[NA-Discuss] NARALO Monthly from Singapore - Comments on our Changing Role

Glenn McKnight mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 03:47:01 UTC 2014

Hi Garth and All

I think is correct in expressing the interest for NARALO to be deliberate
in articulating a clear message on our role in the new organization.  ALAC
has  enabled  ICANN legitimacy in being a multi stakeholder organization.
 Perhaps in the future our voice will better heard.


Glenn McKnight
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On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM, Garth Bruen <gbruen at knujon.com> wrote:

> NARALOers (-ites?),
> Hello all, Garth Bruen here. I have also blind-copied several groups who
> have applied to become an ALS or are in the process of doing so. The
> meeting
> time is 1700/5PM Local Time in Singapore which is a 12 hour difference from
> North American Eastern Time
> (https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=47253173).
> As many of you are aware the U.S. Commerce Department recently announced
> its
> intent to release ICANN from the long-term contract. While the U.S. could
> obviously not maintain this forever, these decisions have always been made
> previously with public consultation. That did not happen this time, which
> is
> disappointing, but what is done is done and we must prepare for the future.
> As ICANN looks to the Global Multi-stakeholders (us) for not only
> governance
> but legitimacy, we must take up our expanded role and ensure the transition
> of Internet management is done with real transparency and accountability.
> Some of the topics we will be discussing on Monday include 1) Addressing
> the
> ongoing issues with ICANN Compliance, 2) Challenges posed by Alternate DNS
> systems, 3) Efforts to engage the global disabled community, 4) Recruitment
> of native or aboriginal peoples. These items are only part of ICANN's
> agenda
> because WE within the North American At-Large pushed for them.  Programs
> currently in development within ICANN are a direct result of these efforts.
> I am here to fight for you, but I can only help if you are at the table.
> Keep bringing me your concerns and issues so they can be inserted into the
> agenda and developed into policy.
> Sincerely, Garth
> -------------------------------------
> Garth Bruen
> gbruen at knujon.com
> http://www.knujon.com
> Chair of ICANN At-Large North America (naralo.org)
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