[At-Large] Fwd: ICANN News Alert -- Express Interest in Becoming a Panel Member for the New gTLD Program PIC Dispute Resolution Procedure

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  [image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert

 Express Interest in Becoming a Panel Member for the New gTLD Program PIC
Dispute Resolution Procedure

5 February 2014

ICANN is seeking Expressions of Interest to serve on the Public Interest
Commitment Dispute Resolution Procedure Standing Panel. *Please send to
PICDRP-SP-EOI at icann.org <PICDRP-SP-EOI at icann.org> by 19 February 2014*.
Expressions of Interest will be maintained as confidential. Respondents are
urged to read the
208 KB] prior to submitting an Expression of Interest.

   1. As part of the New gTLD Program, ICANN has put in place the Public
   Interest Commitment Dispute Resolution
208 KB] ("PICDRP") to address reports of a Registry Operator's
   non-compliance with one or more of the public interest commitments included
   in Specification 11 of its Registry Agreement with ICANN.
   2. During the compliance review and investigation process for a report
   submitted to ICANN under the PICDRP, ICANN may call upon the Standing Panel
   to review one or more reports in order to evaluate whether the Registry
   Operator was or was not in compliance with Specification 11 of the Registry

 Composition of Standing Panel

   1. The Standing Panel shall consist of a minimum of three members, with
   more members to be added as deemed necessary. Not all members of the
   Standing Panel are necessary to the consideration of each report referred
   by ICANN.
   2. The Standing Panel members should have diversity in geographic and
   cultural representation. Diversity of experience will be considered in
   completing the composition of the Panel.

 Proposed Qualifications of Standing Panel Members


   In consideration of the scope and areas of expertise required, that
   Standing Panel members, in the aggregate, should have expertise and
   significant knowledge in the following (or similar) aspects/areas.
    1. Online content
      2. Public policy
      3. Trademark protection
      4. International dispute resolution
      5. Cultural studies
      6. Judicial and/or legal experience
      7. DNS technical experience
      8. Regulatory background
      9. Sociological research experience
      10. Contract interpretation experience
      11. Licensing experience
      12. Cybersecurity

   Panel members should have demonstrated recognition of expertise and
   knowledge through high-level positions, peer group recognition, and/or
   history of publications/presentations on relevant topics.

 Conflict of Interests

All Panel members must be independent from ICANN (i.e., not an ICANN
employee; not a member of any ICANN Sponsoring Organization or Advisory
Committee; not affiliated with any registrar or registry holding a contract
with ICANN). Further, all Panel members must adhere to ICANN's conflicts of
interest policy and annually complete a Conflicts of Interest Disclosure
 Time Commitment

   1. To keep the costs and burdens of evaluation as low as possible,
   absent exceptional circumstances, the Standing Panel is expected to conduct
   its proceedings by email, by telephone and otherwise via the Internet.
   2. It is anticipated that the Standing Panel may start to have matters
   referred to it by ICANN within one month of the Panel formation. The
   members of the Standing Panel will be required to review reference and
   training materials prior to receiving matters such that the Panel members
   understand the Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Process. For
   each matter referred, the Standing Panel will be expected to evaluate
   compliance by the Registry Operator and report its evaluation results to
   ICANN. The Standing Panel is expected to deliver its evaluation results to
   ICANN within 15 days of reference by ICANN.
   3. At present it is unclear how many matters will be referred to any
   given Standing Panel member; over time this may become more predictable
   based on the nature and number of the reports submitted.

 Fees for Service on Standing Panel

Fees to be determined based on, among other things, proposals received.
 Terms of Standing Panel Member

For the purpose of continuity and consistency, the terms of Standing Panel
members will be staggered. For a start, the terms of two of the Standing
Panel member shall be two (2) years and the term of the third member shall
be one (1) year. Subsequent terms of new members and renewal of terms shall
be two (2) years and members, with agreement from ICANN, are allowed to
renew for a maximum of two (2) terms.

It is anticipated that the Standing Panel membership will be announced by
end of March 2014.
 Submit an Expression of Interest

Send an email to PICDRP-SP-EOI at icann.org by 19 February 2014.

*[NOTE: This announcement was first published on newgtlds.icann.org
<http://newgtlds.icann.org> in December 2013. The deadline for expressions
of interest has been extended to 19 February 2014 and we're publishing here
on icann.org <http://icann.org> to get the word out to a broader audience.]*

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