[AFRI-Discuss] Improvement of the win-win relationship between the Staff and the At-Large Community

Frederic Teboul frederic.teboul at icann.org
Wed Jun 11 12:38:38 EDT 2008

Hello Alan and thanks for your message,

As previously stated, we will share the aggregated input with you, along with an analysis of the trends that we see, and our thoughts on how we might collectively (Staff and community) respond to the Regional At-Large
Organizations' needs to support greater involvement in ICANN.  After community discussion and concurrence, an Action Plan will be publicly posted and implemented.

Many thanks and best regards,


Frederic E. Teboul, Ph.D., MBA
Manager for At-Large Regional Affairs
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
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On 11/06/08 16:46, "Alan Levin" <alan at futureperfect.co.za> wrote:

Hi all,

I hope to be able to attend Fridays telecon, although I will only be
able to confirm on friday.

Meantime some responses to the staff questions:

On 10 Jun 2008, at 6:00 PM, At-Large Staff wrote:
> For your convenience, below you will find a restated set of the same
> questions.
> 1.   What issues being debated in ICANN do you believe are the most
> important to your RALO?

I do not know, it is too complex to figure out in the time available.
IMHO this is why we elect representatives to the committee to inform
us of them. I have not been able to get a triage on this important
task ...

> 2.   How can we help make the time you spend on ICANN issues as
> valuable and
> efficient to you as possible?

Help with point one. Clear simple to read emails.

> 3.   What challenges and opportunities do you see for your RALO and
> for
> At-Large more generally (in the context of ICANN work)?

Participation, representation, transparency, clarity.

> 4.   How interaction between and within RALOs be increased?

Not important to me.

> 5.   What are the top three things you would like your RALO to
> achieve?

Clear simple communications
Regular reporting and updates
Regular elections

(e.g., "Operational Plan and Budget for FY 08/09" is not relevant to
us, I would much prefer to see a whois TF update and gtld process
update in simple to read language with the key points).

> 6.   What are the top three things you believe ICANN Staff could do
> to help
> your RALO?

Ensure that our representatives are communicating and are representing
our interests




Alan Levin
Tel: +27 21 409-7997

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