[CCWG-ACCT] FW: gTLD Auctions vs Travel Costs

Phil Buckingham phil at dotadvice.co.uk
Thu Jan 28 20:52:20 UTC 2016

Thanks Grace, Marika,


CCWG members  - note the following . Is this now adequately covered in the
Mission statement and  Core Values ?

Following the .shop auction today , netting ICANN $41.5 M,   a separate,
ring fenced account  now has over $100M in it.









Discussion Paper on new gTLD Auction Proceeds 




7 December 


Author: ICANN Staff








New gTLD Program


The purpose of an auction is to resolve contention in a clear, objective
manner. It is planned that 

costs of the new gTLD program will offset by fees, so any funds coming from
a last resort contention 

resolution mechanism such as auctions would result (after paying for the
auction process) in 

additional funding. Any proceeds from auctions will be reserved and
earmarked until the uses of 

funds are determined. Funds must be used in a manner that supports 

directly ICANN's Mission and 

Core Values and also allows ICANN to maintain its not for profit status. 

Possible uses of auction funds include formation of a foundation with a
clear mission and a 

transparent way to allocate funds to projects that are of in

terest to the greater Internet community, 

such as grants to support new gTLD applications or registry operators from
communities in 

subsequent gTLD rounds, the creation of an ICANN




based fund for specific 

projects for the benefit of 

the Internet community, the creation of a registry continuity fund for the 

protection of registrants (ensuring that funds would be in place to support
the operation of a gTLD 

registry until a successor could be found), or establishment of a security
fund t

o expand use of secure 

protocols, conduct research, and support standards development organizations
in accordance with 

ICANN's security and stability mission


New gTLD Applicant Guidebook 






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[mailto:accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Grace
Sent: 28 January 2016 19:02
To: Accountability Cross Community
Subject: [CCWG-ACCT] FW: gTLD Auctions vs Travel Costs


Forwarding on behalf of Marika Konings.


From: Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 1:49 PM
To: "James M. Bladel" <jbladel at godaddy.com>, Greg Shatan
<gregshatanipc at gmail.com>, Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>
Cc: Accountability Cross Community
<accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] gTLD Auctions vs Travel Costs


Please note that the updated discussion paper which factors in the input
received as a result of the public comment forum can be found here: New gTLD
Auction Proceeds
<http://gnso.icann.org/en/drafts/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-07dec15-en.pdf> -


Best regards,




From: <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of "James
M. Bladel" <jbladel at godaddy.com>
Date: Thursday 28 January 2016 at 12:40
To: Greg Shatan <gregshatanipc at gmail.com>, Andrew Sullivan
<ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>
Cc: "accountability-cross-community at icann.org"
<accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] gTLD Auctions vs Travel Costs


To clarify: the CWG itself has not yet been convened.  It's only the
Drafting Team is that is starting up.







From: <accountability-cross-community-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Greg
Shatan <gregshatanipc at gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 12:35 
To: Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>
Cc: "accountability-cross-community at icann.org"
<accountability-cross-community at icann.org>
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] gTLD Auctions vs Travel Costs




There was a discussion paper posted for public comment before Dublin, with
comments ended November 8.

Subsequent to that, SO/AC chairs were invited on January 6 to propose
members of the charter Drafting Team that James Bladel mentioned.  

Like you, I can't find evidence of this (other than having seen a copy of
the email referred to above), but I expect that will change once the DT
actually gets underway.




On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 12:53 PM, Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com>

On Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 12:28:48PM -0500, Avri Doria wrote:
> At the very least, I believe they are holding these funds in a separate
> account, or something like that, until the Board decides what it want s
> to do.  Hard to know for sure.

There was a session about this in BA:


I am unable to find evidence that the relevant CWG has in fact been
started, but I can never find anything on the ICANN website, so that's
no guide as to whether it's happened.


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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