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Re: [ga] Call for DNSO fundraising efforts


Joanna, for your information "escrow" in French sounds exactly as "crook" :-)
BTW, Elisabeth, you probably had a typo: Ken meant the NC.
Jefsey

On 22:02 25/07/01, Joanna Lane said:
>on 7/25/01 3:11 PM, DNSO Secretariat at DNSO.Secretariat@dnso.org wrote:
>
><snip>
> > Agenda item 10: Call for Sponsors Feedback
> >
> > R. Cochetti reported on Budget Committee action concerning fund-raising
> > campaign. VeriSign is willing to match any funds raised up to $100 000. 
> Note
> > about fund rising has been distributed (see annex 3). He invited the NC
> > members to be persuasive in soliciting donations.
> >
> > Ph. Sheppard underlined that smaller contributions are most welcome and
> > invited all participants to encourage contributions within their
> > constituencies.
> >
> > K. Stubbs added that this is an ideal opportunity for GA members to
> > contribute to the DNSO work and asked a letter be sent to the GA Chair
> > requesting a relevant message be forwarded to the GA list.
>
>Hello Ken,
>What is your basis for asking individual members of the GA to contribute to
>the work of the DNSO? They have no Constituency, no seat on the NC, and no
>available Secretariat services at this time. In short,"pay to play" should
>work both ways, and until individuals have a say in how every part of the
>DNSO is run, why should we pay anything?
>
>In the circumstances, it seems reasonable for individuals, rather than
>releasing funds directly to the DNSO, to set up an Escrow account and make
>contributions subject to the formation of an Individuals Constituency vested
>with all the same priviliges enjoyed by other affected stakeholders through
>their respective constituencies, including NC representation and a seat on
>each of its various Task Forces.
>
>Would you support such a suggestion?
>
>Regards,
>Joanna
>
><snip>
> >
> > Annex 3
> >
> > DNSO FUND-RAISING EFFORTS
> >
> > As you know, after quite a few months of preparation, we are now about to
> > launch the fund-raising efforts for voluntary donations to the DNSO. These
> > funds, which will be matched by donations from VeriSign Global Registry
> > Services for up to $100,000, are primarily designed to cover the costs of
> > providing professional support to the Names Council. Without them, baring
> > any other changes, we will continue to operate on a primarily volunteer
> > basis.
> >
> > The purpose of this note is to alert you to the fact that the fund-raising
> > effort will now begin and ask that you raise this with all of the 
> members of
> > your Constituency. A fund-raising document is attached. Contributions, 
> which
> > are tax deductible in the United States, should be made payable to "ICANN
> > DNSO ACCOUNT" and mailed to ICANN. Alternatively, donors may wire transfer
> > their donations as follows:
> >
> > Information for wire transfer to ICANN account:
> >
> > Account number 09146-11724
> >
> > Routing indicator 121000358
> >
> > Bank of America Branch 0914
> >
> > 4754 Admiralty Way
> >
> > Marina del Rey, CA 90292 USA
> >
> > Telephone +1/310/247-2080
> >
> > When making wire transfers, please send tracking information to
> >
> > <accounting@icann.org>.
> >
> > Raising money for the operation of the DNSO and the Names Council is
> > important. I think that we all agree that our ability to operate
> > successfully is hindered by our all-volunteer support and that increased
> > professional support is necessary to our success. While I know that many
> > businesses and organizations -including many large businesses who benefit
> > greatly form the successful operation of the domain names system- will 
> claim
> > that they have no funds available for such donations, if each
> > organization/person who attends Names Council meetings would only 
> donate one
> > fifth of the amount of money that they spend on travel and 
> entertainment for
> > ICANN meetings to this effort, we will be amply funded.
> >
> > Please ask each of your members to make a contribution and help us push 
> them
> > a little on this.
