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''ALAC Statement

Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice



  1. Phase 1. Develop First Draft
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    Ended: 22 Aug 2014

  2. Phase 2. Open for Comment
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    Ended: 3 Sep 2014

  3. Phase 3. Finalize Final Draft
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    Ended: 4 Sep 2014

  4. Phase 4. ALAC Vote
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    Ended: 11 Sep 2014

  5. Phase 5. Submission
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    Submitted: 12 Sep 2014

Submitted a Statement

Submission due: 12 Sep 2014 23:59 UTC


ICANN is posting for public comment proposed Bylaws revisions that would incorporate a higher voting threshold for the Board to determine not to follow the advice of the Governmental Advisory Committee. Currently, the Bylaws require a simple majority of the Board (50% + 1) to vote to not follow a piece of advice from the GAC. The proposed amendments to the Bylaws would require 2/3 of the voting members of the Board to vote to act inconsistently with a piece of GAC advice.See public comment in

ALAC Statement




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