[Auctionproceeds] Fwd: Update on the auctions proceeds working group
stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca
Fri Aug 25 18:48:00 EEST 2017
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Subject: Update on the auctions proceeds working group
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 11:44:37 -0400
From: Stephanie Perrin <stephanie.perrin at MAIL.UTORONTO.CA>
Reply-To: Stephanie Perrin <stephanie.perrin at MAIL.UTORONTO.CA>
To: NCSG-DISCUSS at LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
At the Johannesburg meeting, we decided that there was enough interest
among our members that we should start a little ad hoc working group to
discuss the work of the auction proceeds group, on which I am a named
member. Anyone who wants to follow the work can do so, the website at
ICANN is here:
Non-participatory members are welcome to sign up to the mailing list
https://mm.icann.org/mailman/listinfo/ntfy-ccwg-auctionproceeds, and you
can of course always listen in to the meetings every other Thursday at
14:00 UTC. I attach the information from the last call, and I am going
to start forwarding the summary of each meeting and the reminders to
this list. SHould anyone on the NCSG list wish to join the ad hoc
group, please contact Rafik Dammak, in cc.
Progress in the working group is slow. Remember, this group is not
dispensing the money (roughly 234 million USD at this point), we are
tasked with coming up with a framework we can recommend to the Board.
At the moment, we have spent two meetings debating whether or not ICANN
should be able to replenish the reserve fund by taking some of the
auction funds (estimates vary between 50 and 80 million dollars as a
proposed figure. I am not sympathetic to that request, I think it is a
bad and unethical accounting practice to treat these funds as a kind of
slush fund. I voted against it in a doodle poll held a week or so ago,
but the issue is certainly not dead yet, so please if you disagree let
Happy to answer any questions you might have.
There will be a CCWG New gTLD Auction Proceeds call that will be held
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