Technical Relations Working Group
The Technical Relations Working Group (TR-WG) was created by the Board in resolution 2011.03.18.29 to consider measures to enhance the coordination and cooperation between ICANN and other members of the Internet technical community with the intent of, among other things, dissolving the TLG by the 2011 Annual Meeting; and asks the Working Group to engage the ICANN community in a fully consultative process on the coordination and cooperation between ICANN and other members of the Internet technical community.
On 21 April 2011, the Board approved the Charter [PDF, 76 KB] developed by the Structural Improvements Committee for the Working Group (2011.04.21.12), subject to final adjustment of the Charter to include a step for further review and instructs the SIC, in coordination with staff, to support and follow the work of the WG.
Also on 21 April 2011, the Board approved the following members of the TR-WG: Gonzalo Navarro (chair), Thomas Narten, Thomas Roessler, Reinhard Scholl and Jonne Soininen.
At the Board Meeting on 25 August 2011, the Board passed resolution 2011.08.25.06, acknowledging receipt of the Draft Final Report [PDF, 255 KB] from the Board Technical Relations Working Group, dated 22 August 2011, thanking the BTRWG for its work and directing the Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) to analyze the report and propose a course of action.
At its meeting on 23 October 2011, the Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) found it advisable to have the Final Report posted for public comments to provide further basis for actions and recommended that the Board request such posting.
Therefore, in resolution 2011.10.28.10 the Board directed that the "Final Report from the Board Technical Relations Working Group" [PDF, 254 KB], dated 22 August 2011, be posted for public comments and a summary of comments received be provided to the SIC.