[APAC-Discuss] [ALAC] APRALO Update

anupam agrawal agrawal_anupam at hotmail.com
Sat Jul 27 03:37:17 UTC 2013

Hi Holly,

Great start. Looks like an excellent team as well.


Sent from my iPad

On 24-Jul-2013, at 11:36 AM, "Ali AlMeshal" <dralialmeshal at gmail.com> wrote:

> +1.
> Sent from my iPhone
> 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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