Working Group (WG) Work Team was tasked with developing a Working Group Model. This Working Group Model should become the focal point for policy development and enhance the policy development process by making it more inclusive and representative, and – ultimately – more effective and efficient.

To this end, the WG WT has developed this document, entitled ‘Working Group Guidelines’, which brings together two different elements of the Working Group process; on the one hand it addresses what should be considered in creating, purposing, funding, staffing, and instructing/guiding a WG to accomplish the desired outcome (the chartering process), and; secondly, what guidance should be provided to a WG on elements such as structuring, norms, tasking, reporting, and delivering the outcome(s) as chartered (the working group process). The WG WT is seeking your input on this document, especially on the elements contained in this document as well as what other information should be included as part of Working Group Guidelines. Following the public comment period, the WG WT intends to review the comments received and determine if and how this document should be updated before being submitted to the Policy Process Steering Committee (PPSC) for its consideration.

Background documents / links

Staff responsible: Marika Konings

Deadline and how to submit comments

Comments are welcome via e-mail to working-group-guidelines@icann.org until 22 March 2010.

Access to the public comment forum from which comments can be posted can be found at:

An archive of all comments received will be publicly posted at: http://forum.icann.org/lists/working-group-guidelines/