[NA-Discuss] How should your under-secretary spend time at ICANN?

Kieren McCarthy kieren at dot-nxt.com
Thu Jul 11 16:37:46 UTC 2013

Hi Dharma,

What I would really like to see is some brief reporting on what occurs
which is of direct relevance to us as users based in North America.

So, for me, what would be ideal is:

* An occasional update - once a day or every two days, giving a very quick
summary of what people are talking about, with an emphasis on anything that
would impact North American users i.e. little attention paid to opening
speeches are or what people think about Internet connectivity in Africa,
and more on what decisions are being made that may impact users (and domain
owners) in North America.

* An after-the-meeting report summarizing what happened with the occasional
insight from yourself, especially with respect to any conversations you had
that were interesting to you - and why they were interesting. Also any
sessions you attended that you thought were worthwhile with links to the
relevant webpage. If none of them were interesting then just don't say
anything about them - we can live without knowing.

* I'd like to know what the ALAC *achieved* in Durban i.e. the end results.
Definitely not interested in a summary of the long discussions. If
objectively nothing was achieved, then say so.

* I'd like to know what our NARALO representatives said on our behalf and
the response that it elicited.

* I'd like to know if there is something that we, as North American users,
could do or should do going forward to help with any issues that are

Hope that's helpful feedback.


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On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Dharma Dailey <dharma.dailey at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi All,
> You voted to send me to Durban to support the Secretary.  As I understand
> it, Darlene will still be participating as Secretary remotely. I'm seeking
> clarity / suggestions on the best use of my time in Durban in my capacity
> as pinch secretary. Are there specific meetings I should attend?  Are you
> expecting / hoping for documentation / communication on specific events,
> etc?
> All thoughts / advice / two cents are appreciated.
> Dharma
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