Administrator of Domain Name System Launches Global Multistakeholder Accountability Process | ICANN

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(Update 14/3/2014 8:57pm) ICANN Board Chair, Steve Crocker reacts to US Government plan to relinquish key Internet stewardship

http://youtu.be/eCvtvVZyjLA

 

ICANN has launched a process to transistion the role of the US Government relating to the Internet’s unique ICANN’s announcement comes on the heels of an historic announcement today by the U.S. Government stating that it is ready to transfer its stewardship of the important Internet technical functions to the global Internet community. The U.S. Government’s current responsibilities to be transitioned include the procedural role of administering changes to the Domain Name System’s (DNS) to the authoritative root zone file – the database containing the lists of names and addresses of all top-level domains – as well as serving as the historic steward of the unique identifiers registries for Domain names, IP addresses, and protocol parameters.

In doing so, the U.S. recognized ICANN’s maturation in becoming an effective multistakeholder organization and requested that ICANN convene the global community to develop the transition process from of the U.S. stewardship to a global community consensus-driven mechanism.

“We are inviting governments, the private sector, civil society, and other Internet organizations from the whole world to join us in developing this transition process,” said Fadi Chehadé, ICANN’s President and CEO. “All stakeholders deserve a voice in the management and governance of this global resource as equal partners.”

Independent of the U.S. transition, the roles of the Internet technical organizations, including ICANN’s role as administrator of the Internet’s unique identifier system, remain unchanged. The Internet’s Unique Identifier functions are not apparent to most Internet users, but they play a critical role in maintaining a single, global, unified and interoperable Internet.

“Even though ICANN will continue to perform these vital technical functions, the U.S. has long envisioned the day when stewardship over them would be transitioned to the global community,” said Dr. Stephen D. Crocker, ICANN’s Board Chair. “In other words, we have all long known the destination. Now it is up to our global stakeholder community to determine the best route to get us there.”

 

“The global multistakeholder process is defined by inclusion, and it will take some time to make sure that we obtain all of the necessary inputs,” said Chehadé. “By the time the current contract with the U.S. Government expires in September 2015, we will have a defined and clear process for global multistakeholder stewardship of ICANN’s performance of these technical functions.”

The first community-wide dialogue about the development of the transitional process will begin March 23-27 during ICANN’s 49th Public Meeting, in Singapore. All global stakeholders are welcome to participate in person or remotely.identifiers system.

 

The ICANN At-Large Community Seeks Expressions of Interest for Candidates for Post of ICANN Board Seat

(Video of Roberto Gaetano, Chair of the At-Large Board Candidate Evaluation Committee explaining the search for an ICANN Board member appointed by the ICANN At-Large Community : http://youtu.be/t-sMZDB20KA)

ICANN’s At-Large Community is beginning a search for an appointee to the ICANN Board of Directors. ALAC is looking for someone with a broad international perspective and a background in Internet users’ interests, consumer policy and/or civil society worldwide.

A so-called Expressions of Interest will remain open for those interested in the position through December 26, 2013. This is the first step in a process through which ICANN’s independent user community will appoint a voting member of the Board.

“The process is different because, by its nature, the At-Large community is looking for new people who are interested in participating in the Internet governance process and are coming from the civil society, the user community and so on,” said Roberto Gaetano, a non-voting former ALAC liaison to the Board. “The qualification is basically to have an ethical attitude. We demand a moral standing and the ability to discuss freely, along with the ability to understand the different cultures”.

The At-Large community consists of over 160 active At-Large organizations (called “At-Large Structures” or “ALSes”), representing the opinions of the global community of Internet users. At-Large allows individual worldwide Internet users to participate in a number of issues, such as:

*   Guidance on how to run Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).
*   How to introduce new gTLDs (such as .eco, .green and IDN TLDs).
*   How to implement a stable and fair transition from IPv4 to the next Internet addresses generation, IPv6.

Those who wish to be considered for the ALAC Board position must complete an Expression of Interest form at: https://www.bigpulse.com/p26527/register.

Completed application forms must be received by 23:59UTC on 26 December 2013.

If you want to understand more about ICANN At-Large community, please also contact Dev Anand Teelucksingh, vice chair of the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcs.tt/). The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is an member of the At-Large Community and Dev Anand is currently serving as a member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and on the ALAC Leadership Team.

