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ICANN Fellowships 10 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Diplo IGCBP Apr 19, 2010.

Ombudsman evaluation survey

Started by Seiiti Mar 30, 2009.

Non-commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) 11 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Gabriel Piñeiro Dec 6, 2008.

Cairo 08 Meeting 3 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Rasha Nov 16, 2008.

Transition Action Plan 1 Reply

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Comment by Sonigitu Ekpe-Aji on May 13, 2011 at 7:43pm
It will be a great experience learning sharing from this reputable group.
Comment by shenyang on August 14, 2010 at 3:16am
Good news ---Members: 47
Comment by SCHOMBE BAUDOUIN on August 13, 2010 at 5:20pm
very happy to join all of you in this area for exchanging et sharing our knowledge
Comment by Fahd A. Batayneh on August 3, 2010 at 10:45am
For those interested in attending the upcoming ICANN meeting in Cartagena, Colombia as a funded traveler, please do visit http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-22jul10-en.htm and fill out an application form. I hope to see some of you there!
Comment by Diplo IGCBP on October 5, 2009 at 4:59pm
From: Glen de Saint Géry
Date: September 29, 2009 12:24:10 PM EDT (CA)
To: "ga@gnso.icann.org"
Subject: [ga] ICANN is Seeking Independent Researchers to Respond to Request for Proposal on WHOIS Misuse Studies

[To: ga[at]gnso.icann.org; announce[at]gnso.icann.org
[To: liaison6c[at]gnso.icann.org; council[at]gnso.icann.org]
[To: regional-liaisons[at]icann.org]

ICANN is Seeking Independent Researchers to Respond to Request for Proposal on WHOIS Misuse Studies

28 September 2009

The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) is responsible for developing and recommending to the ICANN Board substantive policies relating to gTLDs. The GNSO Council is now exploring several extensive studies of WHOIS and has asked ICANN to estimate the cost and feasibility of conducting several studies proposed by members of the ICANN community and ICANN's Government Advisory Committee. The first area of study focuses on "misuse" of public WHOIS information, and, pursuant to the above request, ICANN is seeking to engage independent research organizations to undertake one or more proposed WHOIS Misuse studies. The Misuse Studies RFP Cover Letter illustrates the scope of work and the criteria for selection. This document should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Reference for WHOIS Misuse Studies RFP. Read together, these two documents provide the materials necessary to respond to this Request for Proposals ("RFP") for WHOIS Misuse Studies.

More information about WHOIS may be found at: http://gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/index.html

By 27 November, 2009, interested applicants should submit proposals by email to rfpwhois@icann.org to the attention of Liz Gasster, Senior Policy Counselor, ICANN Policy Department. A confirmation email will be sent for each proposal received.

Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat
Comment by Tracy Hackshaw on September 6, 2009 at 8:21am
The CTU has published a Draft Caribbean Internet Governance Framework. It makes for interesting reading. Take a look at it at http://icannfellows.ning.com/forum/topics/review-and-comment-on-draft
Comment by Seiiti on September 1, 2009 at 6:48pm
This interesting article about the Latin American and Caribbean IGF Regional meeting was sent yesterday on the ICANN Newsletter:

Report from the IGF regional preparatory meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


As part of ICANN’s ongoing engagement in regions it also participates in regional IGF events. These events are important multi-stakeholder forums to address and share experiences on a wide range of internet issues.

There are 100+ people in the room of the meeting; more than half are not locals: that’s good. Governments (Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay). Private sector (ccTLDs – .br, .mx, .ht, .uy, LACTLD—business community representation). And many NGO’s and members of civil society, are the strongest groups represented at the meeting. An ICANN Board member: Raimundo Beca and also two former directors: Vanda Scartezini and Alejandro Pisanty.

This is a very good sample (almost statistically significant) of regional stakeholders that have been actively involved, at least in the last 6 years since the beginning of the WSIS process, in the discussions about Internet Governance. It is hard to distinguish new players. It is a tightly knit group, although diverse, of the Latin American usual suspects. We wonder how many of the participants of this event will be able to attend the global IGF, occurring in November in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt?

In an opening speech there was a statement that said: “This is one effort and there could be many to bring the IGF to Latin America and also to try to gather views from Latin America to take to the IGF.” This is a fairly modest view because this actually is the IGF for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Program of the event was structured as an emulation of the IGF, with thematic sections around the topics of access, openness, security and diversity. There were also panels on Critical Internet Resources, Privacy and Multilingualism. And some remarks about the future of the IGF, where supportive views were shared on extending the Forum beyond its original 5 years mandate.

The array of panelists that participated in the event was diverse and the level of expertise was very high: luminaries that influence the day-to-day operation of the network and key players of the institutional framework where it operates: people in charge of data protection; advocates for open access to contents and communications; experts in the studies of multilingualism and Internet pioneers that setup physical infrastructure or academic networks.

The audience was very supportive of the IGF process and showed similarly divergent views on the topics discussed. Some participants that confirmed their participation in workshops or panels of the IGF at Sharm El Sheikh in November said they were eager to convey this regional acquiescence.

During the discussions around the future of the IGF and its way forward it was accepted that this approach of the forum has actually had positive impacts in terms, not only of the obvious educational value and shared experiences from which specially developing countries have benefited , but also in the way that a framework or matrix of topical categories has started to shape knowledge of the still developing area of Internet Governance.

The venue of the meeting was not in Copacabana or Ipanema, the typical and renowned places in Rio. It was located in a centric, rather old, neighborhood, called Flamengo. Did you know that Rio was the first capital of Brazil? Actually, it was the capital of the whole Portuguese empire from 1808-1821. The week surprised us with rain
Comment by Seiiti on August 23, 2009 at 8:08pm
Interesting post @ The Public Voice

Top Ten Myths About Civil Society Participation in ICANN

By Liason on August 21, 2009 3:00 PM | Permalink

The Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at ICANN released the following campaign:

Top Ten Myths About Civil Society Participation in ICANN

Myth 1
“Civil Society won’t participate in ICANN under NCUC’s charter proposal.”
False. ICANN staffers and others claim that civil society is discouraged from engaging at ICANN because NCUC’s charter proposal does not guarantee GNSO Council seats to constituencies. The facts could not be further from the truth. NCUC’s membership includes 143 noncommercial organizations and individuals. Since 2008 NCUC’s membership has increased by more 215% - largely in direct response to civil society’s support for the NCUC charter. Not a single noncommercial organization commented in the public comment forum that hard-wiring council seats to constituencies will induce their participation in ICANN. None of the noncommercial organizations that commented on the NCSG Charter said they would participate to ICANN only if NCSG's Charter secured the constituencies a guaranteed seat on the GNSO.

Full article

Comment by Wolf Ludwig on August 7, 2009 at 9:38pm
It's always interesting where I can meet friends again ;-)
Comment by Atty. Elias Laurente Espinoza on March 10, 2009 at 5:34am
Thank you Seiiti. I just applied for the ICANN Fellowship meeting in Sydney, Australia in June 2009. regards

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