[AFRI-Discuss] [At-Large] Independent At-Large Website

Nick Ashton-Hart nick.ashton-hart at icann.org
Fri Jul 6 12:41:06 EDT 2007


There are currently two main sites:

www.icannalac.org - a basically dormant site which was meant to be  
maintained by the ALAC as their independent voice. After Jean left it  
basically has been left without being updated; when she was a member  
of the committee she was the only one who maintained or added  
information to it.

www.alac.icann.org - the 'official' ALAC site, which was very stale  
(I've started a series of updates designed to carry us through until  
the new community site is finished

There are then the regional sites, which point to the wikis of each  

The new site is going to be:


This is meant to bring together the ALAC site (official one), plus  
the features and content of the wikis (providing regions dynamic  
homesites), plus many of the other features, including those from  
www.icannalac.org - but far in excess of the feature set that  
icannnalac.org has.

On 6 Jul 2007, at 15:03, Eduardo Diaz wrote:

> All:
> No I am confused. I read what Nick wrote about the new AlAC web  
> site (in a
> previous mail) and after reading this I am not sure what is what.  
> Are we
> talking about two different sites - one filtered by ICANN lawyers  
> and one
> that is not?
> Help!
> Eduardo
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Ashton-Hart [mailto:nick.ashton-hart at icann.org]
> Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 9:02 AM
> To: Annette Muehlberg
> Cc: Africa Discuss; At-Large Worldwide; Asia-Pacific Discuss; Europe
> Discuss; LAC Discuss; NA Discuss; ediaz at prtc.net
> Subject: Re: [At-Large] Independent At-Large Website
> Annette, I should be remiss if I didn't point out that there are a
> few errors in your statement below - perhaps you've forgotten, but I
> informed the ALAC quite a while ago that a new website to replace
> alac.icann.org was being built; my staff report for May provided
> further details of what that site would provide, and of course in the
> last few days I have provided additional information. This is long
> before Eduardo's kind offer to act as webmaster for icannalac.org.
> Also, I told the ALAC the issue with legal review of contents posted
> by anyone paid by ICANN as long ago as last December - long before
> the project funding request was put through for Jean to be paid to
> update icannalac.org.
> Of course if the ALAC wants to maintain the website which was paid
> for by ICANN so that the ALAC has an independent voice, that would be
> great!  As far as I can see, these are not competitive efforts, but
> rather complimentary efforts.
> On 6 Jul 2007, at 13:38, Annette Muehlberg wrote:
>> All,
>> a discussion has been started on the NARALO list on how to continue
>> to run our independent ALAC/RALO website after our voluntary
>> website manager Jean had to leave the ALAC december last year. The
>> ALAC thought we could hire someone (her) to help to feed in texts
>> by ALAC/RALO members on our website but after handing in our
>> project form we were finally told that in this case our website
>> would loose its independent status and any text would have to be
>> controlled by ICANN lawyers.
>> So, I am very happy that Eduardo from Puerto Rico just volunteered
>> for running our independent ALAC/RALO website!
>> After he volunteered we now receive the information a "new website
>> is being built".
>> The ALAC made a strong effort to create its own independent website
>> and I think, we should work together and discuss the best
>> structuring of the website and related work together on the At-
>> Large list, so that we will have the full power and creativity of
>> all regions included!
>> best greetings to all of you
>> Annette
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