RySG Statements and Comments
RySG 2019 Public Comments
RySG 4th Quarter 2019
Public Comments Overview
Public Comments submitted October - December 2019
Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report
The RySG refers back to its comments submitted in November 2018 for the recommendations that remained substantially similar to those in the Draft Report. In addition, the RySG cautions that the RT’s recommendations should not lead to the creation of new policy where community-developed policies are already in place or being implemented, and encourages the Board to take stock of ongoing work within the community when considering and prioritizing actions on the RT’s recommendations and refrain from duplicating efforts unnecessarily.
Links: RySG Comment (9 Dec) - ICANN Staff Report on Comments (not yet published)
DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets
The RySG welcomes the fiscal prudence of the budget that is forecast to only marginally exceed the FY20 forecast but regrets the lack detail and linkage to a strategic plan. The RySG suggests accompanying the draft budget with questions for the community to facilitate input and comment around key expenditure.
Links: RySG Comment (26 Nov) – ICANN Staff Report on Comments (not yet published)
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps
The RySG is concerned with the statement in the Implementation Plan that ICANN does not intend to provide budget plans until implementation is underway and urges ICANN Org to balance perceived benefit against anticipated costs when implementing the Board-adopted recommendations. The RySG further provides comments on individual recommendations.
Next Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model
The RySG is pleased that the list of issues that are negatively impacting the effectiveness of the MSM is further refined into eight key topics, but disappointed by how long it has taken to get to the phase of developing a plan to address them, and urges ICANN to move expeditiously onto developing and executing the work plan. The RySG provided feedback on the questions posed in the “Next Steps” paper.
Other comment opportunities
Discussion Paper on Developing a Public Interest Framework
The RySG provided feedback on the “Discussion Paper on Developing a Public Interest Framework” and raised some concerns about the applicability and ultimate usefulness of such a framework.
Links: RySG Comment (21 October)
Current Fiscal Year 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020
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