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[council] ICANN Seeks Volunteers

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  • From: Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 15:16:04 -0800
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February 7, 2012
Volunteers Sought to Help Evaluate Generic Top-Level Domain Applicants Seeking 
Financial Support
New Panel Will Help Expand Internet's Reach

Marina del Rey, California... The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and 
Numbers (ICANN) is seeking volunteers who will assist in the evaluation of 
those organizations seeking financial support to apply for a new generic 
Top-Level Domain (gTLD).

"These volunteers will be key to ICANN's effort to assure that the 
less-developed parts of the world are able to participate in the new Domain 
name program," said Kurt Pritz, Senior Vice President. "The panel members will 
make a real impact in ensuring that the opportunities for innovation and 
economic development created by the Internet are open to everyone."

The volunteers will be chosen for their background and experience in areas such 
as running a small business, operating in developing economies, analyzing 
business plans, serving in the public interest, managing a domain name registry 
service, or awarding grants.

The financial assistance component of the Applicant Support Program offers a 
limited number of qualifying applicants the opportunity to pay a reduced 
evaluation fee of $47,000 instead of the full evaluation fee of $185,000.

The selected volunteers will assist in the evaluation of financial support 
applicants in the context of established public interest, financial 
capabilities and financial need criteria as outlined in the "Financial 

Those who are interested in applying, should review the criteria, time 
commitment and other expectations, which are detailed here: 


 *   To learn more about the Applicant Support Program, go here: 

 *   To read the New gTLD Financial Assistance Handbook, go here: 

 *   To learn more about the New gTLD program, go here:  

Glen de Saint Géry

GNSO Secretariat



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