[APAC-Discuss] [ALAC] APRALO Update

Ali AlMeshal dralialmeshal at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 06:04:51 UTC 2013


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On Jul 24, 2013, at 5:44 AM, Rinalia Abdul Rahim <rinalia.abdulrahim at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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,
> Rinalia
> 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 to ICANN.
>> 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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