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]
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.
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]
Dev Anand Teelucksingh LAC Steering Committee member, ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee) member
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.
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)
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.
The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://www.ttcsweb.org/ ) will be having a meeting on Sunday 27 March 2011 from 1 to 3 pm at Engineering Consultants at 112A Edward Street, Port of Spain (corner of Oxford and Edward Street). At this meeting we will be discussing the various leadership positions available at ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (See http://www.icann.org/en/about/ for background information about ICANN)
ICANN's Nominating Committee (NomCom) Associate Chair, Jacqueline Morris will be available to answer any questions you may have about ICANN, the process, the positions, etc.
The NomCom is an independent committee that, over a three-year cycle,
is responsible for the selection and appointment of half of the voting members of ICANN's Board of Directors as well as members of ICANN's policy making Supporting Organizations and Advisory Councils.
For more details about ICANN, the Nomination Committee and the various leadership positions available at ICANN,
including the qualifications and experience required for these positions is available at
Quick message that the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS) is at #ICANN 40 San Francisco which for ICANN At-Large has formally begun on Sunday March 13 2011 with the ALAC & Regional Leadership Working Session 1 – see http://svsf40.icann.org/node/21987 for remote participation links and agenda items. The ICANN 40th San Francisco meeting runs from March 13 2011 to March 18 2011 and many of the meeting sessions allow for remote participation, see http://svsf40.icann.org/full-schedule The time zone for San Francisco is GMT/UTC -7 hours so this means for the time in San Francisco is 3 hours before the time in Trinidad and Tobago time. So 9am local time in San Francisco is 12 noon in Trinidad and Tobago. So when you look at the schedule at http://svsf40.icann.org/full-schedule, just add 3 hours to get the time of the session in Trinidad and Tobago.Kind Regards, Dev Anand Teelucksingh
ICANN, at the request of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) has published a “Begineer’s Guide to IP Addresses” at http://www.icann.org/en/learning/ip-addresses-beginners-guide-04mar11-en.pdf (PDF ; 1.36 MB) From the summary of the “Beginner’s Guide to IP Addresses”: “Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are the unique identifying numbers that all computers and devices connected to the Internet depend on to communicate with each other. When the pool of available unallocated addresses for IPv4, the original IP addressing system, completely depleted this year, the Internet began a transition to IPv6, a newer Internet Protocol system. This highly readable guide, created in cooperation with ICANN’s At-Large community, helps the individual user understand IP addresses and the transition from IPv4 to IPv6.” Feedback on this guide is welcome.Kind Regards, Dev Anand Teelucksingh
This Interim Report is the second of three planned reports by the Geographic Regions WG addresses three specific areas. It offers:
(1) a review of the underlying history, objectives and general principles of ICANN’s Geographic Regions Framework;
(2) it raises a number of fundamental strategic questions for further community consideration; and
(3) it expands on a number of specific matters identified in the Initial Report that are likely to be addressed in the Final Report. Cintra Sooknanan drafted a statement on behalf of the Caribbean ALSes and was accepted by the Caribbean ALSes with minor modifications on Friday January 28 2011. The statement by Caribbean ALSes was included in the At Large Advisory Committee's (ALAC) 9 page statement from Pages 6-9 at http://db.tt/UmQ7ydS (PDF ; 156K)
A domain name can become where other people find you on line, and adds to your online identity. Although domain names are a big part of the Internet, understanding how these names work (and the ins and outs of obtaining them) can be mystifying at first. This highly readable guide, created in cooperation with ICANN’s At-Large community (which the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is a member of), helps the individual user understand and use domain names.
The beginner's guide is 18 pages and can be downloaded at