Time to revise the PDP?

It may be time to revise ICANN’s shiny new policy-development process: While that process has a lot of good elements, the deadlines suggested prove to be too tight. The new registry services PDP is a particularly extreme example: In trying to foll…

It may be time to revise ICANN’s shiny new policy-development process: While that process has a lot of good elements, the deadlines suggested prove to be too tight.The new registry services PDP is a particularly extreme example: In trying to follow the new PDP as closely as possible, ICANN staff has promised an issues report for October 31, for November 7, and on November 14 for last week-end. The issues report is still not there, despite being on the GNSO Council’s agenda for tomorrow.More realistic deadlines — that can actually be kept by ICANN staff, and, in later stages of the process, by the parties involved then — may be a better approach than the current sorry state of affairs. (In particular since this isn’t the first time this happens — in Montreal, the Council planned to discuss the staff manager’s report on UDRP review which came out on 1 August, more than four weeks after Montreal.)Later: The Issues Report Has Finally Arrived.