<font color="#FF0000"><b><u>THE DEADLINE FOR MEMBER APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN
EXTENDED TO 23:59 UTC, THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY 2017.<br><br>
This is a CALL FOR CANDIDATES in the At-Large Community for the ICANN
Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) on New gTLD Auction Proceeds.
The new generic top level domain (gTLD) Program established auctions as a
mechanism of last resort to resolve the competition sets between
identical or similar terms (strings) for new gTLDs Currently the fund
contains over $230 million dollars (note that $132 million of this is
related to an auction that is being disputed).<br><br>
The CCWG is tasked with developing a proposal(s) for consideration by the
Chartering Organizations (those ICANN Supporting Organizations and
Advisory Committees that have adopted the CCWG Charter) on the mechanism
that should be developed in order to allocate the new gTLD Auction
Proceeds. That proposal will then be submitted to the ICANN
Note that the CCWG will NOT be deciding on projects to be funded, but
rather on the mechanism to be used to allocate funds.<br><br>
</u></b>As one of the Chartering organizations, the ALAC may name five
people to be Members of the CCWG and presuming sufficient qualified
candidates, our intent is to select one per ICANN region (based on
citizenship as per ALAC membership). <br><br>
Full details of the CCWG may be found at
Members must commit to actively participate in the activities of the
CCWG. The estimated average workload will be no less than 3-4 hours per
week. This means attending conference calls which will likely last 60-90
minutes per week (some of which will be held at inconvenient hours to
accommodate world-wide participation) and mailing list participation.
Past CCWGs have also formed sub-groups to divide the work. If this CCWG
does so, that might increase workload. The total length of engagement is
likely to be at least 1 year. The CCWG, any sub-groups it forms, and its
mailing lists will all be conducted in English and all Members must be
There will be a Working Group within At-Large which will support our five
CCWG Members, and all Members are also expected to participate in that WG
as well. Members will also participate in any At-Large briefings and
Webinars on the subject.<br><br>
Those interested in applying to be formally appointed to the CCWG Auction
Proceeds by the ALAC should submit an Expression of Interest (EoI)
<li>A resume (maximum three pages)
<li>A statement explaining why they are interested in serving in this
capacity and what skills or background they have which will help them in
<li>A Declaration of Interests indicating any potential or actual
<li>A declaration that they can devote the time needed to participate in
the CCWG and the associated At-Large WG activities.
<li>Agreement that prior to the formal selection by the ALAC, they will
attend CCWG meetings (see IMPORTANT NOTE at bottom of this message).
</u></b>All EoIs must be sent to <b><u>firstname.lastname@example.org</u></b> by
<u>Sunday, 22 January 2017 at 23:59 UTC</u>.
<font color="#FF0000"><b><u>EXTENDED TO 23:59 UTC, THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY
</u></b></font>All applications will be reviewed in confidence by the
ALAC Appointee Selection Committee (AASC) which will make recommendations
to the ALAC on who to appoint. For AASC Membership, see
<a href="https://community.icann.org/x/VwebAw" eudora="autourl">
EoIs will be available only to the AASC and ICANN At-Large Staff.
Based on an initial review of the EoI, a telephone/Skype interview of the
candidates may be conducted by members of the AASC.<br><br>
<font color="#0000FF"><b><u>IMPORTANT NOTE:</u> The first meeting of the
CCWG will take place on Thursday, 26 January at 15:00 UTC for 60 Minutes.
Since the ALAC selections will not be done by then, ALL Applicants must
either attend this meeting and subsequent meetings or listen to the