Historical Resolution Tracking Feature » 2012-02-07 - Public Comment Posting - Further Bylaws Changes for Revised PDP

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2012-02-07 - Public Comment Posting - Further Bylaws Changes for Revised PDP

Resolution of the ICANN Board
GNSO Policy Development Process

Board approval of posting Bylaws revisions on the GNSO Policy Development Process for public comment.

ICANN Structures
Meeting Date: 
Tue, 7 Feb 2012
Resolution Number: 
Implementation Actions: 
  • Post draft Bylaws for public comment
    • Responsible entity: ICANN staff
    • Due Date: None provided
    • Completion Date: 10 February 2012
Resolution Text: 

Whereas, on 27 September 2011, the GNSO Council adopted the Updated Final Report (http://gnso.icann.org/improvements/updated-final-report-pdpwt-28sep11.pdf [PDF, 1.51 MB]) of the Policy Development Process Working Team (PDP-WT), setting out a proposed new Annex A to the ICANN Bylaws and a Policy Development Process (PDP) Manual, in fulfilment of a directive to develop a new PDP that is more effective and responsive to the GNSO's needs.

Whereas, the Board adopted the new Annex A on 8 December 2011 and directed transition to the new PDP.

Whereas, additional Bylaws revisions are necessary to fully implement the new PDP, including definition of new voting thresholds set out in the PDP-WT Updated Final Report.

Resolved (2012.02.07.04). the ICANN Board approves the posting for public comment of further revisions to the ICANN Bylaws as necessary for the implementation of the new PDP.

Rationale for Resolution: 

The further revision of the ICANN Bylaws is necessary for complete documentation of the transition to the new PDP as approved by the GNSO Council and the ICANN Board. To assure accountability to the ICANN community, the posting for public comment of the proposed Bylaws changes will allow for community input and transparency into the implementation steps. This action does not have an impact on ICANN's resources and will not have an impact on the security or stability of the DNS.

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