[ALAC] Going beyond ICANN mission? (Was Fwd: [Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Fwd: Board reply to CCWG-AP)

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Wed Sep 6 08:15:51 UTC 2017

Hi Seun,

Its a chicken and egg situation IMHO. We need to be certain about what is
beyond ICANNs mission. I have noted in the past that some forms of outreach
appeared to fall under this category hence i would be of a similar view
On Sep 6, 2017 10:29 AM, "Seun Ojedeji" <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> There has been ongoing discussion in reaction to the attached letter from
> the Board. The discussion has been around using the auction funds for
> purpose beyond the ICANN mission. I was of the opinion that her mission
> though has a scope was broad enough to ensure the funds have a global reach
> as much as possible.
> However I have also noticed some members (notably Alan) have the view that
> the funds should be used beyond the ICANN mission scope. While it's not
> important that we share same opinion I also don't want to take lightly
> veterans view on this matter, perhaps am missing something :-)
> Specifically, is there a disadvantage for At-Large if the auction funds is
> used within ICANN mission that makes it so important for us to support
> acting outside of the ICANN mission?
> The specific thread can be followed here:
> http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/ccwg-auctionproceeds/2017-
> September/000470.html
> I like to read comments from folks here to better inform my participation.
> Regards
> Sent from my mobile
> Kindly excuse brevity and typos
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Erika Mann" <erika at erikamann.com>
> Date: Sep 4, 2017 3:29 PM
> Subject: [Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Fwd: Board reply to CCWG-AP
> To: <ccwg-auctionproceeds at icann.org>
> Cc:
> Dear All -
> herewith I'm forwarding Steve's reply to our letter.
> We will have a first exchange on Thursday this week, during our CCWG AP
> call. I send Steve already a quick reply, saying that we will discuss the
> Board letter then for the first time.
> Best,
> Erika
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Steve Crocker <steve.crocker at board.icann.org>
> Date: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 3:19 PM
> Subject: Board reply to CCWG-AP
> To: Erika Mann <erika at erikamann.com>, Ching Chiao <chiao at brandma.co>,
> Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>
> Cc: Steve Crocker <steve.crocker at board.icann.org>, Marika Konings <
> marika.konings at icann.org>, Icann-board ICANN <icann-board at icann.org>,
> Avri Doria <avri at apc.org>, "Sarah B. Deutsch" <sarahbdeutsch at gmail.com>,
> Board Operations <Board-Ops-Team at icann.org>, Sally Costerton <
> sally.costerton at icann.org>, Samantha Eisner <Samantha.Eisner at icann.org>,
> Lauren Allison <lauren.allison at icann.org>
> Dear Erika and Ching,
> Thank you for your letter received on May 22, 2017 on behalf of the Cross
> Community Working Group on New gTLD Auction Proceeds (CCWG-AP) in response
> to the Board email of March 2nd 2017.
> On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to see that we are aligned in our
> thinking regarding the points discussed in the original email.
> Specifically, in response to your letter, please find attached a letter
> including additional acknowledgements and requested clarifications.
> Thank you again for your efforts leading this work.
> Steve
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