[Internal-cg] Consensus call: contracting/agreements

Alissa Cooper alissa at cooperw.in
Thu May 7 19:34:46 UTC 2015

Current text for both the statement and the email are below. These include the edits suggested by Narelle, Kavouss, and Jean-Jacques. Thanks to all who have responded to the consensus call already.

I think given the remaining open questions raised in the other thread regarding Bruce’s recent email, there are still good reasons for us to publish the statement and send the email. We can always publish a follow-up statement after we receive a response if we have more to say.


ICG Statement on Contracts and Other Agreements

As the development of the proposal for the IANA stewardship transition proceeds, the ICG notes that operational communities have begun discussions with ICANN concerning existing and future contracts and other agreements called for in their respective transition proposals.

The ICG expects -- as it has from the very beginning of the transition process -- that all interested parties will express their opinions about the transition proposals openly, transparently, and within the community processes. This includes opinions about the provisions, principles, and mechanisms associated with contracts or other agreements between the communities and the IANA functions operator. In order to ensure that any final proposal complies with the principle of multistakeholder support, it is crucial that the opinions of the proposed contracted parties be shared within the community processes as early as possible.

Email to Steve Crocker:

Dear Steve,

The ICG has noted that it would be beneficial for the transition process if ICANN could clarify its position related to the statement located at <insert link here>. Specifically, if ICANN takes issue with provisions in any of the draft proposals relating to contracts or other agreements, the ICG requests that those opinions be made public. You are kindly requested to examine the matter and inform us of your findings.

Alissa Cooper on behalf of the ICG

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