[AfrICANN-discuss] Help Define ICANN's Future
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Tue Sep 9 09:23:50 SAST 2008
Help Define ICANN's
*Kieren McCarthy* <http://www.circleid.com/members/1998/>
Mention ICANN in Internet circles and you will always find a multitude of
views of what the organization should do, needs to do, and should have done;
how it has to change, and why; and what it needs to focus on.
Well, the time has come to make those views known and to try to persuade the
rest of the community that they represent the best step forward. ICANN is
running a special consultation called "Improving Institutional Confidence".
It comprises of three main documents, developed by the President's Strategy
Committee (PSC) from input received through the Midterm Review of the Joint
Project Agreement, and the other consultations the PSC has held over the
Those documents outline a range of suggested changes and alterations to the
ICANN model of decision-making.
Everything is available online in multiple languages, and revised versions
of the documents will this week go out to a second public comment period, to
which you are all, of course, encouraged to respond.
It is not just an online consultation, however. We are running a number of
regional consultative meetings across the globe to let you provide your
input in person. There has already been one meeting at a Latin American and
Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) conference in Montevideo in
August, and a second took place at the Asia-Pacific Network Information
Centre (APNIC) meeting in Christchurch, also last month.
The next meeting is next week in Geneva, the day before the Internet
Governance Forum (IGF) preparatory meeting. It will be held at 8am on Monday
15 September at the Hotel Royal on Rue de Lausanne. And another will be held
in Washington on Wednesday 1 October at the National Press Club. If you can
come, please register online. Staff and PSC members will be there and you
will be able to provide your input directly and in person.
All the information you could need on these meetings and the Improving
consultation itself is
Please do get involved. And if you have any questions, either contact me, or
email iic at icann.org.
Cheers, and I hope to see you all there
*Written by Kieren McCarthy <http://www.circleid.com/members/1998/>, General
manager of public participation, ICANN*
*See related topics: Domain
& Regulation <http://www.circleid.com/topics/policy_regulation>, Top-Level
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