1. Motion  regarding the JAS milestone report.

Made by: Rafik Dammak

Seconded by:

Whereas:

The GNSO council and ALAC established the Joint SO/AC Working Group (JASWG) on support for new gTLD applicants in April of 2010; and

The Working Group released it  Milestone Report posted for consideration by the Board, Chartering Organizations and at-large Community. This report documented the completion of work as defined in the orignal charter and requested an update to the Working Groups charter, and

The GNSO and ALAC, separately, renewed the Working Groups charter with additional work item in February 2011, and

The Joint SO/AC Working Group received and discussed the public comments, and

The Joint SO/AC Working Group has completed the work as defined in its extended charter and published a second milestone report (https://community.icann.org/display/jaswg/JAS+Issues+and+Recommendations#) on 8 May 2011 covering those chartered items (http://gnso.icann.org/resolutions/#20110113-1) entitled JAS Milestone Report. and

The GNSO council does not wish to delay the start of the new gTLD application process, and

The GNSO council does not wish to delay implementation of support programs for applicants from developing regions, 

Resolved: 

The GNSO Council thanks the members of the Joint SO/AC Working Group for its efforts and its dedication to completing the work on such a tight schedule, and

The GNSO Council request that the report be put out for community review as soon as possible, 

The GNSO Council approves forwarding the  second JAS Milestone Report  to the ICANN board for review and approval, and 

The GNSO Council request ICANN staff begin working on implementation of the recommendation pending Board approval, and

The JAS Working Group continues working to deal with any issues that may arise in the upcoming review by the community, the  Board and from the Staff in the process of implementing the proposals, and 

That the JAS Working group publish their final report after this review process.

Resolved further, that the GNSO Council instructs the GNSO Chair to communicate its decision to the ALAC Chair.