Explanation: As part of the comprehensive GNSO Improvements effort, last August the ICANN Board approved the formation of four new Stakeholder Groups (SGs). These SG structures represent a new concept for the GNSO that was envisioned by the Board Governance Committee GNSO Review Working Group On GNSO Improvements (BGC WG). As of 5 March, charter petitions for the Registry SG, the Registrar SG, the Commercial SG and the Non-Commercial SG (NCSG) have been submitted to the Board for review and approval. A total of five charters have been received as two proposals were submitted for the NCSG. The overall GNSO Improvements effort and the role SGs will play in that arena is more fully described in the Stakeholder Group section of the GNSO Improvements Information Page - http://gnso.icann.org/en/improvements/stakeholder-process-en.htm
All members of the ICANN community are now invited to review those submissions and share comments and observations with the Board and the wider community through 15 April 2009. That date has been extended from 5 April to allow additional community input on the updated/revised NCUC NCSG proposal submitted on 16 March 2009.
Staff Responsible: Robert Hoggarth
Deadline and How to Submit Comments: The Staff is opening a 30-day public consultation forum, from 5 March 2009 through 15 April 2009, and invites community comments on this topic.
To submit comments: Comments on the document are welcome via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This public forum will be open at least through 5 April 2009 and is subject to extension as described above.
To view comments: An archive of all comments received will be publicly posted at http://forum.icann.org/lists/sg-petitions-charters/.
For a copy of the public announcement of this forum please see http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-3-05mar09-en.htm.
|Staff member responsible: Robert Hoggarth