[EURO-Discuss] [Ext] Re: Announcement call for Nominations EURALO ALAC Vacant Seat - SUBMIT your nominations

Silvia Vivanco silvia.vivanco at icann.org
Tue Jan 17 21:52:29 UTC 2017

Dear Wolf, Bastiaan,

Staff has noted Wolf's nomination of Bastiaan's on the wiki page. His EOI expressed in the email he sent,  is also added. Bastiaan's acceptance is noted as well.

Thank you!

Kind regards,


Silvia Vivanco
Manager, At Large Regional Affairs
ICANN | Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

-----Original Message-----
From: Bastiaan Goslings [mailto:bastiaan.goslings at ams-ix.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:39 AM
To: Wolf Ludwig <wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net>
Cc: Bastiaan Goslings <bastiaan.goslings at ams-ix.net>; ICANN At-Large Staff <staff at atlarge.icann.org>; euro-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org
Subject: [Ext] Re: [EURO-Discuss] Announcement call for Nominations EURALO ALAC Vacant Seat - SUBMIT your nominations

Thanks a lot, Wolf!

I was just about to (again) confirm my availability ;-)

Some backround:

The ALS I represent is the Dutch Internet Society chapter, where I am a.o. responsible for dossiers relating to LEA’s, the intelligence agencies, dataretention and abuse. As well as being the board-liaison towards the At-Large community. I am an economist and work as the regulatory affairs spokesperson for one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges (AMS-IX). On behalf of my employer I participate in many multi-stakeholder platforms and public-private partnerships, both national as well as international. When it comes to ICANN and At-Large my main interests are the technical aspects of the IANA functions and how these interrelate with bottom-up policy making in order to safeguard the public interest of having an open, accessible and simultaneously secure, stable, and resilient Internet for all. 

Currently I am somewhat struggling to add value in an ICANN context as a volunteer who’s still learning: I am a participant in the CCWG WS2 HR subgroup, an observant for the Jurisdiction one as well as for the next-gen RDS PDP WG, and member of the At-Large Public Interest and Registration WG’s. For EURALO I participate in the Task Force on At-Large Structure (ALS) engagement. However, I am convinced that being on the ALAC would help to achieve more focus and significantly improve the impact I can have on behalf of the community. I mentioned in an earlier message I now have more time available than during the previous election, which from a practical perspective should help to quickly bring myself up to speed.


From a note I sent in May last year, when I nominated myself for the same EURALO ALAC position:

‘I would want to engage with the other stakeholder groups and work with them together on a better future internet for all, meanwhile demonstrating to them the importance of the ALAC role and input: to be honest I am not convinced that everyone at all times has the same positive perception of what we are trying to achieve and how we work… ‘

For me the latter, very politely stated concern, is unexpectedly reenforced by the rather shocking conclusions of the (draft) ‘Review of the ICANN At-Large Community’ report. Whether it is with regard to the lack of impact At-Large supposedly has within ICANN, the perception that the At-Large leadership team consists mostly of ‘ICANN old-timers that are unable or unwilling to allow for much needed succession planning and renewal’, and the appearance that the ALAC ‘actually only represents a few individuals who have participated for forever and do not actually represent users.’ Et cetera. 

I can only say that, if elected, I hope to bring  a fresh perspective on matters, being probably less preconditioned by ICANN and At-Large related internal politics than when I’d be an ‘old-timer’. One the one hand I would like to have an outward view and explicitly reach out to and engage with other stakeholder constituencies. In order to contribute to an increased effectiveness of At-Large in the ICANN policy making processes. While not (yet) being well versed when it comes to all the ICANN specifics, I do work closely with the Dutch ccTLD registry operator, the Dutch GAC representatives, a number of registrars, CENTR, people from the ASO council, as well as number of NGO’s who are active in the NCSG. I know the two Dutch ICANN board members quite well, and the same goes for most of the ISPCP members. On the other hand I think it is of the utmost importance to continue to work on engaging ALSs themselves more and to help them to involve their local communities when it comes to the global role ICANN performs and what this means for the interests of end-users. 

Trusting you will take this nomination into consideration, and of course at all times available for questions,

Thanks a lot in advance, 

With regards,

> On 17 Jan 2017, at 10:09, Wolf Ludwig <wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to nominate Bastiaan Gosling for this ALAC seat. Thanks 
> for your consideration and
> kind regards,
> Wolf
> ICANN At-Large Staff wrote Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:56:
>> Dear EURALO members,
>> On 5 January 2017, ALAC Member Veronica Cretu representing EURALO notified EURALO Chair Olivier Crépin-Leblond of her resignation due to other activities.
>> EURALO's Chair and Secretariat would like to announce a call for nominations to fill her vacant ALAC seat.  The nomination period will start TODAY January 16 until 27 January 2017 - (nominations accepted for 10 working days).
>> Please note the following:
>> 1.        All nominees are expected to submit a brief statement explaining why they believe they are a suitable candidate and must also complete or update their Statement of Interest (see: At-Large New SOIs Workspace).
>> 2.        No one who is currently serving on the Nominating Committee may be nominated for the ALAC. See https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.icann.org_resources_pages_governance_bylaws-2Den-23VII-2D8&d=DwIFaQ&c=FmY1u3PJp6wrcrwll3mSVzgfkbPSS6sJms7xcl4I5cM&r=ds9md1zoepmwqw2nfk-Vs9ssxn1I3jPs97ekKkctEkM&m=0_zT7Wbsp9un9G3CDPRwAP4OchBe_4frCr83u6ELA_o&s=dr6lTCrBIybq2W5HpC91ecEZDT7jQhFX5A65BxMgPQo&e= 
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