Message from Louis Touton to Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi
Mr. Sharil Tarmizi
Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee
h. The Board shall notify the Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee in a timely manner of any proposal raising public policy issues on which it or any of ICANN's supporting organizations or advisory committees seeks public comment, and shall take duly into account any timely response to that notification prior to taking action.
At its meeting on 27 March 2003, the ICANN Board considered the Final Report and Recommendations of the GNSO Council's Transfers Task Force (Policies and Processes for Gaining and Losing Registrars). This report contains 29 numbered paragraphs that the GNSO Council has recommended to the Board for adoption as consensus policies. The recommendations are posted at <http://www.icann.org/gnso/transfers-tf/report-12feb03.htm#ConsensusPolicyRecommendations>.
The ICANN Board concluded that GNSO Council recommendations stated in the final report may involve public policy issues. Accordingly, the Board voted to notify you, as Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee, that the Board is considering adoption of the policies recommended in the Final Report of the GNSO Transfers Task Force, and to invite any comment the Governmental Advisory Committee may have.
The Board intends to act on the GNSO Council's recommendation to adopt the recommendations in the Final Report of the GNSO Transfers Task Force at its next meeting, anticipated to be held by teleconference in late April 2003. Accordingly, it would be helpful before then if you could either provide any concerns the GAC may have, or to indicate that the GAC chooses not to comment in this instance.
Thank you, as always, for your assistance.
|cc:||Christopher Wilkinson, Secretariat, Governmental Advisory Committee