[Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Jonathan Robinson - GNSO Appointed Co-Chair to CWG Auctions
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Thu Feb 9 10:46:17 UTC 2017
Thank you for the information Jonathan. I am surprised .web alone
accounts for about half the proceeds. Is there a link to see the rest of
On Thu, Feb 9, 2017, at 01:14 PM, Jonathan Robinson wrote:
> Thank-you James,
> Indeed, I will try to stay involved.
> From: James Gannon [mailto:james at cyberinvasion.net] Sent: 09 February
> 2017 09:51 To: jrobinson at afilias.info; ccwg-auctionproceeds at icann.org
> Subject: Re: [Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Jonathan Robinson - GNSO Appointed
> Co-Chair to CWG Auctions
> Its very unfortunate, but understandable, that you have taken these
> steps. I don’t think anyone would question your impartiality or
> ability to separate the two situations but if you feel that there
> may be a perception out there then it was undoubtedly the best
> course of action.
> I hope that you will stay as a member or participant of the group as I
> think you will be a very valuable contributor to the work of the CCWG
> and it would be even greater a loss to not have you around.
> From: <ccwg-auctionproceeds-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Jonathan
> Robinson <jrobinson at afilias.info> Organization: Afilias Reply-To:
> "jrobinson at afilias.info" <jrobinson at afilias.info> Date: Thursday 9
> February 2017 at 09:46 To: "ccwg-auctionproceeds at icann.org" <ccwg-
> auctionproceeds at icann.org> Subject: [Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Jonathan
> Robinson - GNSO Appointed Co-Chair to CWG Auctions
> Please note that I have written to the GNSO Council asking that I be
> replaced as the GNSO Appointed Co-Chair to this group – the Cross-
> Community Working Group on new gTLD Auction Proceeds (CWG Auctions).
> In this context, I would like to remind you of the following:
> 1. The net proceeds arising from ICANN’s new gTLD auctions now
> total in excess of US$230m.
> 2. In excess of US$130m of that US$230m is derived from the
> auction of .web, a TLD for which Afilias plc was an applicant
> and eventual ICANN auction participant. Moreover, Afilias is
> clearly on record as disputing the outcome of the ICANN
> auction for .web.
> The charter drafting team for the CWG Auctions placed particular
> emphasis on the issue of conflict of interest when drafting the
> Charter for this CWG. Close attention to conflict of interest related
> concerns will be necessary now in relation to the work of the CWG and,
> even more so, in future with regard to any process or mechanism that
> may be put in place as a result of the work of the CWG.
> Now, considering that the tests for conflict of interest may include
> an actual, potential or even perceived conflict of interest and given
> the context provided above, it is quite possible that I may be seen to
> have at least a perceived conflict of interest in the execution of the
> work of the CWG Auctions.
> Accordingly, I have written to the GNSO to ask that a successor co-
> chair be appointed as soon as reasonably possible.
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