Additional links:

  • At-Large Board Director 2014 Selection Workspace: https://community.icann.org/x/ng6MAg 
  • Watch a video of Tijani Ben Jemaa, Chair of the At-Large Board Member Process Committee speak about the process (in French) http://youtu.be/2fS0zNbR8_Q
  • At-Large Board Candidate Evaluation Committee: https://community.icann.org/x/uAafAg

 

#ICANN Meeting #48 at Buenos Aires from 17 to 21 November 2013 #ICANN48

(source : ICANN.org)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers  48th public meeting  begins this Sunday November 17th to Thursday November 21 2013.

The full meeting schedule can be viewed at http://buenosaires48.icann.org/en/schedule-full. Each meeting on http://buenosaires48.icann.org/en/schedule-full  has a link to aseparate meeting page (for example, the ALAC and Regional Leadership Working Session 1 meeting at http://buenosaires48.icann.org/en/schedule/sun-alac-regional) has remote participation details and the agenda that allows anyone with a broadband connection to attend the live sessions and participate.

Note that the times of meetings are listed in the local time in Buenos Aires, Argentina which is UTC/GMT -3 hours. This means that the time in Buenos Aires is 1 hour ahead of the time in Trinidad and Tobago. This means that a time of 4pm local time in Buenos Aires is 3pm in Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is involved in ICANN At-Large. At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN. Currently, the vice chair of TTCS, Dev Anand Teelucksingh serves on the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) which provides advice on ICANN activities as it relates to the interests of the individual internet end users. The agendas of all the At-Large meetings can be found at https://community.icann.org/x/nFl-Ag

There are several meetings during the ICANN 48 Buenos Aires meeting with a significant focus on Latin American and the Caribbean.

See http://buenosaires48.icann.org/en/schedule/lac-participant-guide-13nov13-en.pdf

Read the Beginner’s Guide to Policy Advice in the #ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee

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ICANN has published a Beginner’s Guide to Policy Advice in the At-Large Advisory Committee [PDF, 816 KB]

This guide explains how policy advice is developed within the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), why it is important to the end-user, and how you can make your voice heard within that process.

Download the Beginner’s Guide to Policy Advice in the ALAC at

http://www.icann.org/en/about/learning/beginners-guides/alac-policy-advice-10jul13-en.pdf [PDF ; 816K]

 

 

 

 

#ICANN Meeting #47 at Durban from 14 to 18 July 2013

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers  47th public meeting  begins this Sunday July 14th to Thursday July 18 2013.

The full meeting schedule can be viewed at http://durban47.icann.org/full-schedule

Each meeting on http://durban47.icann.org/full-schedule  has a link to aseparate meeting page (for example, the ALAC and Regional Leadership Working Session 1 meeting at http://durban47.icann.org/node/39587 ) has remote participation details and the agenda that allows anyone with a broadband connection to attend the live sessions and participate.

Note that the times of meetings are listed in the local time in Durban which is UTC/GMT +2 hours. This means that the time in Durban is 6 hours ahead of the time in Trinidad and Tobago. This means that a time of 2pm local time in Durban is 8am in Trinidad and Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is involved in ICANN At-Large. At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN. Currently, the vice chair of TTCS, Dev Anand Teelucksingh serves on the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) which provides advice on ICANN activities as it relates to the interests of the individual internet end users. The agendas of all the At-Large meetings can be found at

https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/At-Large+Meetings+-+Sunday%2C+14+July+2013+Workspace

See also the ICANN meeting guide at http://durban47.icann.org/meetings/durban2013/meeting-guide-03jul13-en.pdf

 

What does ICANN do?

What does ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) do?. Here’s a useful short video

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is an accredited ICANN At-Large Structure (ALS) and a founding member of the Latin American and Regional At-Large Organisation (LACRALO), comprised of 42 At-Large Structures in 16 out of 33 countries in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN.

The vice-chair of TTCS, Dev Anand Teelucksingh is currently serving on the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). The ALAC  is responsible for considering and providing advice on ICANN’s activities as they relate to the interests of individual Internet users (the “At-Large” community).

