[EURO-Discuss] thanks

Roberto Gaetano roberto at icann.org
Fri Mar 7 08:53:10 EST 2008

Let's first separate the issues.
One is participation, which is obviously open, and IMHO all folks who want
to participate in full respect of the rules of behaviour (I am mentioning
this only for those who are not on the ALAC public list, that is
experiencing right now some disruptive behaviour) can join.
The other one is eligibility and voting rights. In this respect, ICANN has
geographic regions, and ALAC is using these geographic regions in its
internal rules. If I can make an example, ALAC appoints 5 NomCom members,
one per region. Should Siranush volounteer for such position, it would be
important to establish whether this would be done using the Euroean or the
Asia-Pacific seat. Similar situation would apply for participants from
mediterranean countries geographically (and according to ICANN rules)
belonging to Africa.
Personally, I would like to see this issue solved before we do have a
practical case in our hands, so that we can decide based on principles, and
not with the potential bias of a specific case. Moreover, since this issue
is of relevance for other components of the ICANN world, like for instance
the ccTLDs, I would encourage coordination with them on a common solution.


From: Siranush Vardanyan [mailto:siranush_vardanyan at hotmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, 06 March 2008 07:23
To: Roberto Gaetano; 'Discussion for At-Large Europe'
Subject: RE: thanks

Dear Roberto and Wolf,
Thanks for welcoming me in this mailing list. I hope that sometimes the
discussion points coming from another developing country might also be
helpful. You are right that Armenia (being in the process of applying for EU
membership) in many aspects considered within European countries, but
clarifications in this aspect might be helpful and I welcome, Roberto, your
suggestion to come to an agreement within ALAC on this geographical issue.
According to different sources Armenia is considered differently, for
example according to The 2007
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_%28magazine%29> Time Almanac defines
Armenia as one of 24 countries within Eastern Europe.
Usually we say that Armenia is a Eurasia - both in Europe and Asia:)
Thanks again

> From: roberto at icann.org
> To: euro-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org; siranush_vardanyan at hotmail.com
> Subject: 
> Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2008 23:28:10 +0100
> May I join Wolf in welcoming Siranush. It is really a joy to have people
joining from Armenia.
> This reminds me, though, that the issue of the redefinition of the
geographic regions is still up in the air. According to the ICANN
definition, Armenia is in Asia-Pacific. However, both the European ccTLD
organization (CENTR) and the European RIR (RIPE NCC) include Armenia within
the geographical area they serve. There is no reason why ALAC should not do
the same, but it would be wise to come to an agreement inside ALAC on how to
deal with these geographical issues.
> Cheers,
> Roberto
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: euro-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> > [mailto:euro-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On
> > Behalf Of Wolf Ludwig
> > Sent: Monday, 03 March 2008 17:59
> > To: Discussion for At-Large Europe; Siranush Vardanyan
> > Subject: Re: [EURO-Discuss] Introduction
> >
> > Dear Siranush,
> >
> > I am pleased to welcome you on the EURALO-list. And I would
> > like to welcome some more fellows from the First Summer
> > School on IG in Germany in 2007. We are looking forward to
> > your comments and contributions on this list.
> >
> > Kindest regards,
> > Wolf
> >
> >
> > Siranush Vardanyan wrote Sat, 1 Mar 2008 13:21:
> > >Dear EURALO mailing list members,
> > >
> > >Hope that some of you know me personally, I am Siranush from
> > Armenia, an alumni for the First Summer School on IG in
> > Germany in 2007 and 31st ICANN Fellow in New Delhi. I am
> > happy to become the part of this group and also will try to
> > contribute from my side as much as possible to the effective
> > discussions taking place here.
> > >
> > >Congratulations everyone with the Spring, more sun and smile
> > to all of
> > >you
> > >
> > >Siranush
> > >
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