[ALAC] Call for Volunteers: Co-Leader for WT5 of PDP on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Aug 23 04:36:02 UTC 2017

The GNSO's New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group is 
establishing a new Work Track 5 (WT5) which will focus exclusively on 
geographic names at the top-level. This has been a very contentious 
issue with a wide variety of difficult-to-reconcile positions, but 
one that must be resolved prior to any future new gTLD availability.

In order to promote broad participation from across the community, 
the WG is seeking to establish a shared leadership model in WT5 with 
co-leaders from the ALAC, ccNSO, GAC and GNSO.

Past efforts in this area have included a ccNSO Study Group and a 
Cross-Community Working Group (CCWG) on the use of country names as 
Top Level Domains (TLDs). (See 
https://ccnso.icann.org/workinggroups/unctwg.htm and 

We are looking for a person who is well acquainted with the multiple 
views on the subject within ICANN, has knowledge of and preferably 
experience in the past efforts, and who can work closely with the 
ALAC and an At-Large WG supporting the effort.

We note that to a large extent, the person serving in this capacity 
is a facilitator for the Work Track and not there to put forward 
their personal positions.

Interested candidates should send an Expression of Interest detailing 
their experience and willingness to serve in all aspects of this role 
to staff at atlarge.icann.org no later than 23:59 UTC on Monday, 28 August 2017.

The ALAC will also be looking for volunteers to participate in the 
WT5 once it is established, but this Call for Volunteers is 
exclusively for the position of Co-Leader.

Alan Greenberg
Chair, ALAC
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