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

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 21:46:10 UTC 2017

Good job!  Congrats Christopher.


*Carlton A Samuels*

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On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 8:51 PM, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>

> I am pleased to report that the ALAC has selected Christopher Wilkinson to
> be the ALAC-Appointed Co-Leasder of the GNSO's New gTLD Subsequent
> Procedures PDP Working Group WT5 on geonames at the top level.
> Alan
> At 23/08/2017 12:36 AM, Alan Greenberg wrote:
> 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 https://ccnso.icann.org/
> workinggroups/ccwg-unct.htm.)
> 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 <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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