[AFRI-Discuss] Call for Candidates: CCWG Auction Proceeds
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Wed Jan 11 05:32:28 UTC 2017
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).
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 Board.
Note that the CCWG will NOT be deciding on projects to be funded, but
rather on the mechanism to be used to allocate funds.
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).
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 sufficiently fluent.
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.
Those interested in applying to be formally appointed to the CCWG
Auction Proceeds by the ALAC should submit an Expression of Interest
* A resume (maximum three pages)
* A statement explaining why they are interested in serving in
this capacity and what skills or background they have which will help
them in this CCWG.
* A Declaration of Interests indicating any potential or actual conflicts.
* A declaration that they can devote the time needed to
participate in the CCWG and the associated At-Large WG activities.
* Agreement that prior to the formal selection by the ALAC, they
will attend CCWG meetings (see IMPORTANT NOTE at bottom of this message).
The ALAC may also name a Co-Chair of the CCWG and the ALAC has
indicated that it intends to do so. Applications are also invited to
be the ALAC Co-Chair of the CCWG. The Co-Chairs play an
administrative role only and do not participate in the substantive
discussions of the CCWG. The time commitment of the Co-Chair is
expected to be larger than that of a CCWG Member. Co-Chairs should
have experience in chairing meetings and managing multi-cultural,
diverse and potentially difficult groups. The EoI for Co-Chair should
include all of the items required for Members.
All EoIs must be sent to staff at atlarge.icann.org by Sunday, 22
January 2017 at 23:59 UTC.
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
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The first meeting of the CCWG will take place on
Friday, 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 recordings.
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