SO-AC New gTLD Applicant Support Working Group

CURRENT DRAFT FINAL REPORT (last review - Aug 31) Draft Final Report JAS WG v2.9.Aug31-Clean.pdf\

CURRENT ADDENDA, With Public Comments Summary & Analysis (Aug 31) ADDENDA-JAS WG Aug31.pdf\

JAS WG Charter

Chartered objectives for the Working Group:

Preamble: The Joint SO/AC Working Group on New gTLD Applicant Support shall evaluate and propose recommendations regarding specific support to new gTLD applicants in justified cases. The working group expects to identify suitable criteria for provision of such support, to identify suitable support forms and to identify potential providers of such support. However, there is no presumption that the outcome will imply any particular governing structure. Accordingly, if the recommendations indicate that the preferred solutions are of a voluntary nature, the criteria and other provisions arrived at in line with the objectives below will solely serve as advice to the parties concerned. The objectives are not listed in any priority order. An overall consideration is that the outcomes of the WG should not lead to delays of the New gTLD process.

Objective 1: To identify suitable criteria that new gTLD applicants must fulfill to qualify for dedicated support. The criteria may be different for different types of support identified in line with Objective 2 and 3 below.

Objective 2: To identify how the application fee can be reduced and/or subsidized to accommodate applicants that fulfill appropriate criteria to qualify for this benefit, in keeping with the principle of full cost recovery of the application process costs.

Objective 3: To identify what kinds of support (e.g. technical assistance, organizational assistance, financial assistance, fee reduction) and support timelines (e.g. support for the application period only, continuous support) are appropriate for new gTLD applicants fulfilling identified criteria.

Objective 4: To identify potential providers of the identified kinds of support as well as appropriate mechanisms to enable support provisioning.

(Objective 5: To identify conditions and mechanisms required to minimize the risk of inappropriate access to support. Agreed within WG)

Operating Procedures for the Working Group

The Working Group will operate according to the interim working group guidelines set out in the Draft Working guidelines of 5 Feb 2010




29 April

First conference call. Preparations for chair election and charter. Work planning

10 May

Adoption of charter by participating SOs and ACs

5 May - 9 June

Weekly conference calls. Drafting of recommendation.

15 June

Posting of "snapshot" on WG's plans and progress for public comment

21-25 June

Community discussions during ICANN Brussels Meeting

10 July - 10 August

Weekly conference calls resumed, development of final recommendation based on public comments received.

13 August

Final recommendation posted.


ICANN Board resolution, see
GNSO Council resolution, see 20100401 (scroll) at

Members and their SoIs

Final Document Development

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[V2.1 include comments and snapshot text[alacsoacnewgtldwg:Draft%20Final%20Report%20JAS%20WG%20v2.1.doc\ |pdf]|^Draft%20Final%20Report%20JAS%20WG%20v2.1.pdf]

Work Deferred

alacsoacnewgtldwg:Draft Final Report for discussion on 17 August 2010\


The full text of the comments may be found at

alacsoacnewgtldwg:Initial summary\

Work Team Efforts

WT1 - Work team on reviewing application fee structure*

Volunteers: Tony Harris, Rafik Dammak, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Richard Tindal, Elaine Pruis, Andrew Mack

WT1 - working text\

Cost consideration document from DAG 1, see
Updated cost consideration document, Oct 2009, see:
Documents from Tony Harris: AAA-DOT%20LAT-COMMENTS%20I.doc\


WT2 - Work team "Who and what" on identifying applicants in need of support*

WT2 - working Text\

Volunteers: Andrew Mack, Carlos Aguirre, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Elaine Pruis, Rafik Dammak

Support organizations/programs
Special Programs and Funds for LDCs at
UN and civil society/NGOs cooperation regarding LDC at
UNDP, at
GKP, Global Knowledge Partnership at
Council of Country Code Administrators at

Which applicants may need support?
Based on country origin?
LDC (Least Developed Countries) at
LDC criteria at
LLDC (Landlocked Developing Countries) at
LLDC description at
SIDS (Small Island Developing States) at
SIDS description at
Based on legal form?
Non-profit organizations - structure overview at
Non-governmental organizations - structure overview at
Based on orientation, goals?

Document from Andrew Mack: WT2%20proposals%20Andrew%2020100607.doc\
Document from Elaine Pruis (letter): JAS_WG_RequestForSupport_V1.doc\

June Announcement\ (=link to it)

Posting on the ICANN website Comments area

Blog posting - call for input and comments

alacsoacnewgtldwg:Draft slides for 23 june Workshop\

session questions and comments, from transcript

alacsoacnewgtldwg:African statement, Brussels, June 2010\


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