1. JAS WG Charter (original Charter - April 2010)
Note: This Working Group has re initiated its activities in January 2011 under a new extended Charter
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)
The Working Group will operate according to the interim working group guidelines set out in the Draft Working guidelines of 5 Feb 2010
WT1 - Work team on reviewing application fee structure
Volunteers: Tony Harris, Rafik Dammak, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Richard Tindal, Elaine Pruis, Andrew Mack
Cost consideration document from DAG 1, see http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/cost-considerations-23oct08-en.pdf
Updated cost consideration document, Oct 2009, see: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/cost-considerations-04oct09-en.pdf
WT2 - Work team "Who and what" on identifying applicants in need of support
Volunteers: Andrew Mack, Carlos Aguirre, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Elaine Pruis, Rafik Dammak
Special Programs and Funds for LDCs at http://www.unohrlls.org/en/ldc/178/
UN and civil society/NGOs cooperation regarding LDC at http://www.unohrlls.org/en/partnerships/related/53/
UNDP, at http://www.undp.org/
UNIDO, at http://www.unido.org/
GKP, Global Knowledge Partnership at http://www.globalknowledgepartnership.org/index.cfm
Council of Country Code Administrators at http://www.coccaregistry.net/
Which applicants may need support?
Based on country origin?
LDC (Least Developed Countries) at http://www.unohrlls.org/en/ldc/related/62/
LDC criteria at http://www.unohrlls.org/en/ldc/related/59/
LLDC (Landlocked Developing Countries) at http://www.unohrlls.org/en/lldc/39/
LLDC description at http://www.unohrlls.org/en/lldc/31/
SIDS (Small Island Developing States) at http://www.unohrlls.org/en/sids/44/
SIDS description at http://www.unohrlls.org/en/sids/43/
Based on legal form?
Non-profit organizations - structure overview at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-profit_organizations
Non-governmental organizations - structure overview at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGO
Based on orientation, goals?