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|ccNSO Framework of Interpretation Working Group (FoI WG)
The ccNSO Framework of Interpretation Working Group (FoI) seeks public comment on its recommendations on obtaining and documenting support from "Significantly Interested Parties" (formerly known as Local Internet Community or LIC) for requests for delegation and re-delegation of a ccTLD. The recommendations contained in the report are proposed interpretation of existing policy and guidelines.
Seeking public comment on its Interim Report is part of the process for developing recommendations as defined in the charter of the FoiWG.
The WG will closely review all submitted comments to determine at may at its reasonable discretion modify its report. According to its charter the WG is not obligated to include all comments made during the comment period, nor is it obligated to include all comments submitted by any one individual or organization.
The Working expects to formally publish its Final Report prior to the next ICANN meeting in Prague, Czech Republic (June 2012)
|Section I: Description, Explanation, and Purpose
The FOI WG identified the applicable polices and procedure statements and analysed all past cases of re-delegations with regard to "Interested Parties". Based on an extensive analysis the WG identified issues pertaining to the interpretation and in the context of the applicable policies and procedures. To address these issues the FOIWG developed draft recommendations, which in summary are:
To be most helpful input and feed-back from the community is sought with respect to the following questions:
|Section II: Background
The FOIWG was created by the ccNSO Council following the recommendations of the Delegation and Re-delegation Working Group (DRDWG): Recommendation 2: Delegation and re-delegation of ccTLDs
The Final Report of the Delegation, Re-delegation and Retirement Working group has identified the following issues with the topic of support for delegation and redelegation requests from "Interested Parties":
The objective of the FOIWG is to develop and propose a "Framework of Interpretation" for the delegation and re-delegation of ccTLDs. This framework should provide a clear guide to IANA functions manager and the ICANN Board on interpretation of the current Policy Statements.
|Section III: Document and Resource Links
The Interim Report can be found at: http://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/foiwg-interim-report-03feb12-en.pdf [PDF, 989 KB]
Further information on the work of the FoI WG is available at: http://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/foiwg.htm
|Section IV: Additional Information
The Interim Report addresses the second of the following topics and which will be considered individually and in the order presented:
(*) Comments submitted after the posted Close Date/Time are not guaranteed to be considered in any final summary, analysis, reporting, or decision-making that takes place once this period lapses.