<html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></head><body dir="auto"><div><br></div><div>Begin forwarded message:<br><br></div><blockquote type="cite"><div><b>From:</b> Grace Abuhamad <<a href="mailto:grace.abuhamad@icann.org">grace.abuhamad@icann.org</a>><br><b>Date:</b> April 23, 2015 at 5:55:12 AM PDT<br><b>To:</b> "<a href="mailto:cwg-stewardship@icann.org">cwg-stewardship@icann.org</a>" <<a href="mailto:cwg-stewardship@icann.org">cwg-stewardship@icann.org</a>><br><b>Cc:</b> Brenda Brewer <<a href="mailto:brenda.brewer@icann.org">brenda.brewer@icann.org</a>><br><b>Subject:</b> <b>[CWG-Stewardship] Please Circulate: Announcement and Public Comment page for the 2nd Draft!</b><br><br></div></blockquote><blockquote type="cite"><div><div>Dear CWG-Stewardship Ambassadors, </div><div><br></div><div>Here are two important links to circulate as widely as the multistakeholder model can reach:  </div><ul><li>Announcement: <a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-22-en">https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-22-en</a></li><li>Public Comment page: <a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cwg-stewardship-draft-proposal-2015-04-22-en">https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cwg-stewardship-draft-proposal-2015-04-22-en</a></li></ul><div>Also, we have about 30 people registered for each of the webinars tomorrow, but it would be great to recirculate the webinar announcement again as well: </div><div><a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-16-en">https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-16-en</a></div><div><br></div><div>Thank you!</div><div>Grace</div><div><br></div><div><h1 style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 1.31rem; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-family: Lato, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); padding: 0px 0px 1rem; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(207, 207, 207); widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-weight: 500 !important;">2nd Draft Proposal of the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an <abbr title="Internet Assigned Numbers Authority" style="box-sizing: border-box; unicode-bidi: bidi-override; direction: ltr; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dotted; cursor: help; -webkit-transition: all 0.2s; transition: all 0.2s;">IANA </abbr>Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions</h1><div class="addthis_toolbox addthis_default_style addthis_32x32_style u-text-xxxl" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 1.62rem; margin-bottom: 30px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; widows: 1; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a class="addthis_button_linkedin u-linkClean u-colorGrey at300b" target="_blank" title="LinkedIn" href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-22-en#" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); cursor: pointer; margin-right: 7.5px; float: left; padding: 0px 2px; width: auto; background-color: transparent; text-decoration: none !important; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span class="fa fa-linkedin" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; line-height: 1; font-family: FontAwesome; font-size: 1.2rem; text-rendering: auto; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;"></span></a><a class="addthis_button_facebook u-linkClean u-colorGrey at300b" title="Facebook" href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-22-en#" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); cursor: pointer; margin-right: 7.5px; float: left; padding: 0px 2px; width: auto; background-color: transparent; text-decoration: none !important; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span class="fa fa-facebook" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; line-height: 1; font-family: FontAwesome; font-size: 1.2rem; text-rendering: auto; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;"></span></a><a class="addthis_button_twitter u-linkClean u-colorGrey at300b" title="Tweet" href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-22-en#" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); cursor: pointer; margin-right: 7.5px; float: left; padding: 0px 2px; width: auto; background-color: transparent; text-decoration: none !important; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span class="fa fa-twitter" style="box-sizing: border-box; display: inline-block; line-height: 1; font-family: FontAwesome; font-size: 1.2rem; text-rendering: auto; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;"></span></a><a class="addthis_button_sinaweibo u-linkClean u-colorGrey at300b" target="_blank" title="Sina Weibo" href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-22-en#" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); cursor: pointer; margin-right: 7.5px; float: left; padding: 0px 2px; width: auto; background-color: transparent; text-decoration: none !important; background-posit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