Public Comment

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Name: Alejandra Reynoso
Date:4 Nov 2022
Affiliation: ccNSO Council
Summary of Attachment

The Country-Code Name Supporting Organization (ccNSO) Council welcomes the opportunity to provide a response and input to ICANN’s Draft Terms of Reference for the Pilot Holistic Review (PHR). This response and input reflects the views of the ccNSO (Council) and was adopted in accordance with the Guideline: ccNSO Statements (2016).

Summary of Submission

The ccNSO Council believes the proposed scope and structure of the PHR are lacking in clarity and are too broad and the work items to be undertaken are too dependent on other initiatives. 

Without a careful review of the scope and structure and without broad support from the various community groups, the starting conditions for the Pilot are sub-optimal.   

The ccNSO Council’s view is that this lack of clarity and other deficiencies will mean there is a high risk that the majority of the work of the PHR will be taken up arguing about its scope and intentions.  The Council believes that a Pilot is not the appropriate place to address such fundamental issues. 

Therefore, the Council recommends a 3-phased process of first clarifying the scope for the review, second agreeing on the approach to a pilot, and third conducting the pilot.