<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/89873_help_define_icann_future/" class="blue">Help Define ICANN's Future</a>
</h3><div class="byline">By <a href="http://www.circleid.com/members/1998/" class="blue"><strong>Kieren McCarthy</strong></a>
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.
<p>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 years.
Those documents outline a range of suggested changes and alterations to the ICANN model of decision-making.
<p>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.
<p>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.
<p>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
All the information you could need on these meetings and the <a href="http://www.icann.org/en/jpa/iic/index.htm">Improving Institutional Confidence Consultation</a> (IIC) consultation itself <a href="http://www.icann.org/en/jpa/iic/regional-meetings.htm">is available</a>.
Please do get involved. And if you have any questions, either contact me, or email <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>.
Cheers, and I hope to see you all there
<p><strong>Written by <a href="http://www.circleid.com/members/1998/" class="blue">Kieren McCarthy</a>, General manager of public participation, ICANN</strong></p>                                                                <p><strong>See related topics: <a href="http://www.circleid.com/topics/domain_registries" class="blue">Domain Registries</a>, <a href="http://www.circleid.com/topics/internet_governance" class="blue">Internet Governance</a>, <a href="http://www.circleid.com/topics/policy_regulation" class="blue">Policy & Regulation</a>, <a href="http://www.circleid.com/topics/top_level_domains" class="blue">Top-Level Domains</a></strong></p>