1. Supermajority The Assistance Group's preliminary discussions
had set a supermajority of the ccNSO Council as being 66% (i.e. the
same as a supermajority of the ICANN Board). Unfortunately, this definition
did not get placed in the draft PDP that was posted for comment.
We would welcome feedback on whether 66% is perceived as a suitable
level for declaring a supermajority together with any alternative suggestions.
2. Clause 13 Board Vote Some people have interpreted
this clause to mean that at the end of the recommendation submission
process the ICANN Board can ignore the Supplementary Recommendation
of the ccNSO and create its own policy.
This is not what the Assistance Group intends to recommend.
The ultimate position if the Board does not accept the ccNSO recommendation
is that no policy is made. In other words, if the ccNSO makes a recommendation
and, after following the process, a supermajority of the ICANN Board
still believes that the policy is not in the best interests of the ICANN
community or ICANN then the status quo is maintained and no new policy
We would welcome further feedback on this.