[APAC-Discuss] [ALAC] APRALO Update

Maureen Hilyard hilyard at oyster.net.ck
Wed Jul 24 04:24:53 UTC 2013

Ditto. Great overview, Holly.

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Abdul Rahim
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To: Holly Raiche
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Subject: Re: [APAC-Discuss] [ALAC] APRALO Update

Excellent update, Holly. The region is in excellent hands. I see great
things ahead in terms of policy input, intra and inter-regional
collaboration, performance and outcomes that benefit our region and others.

Best regards,

On Jul 24, 2013 10:13 AM, "Holly Raiche" <h.raiche at internode.on.net> wrote:

> Hi Everyone
> First, just a final confirmation of the various elections we have had:
> My new Vice chair is Siranush Vardanyan,  Satish Babu is our NNomCom 
> representative.  And our new representative on ALAC is Maureen Hillyard.
>  Congratulations again to all - and a reminder to everyone - that we 
> need all of your support.
> On APRALO membership:
> Two ALSs have been officially decertified:
> Internet Users Network - Tokyo (at their request) Internet Society of 
> Pakistan (which had ceased to exist and has been
> replaced)
> We have had three applications for membership - which are in the 
> process of being reviewed and will be voted on including
> - the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network
> - South Pacific Computer Society
> - Internet Society - Nepal Chapter
> For those who were not able to attend the APRALO meeting last 
> Wednesday,  it began with Kuek Yu-Chuang, the newly appointed Vice 
> President for Global Stakeholder Engagement for the Asian Region. He 
> assumes office on 1 August - when he will be based in Singapore. 
> Others in the Singapore office will include staff for compliance and 
> registrars/registries. (He would like to be involved in all of our 
> meetings)
> He talked a bit on his background (he is a Senior Director with Yahoo) 
> and then on what he sees as a fundamental tension in his job.  On the 
> one hand, it is his job to listen to and understand the needs on the 
> ground of his various constituents but that must fit into ICANN plans 
> and commitments that have already been decided and are in train.  The 
> cornerstone of his job will be an APEC strategy which will be launched 
> at the regional IGF in Korea.
> Rinalia talked on the planned IGF workshop - an APRALO-ICANN 
> collaboration on IDNs and IDN variants, looking at the many issues 
> involved, including security and stability, and language scripts.  
> Cheryl also provided an update on the regional IGF in Korea.
> From now on, we will be devoting at least 5 minutes or more to one or 
> our ALSs giving us all a presentation on that ALS - a bit about its
members and
> its activities.   Satish will be the presenter for the August meeting.
> We went through the the outcomes from the survey Pavan did after Beijing.
>  The main conclusions included the overuse of ICANN terminology 
> (explain the acronyms if you use them), how the ICANN schedule can be 
> overwhelming - so each meeting needs a bit of explanation, more ALS 
> participation, the praise for the Fellowship  program and its orientation
> In the issues sessions, the main issues were covered and have largely 
> been dealt with.  The one big outstanding issue is a proposal from an 
> Expert Working Group (which Carlton was on) that is proposing a new 
> structure for the collection, handling, verification and dissemination 
> of registrant data.  Comment is due mid-August I"ll get back to you on 
> that one (if you are really interested, go to the ICANN website and 
> type in Expert Working Group in the search area)
> And some action items on all of you (including staff)
> - please be sure all of you are signed up to the APRALO and other 
> mailing lists - staff can help
> - go to the ICANN webpage - through to the list of APRALO ALSs- - and 
> check that the entry for your ALS is correct - and let staff know so 
> we can correct anything that needs correcting
> - let me - and everyone else - know what issues we as APRALO should be 
> focussing on -
> - put your hand up for talking about your ALS to an APRALO meeting 
> Staff - please send out a soft copy of the guide to ALAC - which has 
> some nice background on issues we have been involved in
> And we will begin a dialogue with APNIC - based on the relationship 
> that other RALOs are developing with their RIRs - so any and all 
> suggestions welcome there
> Thanks
> Holly
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