[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN Seeks Evaluators for the Support Applicant Review Panel (SARP) - Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 09:41:26 SAST 2012

ICANN Seeks Evaluators for the Support Applicant Review Panel (SARP) -
Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

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 3 February 2012

ICANN is seeking individuals to serve on the Support Applicant Review Panel
(SARP), an important component of the New gTLD Applicant Support
seeks to serve the global public interest by ensuring worldwide
accessibility to, and competition within, the New gTLD Program. Panelists
will be responsible for evaluating and scoring applications for financial

As new gTLDs are ushering in the biggest change to the Internet in years,
SARP volunteers will be on the front line of the effort to lessen the
digital divide by expanding the Internet to less-developed parts of the
world. They will be part of an exclusive group of individuals 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. SARP volunteers will make a real and lasting contribution to
ensuring that the opportunities for innovation and economic development
created by the Internet are open to all.

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 USD 47,000 instead of the full evaluation fee of USD

SARP members will evaluate support applications against the established
public interest, financial capabilities and financial need criteria
outlined in the Financial Assistance
710 KB] and as a group they will score each applicant.  It is
important to note that panelists will not weigh the relative merits of
overall gTLD applications.

If you are interested in applying to be a SARP member, please review the
criteria, time commitment and other expectations as detailed in the posted
172 KB].
Useful References

   - Applicant Support Program:
   - New gTLD Financial Assistance Handbook:
710 KB]
   - Basic informational materials about the New gTLD program:
   - New gTLD Applicant Guidebook:
3.79 MB]
   - About ICANN: http://www.icann.org/en/about/
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