SO-AC High Interest Topic Session
This session is a joint community activity designed to explore hot topics broadly impacting ICANN's multi-stakeholder community and to encourage broader collaboration on issues between ICANN's Advisory Committees and Supporting Organizations. During this moderated session, SO-AC Leaders will share their perspectives on high interest topics they have selected specially for this session. This session is designed to be a public event in the main meeting room.
Community leaders have decided on the following topic for this session - The Use of New gTLD Auction Proceeds - The Community Discussion Process, Next Steps and Other Considerations. This single topic will enable session participants to focus on a single issue that has significant implications for the ICANN community at a number of fundamental levels - including its organizational mission and accountability to the global community.
This session will be scheduled with two panels. The first panel will be a gathering of the SO-AC community leaders. The panelists in this first 30-minute session will address the following questions:
- What process should be used for deciding on how to use the new gTLD Auction Proceeds? It has been proposed that a cross-community working group should be formed. Is this the right approach? If not, what alternatives are available?
- What should be the role of the ICANN Board in this process?
- What considerations should the drafting team that will be responsible for developing the charter for the cross-community working group take into account as it develops its draft?
The second panel will consist of representatives from each of the At Large RALOs and the GNSO Stakeholder Groups and Constituencies. The panelists in this second 30-minute session will address the following questions:
- What general concepts or criteria will need to be factored in as part of the cross-community working group deliberations?
- How to ensure broad participation and involve experts from other sectors in the cross-community working group?
- How to deal with potential conflict of interests?
Broader community participation in the session will feature in-room microphone participation, remote participation via the remote participation link and the opportunity for all to "tweet" their thoughts, ideas and questions to the "#askSOAC" hashtag.
All relevant questions, comments and tweets submitted via the remote participation link and the Twitter hashtag will become a part of the formal record of this session.