From: Denise Michel
Subject: [ALSC-Forum] Views of TWNIC on proposed action statement - FYI
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 15:27:53 -0800
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> > *Draft* Proposed Action Statement for ICANN's Board
> > Based on an extensive outreach, discussion, research, and
> > consensus-building
> > campaign the ALSC recommends that, on November 15, 2001, the ICANN Board
> > adopt the following recommendations concerning At-Large participation
> > and representation.
> > (1) The Board affirms that individual Internet users have a significant
> > stake in ICANN's activities and should have the opportunity of fully
> > participating in ICANN.
> > (2) While the ALSC's final report remains open for comment and
> > consideration, the Board acknowledges that the following basic
> > should guide expedited action on At-Large:
> > (a) Create an At-Large Supporting Organization (ALSO) as a
> > regionally-based framework for informed participation of any interested
individual and for
> > At-Large involvement in ICANN policy and decision-making (including
> > mechanisms to foster discussion among individuals and with ICANN's
> > decision-making bodies);
> Glad to see it happens.
> > (b) Focus At-Large membership on an identifiable and vested community
> > ALSO electorate) to provide a practical mechanism for voter
> > registration and
> > self-funding (e.g. The ALSC recommends that membership be based on
> > individual domain name holders);
> IDNH mechanisms can't represent all individual Internet users and how to
let other stakeholders have opportunity of fully participating in ICANN is
big issue to this fundmental problem. For examples, university professors or
other Internet related organizations' members also have high interest to
participate in ICANN process. At-large membership should extend to other
identifiable and vested community but not just for IDNHs.
> > (c) Provide a proportionate role for At-Large members in selecting
> > Board (along with other ICANN constituencies) (e.g. The ALSC recommends
> > At-Large Directors in a 19 member Board).
> I suggest don't tie in selecting ICANN's board to at-large membership too
tightly. Focusing on at-large member's awareness for Internet activities
and services is perhaps necessary and just one of its right is to select
> > (3) The Board requests that the ICANN CEO solicit expressions of
> > interest to
> > determine the degree of interest in creating local and regional ALSO
> > entities that would support informed participation of interested
> > individuals
> > and At-Large involvement in ICANN, and report the results to the Board
> > the March 2002 ICANN meeting.
> Local and regional ALSO is a good way to encourage participation. ICANN
can define its establishing criteria and encourage establishing local and
regional self-sustaining ALSO.
> > (4) The Board authorizes the extension of the ALSC until March 31, 2002
> > work with the Supporting Organizations, other interested parties,
> > and ICANN
> > staff on proposing detailed plans for an At-Large membership, voter
> > registration, and a regionally-based, self-supporting ALSO.