[council] Regarding support for needy applicants

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Tue Nov 2 15:20:56 UTC 2010

Hello All,

Rafik requested that I post my response to his question about the board resolution on needy applicants.

Bruce Tonkin

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Tonkin 
Sent: Friday, 29 October 2010 11:55 PM
To: 'Rafik Dammak'
Subject: RE: [council] ICANN Board resolutions from 28 October 2010 meeting

Hello Rafik,

>>  can you please clarify the Board request about criteria for eligibility?

The report from the working group stated:

'The primary criterion for eligibility is financial need.   The definition of financial need and the method for determining the needs of an application has not been established by the WG at this time."

So I believe that the Board is suggesting that further work be done in that area.  

Important considerations would be criteria for how to identify needy applicants, how many such applicants there is likely to be, how to select amongst needy applicants if there is limited funding, who would make that selection etc.

Bruce Tonkin

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