[Gnso-newgtld-wg] - Welcome to the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP WG

Khaled Koubaa khaled.koubaa at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 23:55:12 UTC 2016

Dear members,

I would like to volunteer for the role of Vice-Chair, according to the
point 2.2 of the GNSO Working Group Guidelines, for the New gTLD Subsequent
Procedures PDP WG.

I am involved in the Internet policy ecosystem since the WSIS in Tunisia
back in 2005, since than I founded the Tunisian Internet Society chapter in
2006, and then elected in Board of Trustees of the Internet Society in
2009. I also served as Board of Directors member of the AfriNIC and as
member of the PIR Advisory Board for 6 years.

My involvement within ICANN, beside the WSIS process, began exactly 10
years ago in Marrakech 2006 ICANN meeting. I am a founding member of the
AfRALO where I represented the African region in the ICANN NomCom for 2
years. In 2009, I Chaired the At-Large gTLD working group statement on
Applicant Guidebook V2. I was also involved in the Arabic Script IDN
Working  Group (ASIWG).  In 2009, I co-authored a pre-feasibility study to
create a new Dot Arab TLD, now being led by the Arab League.

I am actively involved in the MENA regional DNS ecosystem through the
Middle East DNS Forum and the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG).

I recently volunteered for the  gTLD Marketplace Health Index Advisory

I have no conflict of interest. I work as an independent consultant. Before
that I worked for Google as Head of Public Policy and Government Relations
in MENA. I am able to commit time to serve the New gTLD Subsequent
Procedures PDP WG.


Khaled Koubaa
Twitter : @koubaak <https://twitter.com/koubaak>
LinkedIn : http://lnked.in/kkoubaa

2016-02-17 22:15 GMT+01:00 Steve Chan via Gnso-newgtld-wg <
gnso-newgtld-wg at icann.org>:

> Dear WG Members,
> While there have already been some emails exchanged, I wanted to take the
> opportunity to welcome you all and thank you for volunteering for the New
> gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process Working Group (PDP
> WG). In addition to the information already shared in the call for
> volunteers, I wanted to provide you with some further details concerning
> next steps.
> *First meeting*
> Monday 22 February at 22:00 UTC
> *Statements of Interest*
> The majority of Members have already completed this task, but as requested
> by the GNSO Secretariat in the confirmation email that you received after
> signing up for this WG, please provide a Statement of Interest by going to:
> https://community.icann.org/x/cYLg if you have not done so already. You
> will need to use your Confluence Login ID and Password to access this and
> other workspaces within the Confluence wiki site. If you are a new
> Confluence user, your ID and Password should have been provided to you;
> please let gnso-secs at icann.org
> <https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/gnso-rds-pdp-wg> know if you have
> not yet received them. The current list of members and observers, including
> SOIs provided, can be found here: https://community.icann.org/x/Ogp1Aw.
> *WG Leadership*
> Per the Council's resolution, until such time as the New gTLD Subsequent
> Procedures PDP WG selects a chair(s) for the WG and that chair(s) is/are
> confirmed by the GNSO Council, the GNSO Council liaison to the WG, Paul
> McGrady, will serve as the interim chair. For those interested in
> volunteering for a leadership position in the WG, please review the
> attached document, which outlines the tasks and expected skills of a GNSO
> WG Chair. *If you would like to put forth your name for a WG leadership
> position, please feel free to do so on the email list in advance of the
> first meeting as it is hoped that the selection of the WG Chair(s) will
> take place during that first meeting. *
> *Recommended materials to review prior to the first meeting*
> Please review the materials posted on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures
> PDP WG's wiki (see https://community.icann.org/x/PAp1Aw) prior to the
> first meeting, especially:
>    - The Final Issue Report (
>    http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/new-gtlds/subsequent-procedures-final-issue-04dec15-en.pdf
>    );
>    - The PDP WG Charter (
>    http://gnso.icann.org/en/issues/new-gtlds/subsequent-procedures-charter-21jan16-en.pdf
>    <https://community.icann.org/x/E4xlAw>);
>    - The GNSO Working Group Guidelines (
>    http://gnso.icann.org/council/annex-1-gnso-wg-guidelines-08apr11-en.pdf
>    );
>    - The PDP Manual (
>    http://gnso.icann.org/council/annex-2-pdp-manual-13jun13-en.pdf)
> *Newcomer webinars*
> For those that are new to a GNSO Working Group and/or the GNSO Policy Development Process, we'll be hosting two separate webinars in the near future that are intended to aid newcomers to the GNSO to learn about the administrative workings of a WG (conference call facilities, Adobe Connect, wiki, etc) as well as the GNSO Policy Development Process. You will be receiving further information about these in a separate email. The WG may also identify needs for additional introductory webinars or tutorial materials.
> Should you have any questions or comments, please let us know.
> Best,
> Steve
> *Steven Chan*
> Sr. Policy Manager
> *ICANN *12025 Waterfront Drive, Suite 300
> Los Angeles, CA 90094-2536
> steve.chan at icann.org
> direct: +1.310.301.3886
> mobile: +1.310.339.4410
> tel: +1.310.301.5800
> fax: +1.310.823.8649
> _______________________________________________
> Gnso-newgtld-wg mailing list
> Gnso-newgtld-wg at icann.org
> https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/gnso-newgtld-wg
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/gnso-newgtld-wg/attachments/20160220/cd167c5c/attachment.html>

More information about the Gnso-newgtld-wg mailing list