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Membership in the Cross Community Group is open to any stakeholder. There are no prescribed membership numbers or methods of selection to this group. The Cross Community Group is envisioned as the place for representative participation for the ICANN community.  Those who wish to follow and observe the work of the Cross Community Group will be able to do so through the open working methods expected for the Cross Community Group. The development of the Cross Community Group addresses comments made regarding the need for representation across ICANN's SOs, ACs, and the GNSO SG's in a way that is fully community directed. The community – not ICANN leadership – selects the members.  One of the first tasks of the Cross Community Group will be to select its Chair and the stakeholder expert participants to thethe Coordination Group to allow the Coordination Group to meet at ICANN 51 in October 2014.


The Cross Community Group work is expected to proceed through open and transparent working methods.  All meetings of the Cross Community Group will be through virtual methods, though there will be opportunities for face-to-face interactions at ICANN meetings where members are already in attendance.1The  The first such opportunity will be at the October 2014 ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles, California.