[AFRI-Discuss] EXTENSION: CCWG Auction Proceeds - Call for Candidates

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Jan 23 15:31:37 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 
(EoI) including:
    * 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).

All EoIs must be sent to staff at atlarge.icann.org by Sunday, 22 
January 2017 at 23:59 UTC. EXTENDED TO 23:59 UTC, THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY 2017

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 
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 recordings.

Alan Greenberg
Chair, ALAC

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