Interested in learning and getting involved in policy issues related to domain names included new generic Top Level Domains and IP addressing?
Contact me at [email protected]

 

 

Draft ICANN Latin American and Caribbean Regional Strategic Plan 2013-2016 available for comment

Dear All,

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is a private sector, non-profit corporation with technical management responsibilities for the Internet’s domain name and address system. It consists on a number of groups representing various interests.
See http://www.icann.org/sites/default/files/assets/ecosystem-2500×1622-21mar13-en.png for an illustrated overview.

A Latin American and Caribbean Steering Committee (LAC Steering Committee) comprised of regional stakeholders in various ICANN groups (https://community.icann.org/x/g4REAg) was created after the ICANN Toronto meeting (http://blog.icann.org/2012/10/latin-america-and-the-caribbean-a-regional-strategy/) to discuss a possible ICANN strategy for the LAC region.

A draft of this Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Strategic Plan is available for review and comment in English (PDF ; 2MB) and in Spanish (PDF ; 2MB).

The Draft LAC Regional Strategic Plan identifies

  • a vision for the LAC Regional Strategic Plan (“What are we looking for as a region”)
  • 4 Key Areas of Interest (KAI) : Political Issues, Capacity Building and Outreach, Operations and Economic Issues
  • Strategic Objectives under each KAI. There are
    – 5 Strategic Objectives under “Political Issues”,
    – 9 Strategic Objectives under “Capacity Building and Outreach”,
    – 4 Strategic Objectives under “Operations”,
    – 6 Strategic Objectives under “Economic Issues”
  • some possible indicators to measure progress (or lack thereof) of projects undertaken to support the Strategic Plan.
  • how these LAC Regional Strategic Objectives align with ICANN’s Strategic Plan 2012-2015 

Your comments are welcomed. The LAC Steering Committee will be meeting during the ICANN meeting in Beijing from April 6-11 2013 and collecting such comments for further work on the LAC Strategic Plan. Comments can be sent to [email protected]

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand Teelucksingh
LAC Steering Committee member,
ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee) member

#ICANN Meeting in Dakar, Senegal October 23-28 2011 ; how you can participate remotely

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meeting in Dakar,Senegal will formally begin on Sunday
October 23 2011 to Friday October 28 2011. The meeting schedule can be found at
http://dakar42.icann.org/full-schedule

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is an accredited ICANN At-Large Structure (ALS) and a founding member of the Latin American and Regional At-Large Organisation (LACRALO), comprised of 37 At-Large Structures in 15 out of 33 countries in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN. There are several representatives from TTCS participating in ICANN At-Large.

Each meeting on the http://dakar42.icann.org/full-schedule has a separate meeting page (for example, the ALAC and Regional Leadership Working Session 1 meeting at http://dakar42.icann.org/node/26789 ) has remote participation details and the agenda.

The audio of many of the ICANN At-Large meetings are streamed in English, Español, Français and Português.

The ICANN Dakar At-Large Meeting wiki page can be found at https://community.icann.org/x/LQChAQ

Note there is no UTC/GMT offset in Dakar, Senegal. This means that the time of the meetings on http://dakar42.icann.org/full-schedule are in
UTC. For persons in Trinidad and Tobago, Dakar, Senegal is 4 hours ahead of the time in Trinidad and Tobago.

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand Teelucksingh
Chair, Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society
 

#ICANN Singapore meeting 19-24 June 2011

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) #41 meeting in Singapore begins Sunday 19 June 2011 to Friday 24 June 2011. The meeting page can be viewed at http://singapore41.icann.org/

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is an accredited ICANN At-Large Structure (ALS) and a founding member of the Latin American and Regional At-Large Organisation (LACRALO), comprised of 36 At-Large Structures in 15 out of 33 countries in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN. The chair of the TTCS (Dev Anand Teelucksingh) is attending the meeting as the LACRALO secretariat.(There are several persons from Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean in Singapore, more in another post)  

Singapore is 12 hours ahead of Trinidad and Tobago time, so that the Sunday 19 June 2011 meeting of At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and Regional Leadership Working Session I at 9am local Singapore time is Saturday June 18pm at 9pm. Remote Participation is available for many of the meetings by viewing the agenda page for each meeting from the ICANN Singapore meeting schedule page 

I welcome questions and thoughts about ICANN and associated policy issues, LACRALO and At-Large, email me at [email protected], I will read all of them and will try my best to answer questions, as the meetings schedule will allow. 

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand Teelucksingh
LACRALO Secretariat,
Chair, Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society