> >
> > Roger Cochetti
> >
> > Chair
> >
> > Budget Committee
> >
> > 
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> > ____________
> >
> > Annex 4
> >
> > DNSO SEARCH COMMITTEE REPORT
> >
> > MEMBER PARTICIPATION
> >
> > Erica Roberts - Chair
> >
> > Chuck Gomes
> >
> > Vany Martinez
> >
> > Elisabeth Porteneuve
> >
> > Phillip Shepard
> >
> > Elisabeth has indicated that she in involved in a response to the RFP and
> > has withdrawn from the evaluation process.
> >
> > Vany has been out of contact and her emails are bouncing.
> >
> > Phillip recently joined the Committee following a request from the 
> Chair for
> > a replacement for members unable to participate in the evaluation and
> > selection process.
> >
> > CONSULTANT
> >
> > Ian Peter and Associates are managing the selection process and will report
> > to the Search Committee on their evaluation of applicants. Ian will also be
> > available to respond to any queries and provide guidance required by
> > committee members.
> >
> > PROGRESS:
> >
> > 1. The RFP for providers of DNSO Secretariat services (currently 
> provided by
> > Elisabeth/AFNIC) has now closed.
> >
> > 2. Eight responses have been received and are currently being evaluated by
> > Ian Peter and Associates.
> >
> > 3. The evaluation and recommendations of Ian Peter and Associates will be
> > forwarded to members of the Search Committee early next week (no later than
> > Tue, 2 Jul).
> >
> > 4. The Search Committee is scheduled to meet on Thu next week (5 Jul) to
> > consider the report of Ian Peter and Associates and determine its
> > recommendation(s) for appointment.
> >
> > 5. The recommendation of the Search Committee will be submitted to the NC
> > Budget Committee, which, in its turn, will submit a recommendation for
> > appointment to the NC.
> >
> > 6. The appointee will be offered a consultancy contract and it is expected
> > that a standard form contract will be used (with deliverables included in
> > the contract schedule). ICANN, acting on behalf of the NC, will be the
> > contract signatory.
> >
> > EVALUATION METHODOLOGY
> >
> > 1. The RFP was divided into two Sections. The first Section relates to the
> > role of the person or persons undertaking the tasks of the Manager, DNSO
> > Information and Technical Services. The second Section relates to the ISP
> > services required to support our information and technical requirements
> > (e.g. Web hosting, list servers, email, etc).
> >
> > 2. The role of Manager is considered as critical and, for this reason,
> > completion of Section 1 of the RFP was mandatory. Applicants were also
> > invited to bid for the supply of ISP services but, because these services
> > are readily available on standard commercial terms, completion of this
> > Section was optional. The NC reserved the right not to appoint any supplier
> > of ISP services through this process.
> >
> > 3. Selection of Information Manager:
> >
> > a. All selection criteria are considered mandatory and providers who 
> fail to
> > satisfy any of the criteria will be rejected as unsuitable.
> >
> > b. Where fees are in excess of $7,000 pm applicants will be rejected as
> > unsuitable;
> >
> > c. Evaluation is made against objective selection criteria.
> >
> > d. The person considered the best candidate for this position will be
> > recommended for appointment.
> >
> > 4. Selection of Internet Services Provider: The selection process will
> > follow the same principles as above. However, it is open to the Search
> > Committee not to accept any applicants but to appoint a commercial ISP if
> > this is deemed a more appropriate and cost effective approach. Ian 
> Peter and
> > Associates will indicate key options and issues for consideration by the
> > Search Committee including sponsorship issues.
> >
> > 5. Ian Peter is available to attend the meetings of the Search 
> Committee and
> > respond to any queries from Committee members.
> >
> > CONTRACT
> >
> > The Search Committee has sought ICANN guidance and assistance on the most
> > appropriate contractual arrangements and a copy of the standards 
> consultancy
> > contract used by ICANN. However, no response from ICANN has so far been
> > received and follow up on this issue is required.
> >
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> >
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