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On first reading, this smells rather like Chehade's first transparency misstep.

As regards the IPC/BC proposals for significant modifications of the RPMs, ICA participated in one of the working groups addressing that subject in its role as a BC member, and is aware of the final recommendations of the other two WGs. While some of the recommendations are indeed of an implementing nature, others represent significant and sometimes brand new policy departures (and we will detail our concerns about some of them in a separate post). So the letter’s note that a purpose of the Brussels meeting is to “prepare for the public discussion on the matter” is somewhat disconcerting, in that ICANN has a standard and well-defined process in which the public community develops policy with the GNSO Council playing a central role, and this meeting does not fit comfortably within it, and the quoted language seems to concede the point that a reopening of RPM policy will occ...

Full article: http://internetcommerce.org/Chehade_Explains_BRU

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