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ICANN's Names Council Renews Call for Wide Consultation on Consensus Building

21 December 2000

December 21, 2000 - To get additional input into a review of its own consensus-building procedures, the Names Council of ICANN's Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) at its December 19 meeting established a Review Working Group charged with actively seeking input from the widest possible set of Internet stakeholders.

The new working group, chaired by Names Council member Y J Park, is established immediately and seeks to complete its work by January 15th 2001. In common with previous DNSO work groups, the group is open to anyone to participate and operates by e-mail. Interested parties are encouraged to sign-up now by sending an email to majordomo@dnso.org with the words subscribe wg-review in the body of the message.

The working group will provide additional answers to an extensive questionnaire developed by a task force of Names Council members with a mandate to improve the decision-making process of the Names Council by more effective outreach. The task force has already made two calls for input to its questionnaire from DNSO constituencies and its general assembly. This final call is intended to improve the quality and quantity of input as a function of the interactive nature of a DNSO working group.