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Procedural error in DNSO Working Groups
I would like to draw ICANN's attention to the following.
The DNSO is operating its working groups in violation of the ICANN bylaws.
One such violation, in particular, is that the DNSO working groups are
operating in violation of the underlined section of the following:
This section requires that each recognized constituency specifically
nominate a person to be that constituency's representative to a working
This has not been done.
ICANN bylaw Article VI-B Section 2(b):
(b) The NC is responsible for the management of the consensus
building process of the DNSO. It shall adopt such procedures and
policies as it sees fit to carry out that responsibility, including the
designation of such research or drafting committees, working groups and
other bodies of the GA as it determines are appropriate to carry out the
substantive work of the DNSO. Such bodies shall include at least
one representative nominated by each recognized Constituency, and shall
provide appropriate means, as determined by the NC, for input and such
participation as is practicable under the circumstances by other interested
parties. Any reports or recommendations presented to the NC by such
bodies shall be posted on a web site accessible by the public for public
review and comment; absent clear justification, which shall be publicly
stated at the time of any action, the NC shall not act on any report or
recommendation until a reasonable time for public comment has passed and
the NC has reviewed and evaluated all public comments received. The NC
is responsible for ensuring that all responsible views have been heard
and considered prior to a decision by the NC.