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]

 

 

 

 

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

   

TTCS meeting on Sunday March 27 2011 from 1-3pm – open leadership positions in #ICANN

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

This meeting is open to anyone interested in attending. If you are attending, please let us know by emailing admin at ttcsweb d.ot org

TTCS at #ICANN 40 meeting in San Francisco begins March 13-18 2011

Dear All,

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’s “Begineer’s Guide to IP Addresses” published. #IPv4 #IPv6

Dear All,

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

Interim Report by ICANN’s Geographic Regions WG and comments submitted by #ICANN At-Large including Caribbean ALSes

ICANN's Geographic Regions Review Working Group published a Interim Report in December 2010 for public comment at
http://www.icann.org/en/topics/geographic-regions/geo-regions-interim-report-12nov10-en.pdf  (PDF ; 37 page)

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)

Beginner’s Guide to Domain Names published by #ICANN in cooperation with At-Large community

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