[Internal-cg] FW: CWG-Stewardship Response to ICG RFP

Jennifer Chung jen at icgsec.asia
Thu Jun 25 21:10:45 UTC 2015

Dear ICG members,


Please see CWG-Stewardship’s Response to ICG RFP as sent to the ICG Chairs.


Best Regards,





From: Grace Abuhamad [mailto:grace.abuhamad at icann.org] 
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:29 AM
To: Alissa Cooper; Patrik Fältström; Mohamed El Bashir
Cc: ICG Secretariat; Jonathan Robinson; Lise Fuhr
Subject: CWG-Stewardship Response to ICG RFP


Sent on behalf of CWG-Stewardship Chairs by support staff. 

The Final Proposal is attached in PDF format along with a covering note in
PDF format. The covering note is copied below. 

For a link to the Final Proposal (and downloadable Word and PDF formats),
please see: https://community.icann.org/x/aJ00Aw. 




            25 June 2015




Alissa Cooper, Chair

Mohamed El Bashir, Vice Chair

Patrik Fältström, Vice Chair

IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group 



Dear Alissa, Mohamed, and Patrik, 


Following the submission on the Cross Community Working Group on Naming
Related Functions (CWG-Stewardship) Final Proposal to its Chartering
Organizations on 11 June 2015, we are pleased to announce that the proposal
has been approved by all five organizations as the response from the Names
community to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG)
Request for Proposals. 


Each of the Chartering Organizations’ approval and statement is recorded as

?        <https://community.icann.org/x/lKY0Aw> Governmental Advisory
Committee (GAC)

?        <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/sac-072-en.pdf>
Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) 

?        <http://gnso.icann.org/en/council/resolutions#201506> Generic Names
Supporting Organization (GNSO) 

?        <https://community.icann.org/x/66Y0Aw> Country Codes Names
Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) 

?        <https://community.icann.org/x/fAsnAw> At-Large Advisory Committee


The Final Proposal is the result of extensive work over the past year by the
CWG-Stewardship’s diverse group comprising; 19 members, 133 participants and
a team of highly qualified legal advisors. The group’s work included over
100 calls or meetings, 4,000 email messages and at least 5,000 volunteer
hours. The Final Proposal represents a carefully crafted balance between key
requirements, specific legal advice and significant compromises by all who
participated. It includes diligent attention to the input of 115 comments
received through the Public Comment proceedings. Prior to submitting to the
Chartering Organizations or their approval, the Final Proposal received the
consensus support of the CWG-Stewardship itself, with no objections or
minority statements recorded.


The CWG-Stewardship proposal is significantly dependent and expressly
conditioned on the implementation of ICANN-level accountability mechanisms
proposed by the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN
Accountability (CCWG-Accountability). The co-Chairs of the CWG-Stewardship
and the CCWG-Accountability have coordinated their efforts and the
CWG-Stewardship is confident that the CCWG-Accountability Work Stream 1
recommendations, if implemented as expected, will meet the requirements that
the CWG-Stewardship has previously communicated to the CCWG-Accountability.
If any element of these ICANN level accountability mechanisms is not
implemented as contemplated by the CWG-Stewardship proposal, this proposal
will require revision. 


We also note that there are certain implementation elements that will
require further work in the near future, including coordination with the
other respondents to the ICG RFP as appropriate and the ICG where necessary.


In any event, we will continue to make ourselves available to you in order
to answer any questions you may have and to explain any details of the
proposal. For your information, comprehensive further background documents
and reference materials are available
<https://community.icann.org/x/sJc0Aw> here. 


Best regards, 





Lise Fuhr and Jonathan Robinson

Co-Chairs, CWG-Stewardship

In accordance to the rules of the ccNSO (
http://ccnso.icann.org/about/ccnso-rules-dec04-en.pdf), the decisions in
this resolution will become effective seven days after publication of these
decisions by the Council. For the interim, the chair of the ccNSO is
requested to inform the co-chairs of the CWG-Stewardship of the decision of
the ccNSO Council under the assumption the decision is effective and
subsequently, after seven (7) days, whether these decision has become






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