[AFRI-Discuss] Welcome MACSIS to ICANN At-Large!

At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Tue Jul 29 09:49:46 EDT 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
TO:                       Morroccan Association of Civil Society for
Information Society (MACSIS)
FROM:                 ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)
SUBJECT:            At-Large Structure Certification

ICANN's At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) is pleased to inform you that the
Morroccan Association of Civil Society for Information Society has been
certified as an At-Large Structure (ALS).  The ALAC greatly appreciates your
interest in involving individual users in ICANN and looks forward to working
with you and your colleagues.

The purpose of ALS certification is to recognize that your organizationå
meets the necessary criteria to involve individual Internet users at the
local or issue level in ICANN activities, and that your organization will
support its individual members' informed participation in ICANN efforts that
affect end-users.

The ALAC is eager to promote a productive working relationship between your
organization, other ALS, and the ALAC (and ICANN in general), and your input
on how we can make this a success would be greatly appreciated.

We would like to offer some initial tools to help your organization keep its
members informed (about significant news from ICANN and information on ICANN
policy-development efforts) and engaged in activities of interest:

- Point of Contact for your Organisation: Please send an email to
staff at atlarge.icann.org identifying the names and email addresses of one or
two individuals who will be the point of contact for information and
correspondence regarding ICANN At-Large. If this changes, please let us

- At Large Mailing Lists. There are many At Large email lists, for
each region; you can signup for them and manage your subscriptions at:
http://atlarge-lists.icann.org/mailman/listinfo. The points of contact you
identify will automatically be added to your region¹s list just for
accredited ALSes to discuss regional issues; you are invited to join others
as you wish.

- ALS information.  Information about your organization will be shared
with the At-Large community to enable individuals interested in your group's
activities to contact you, and to encourage cooperation with other groups
interested in ICANN activities in your geographic region. Please complete
and email the form at the bottom of this note to staff at atlarge.icann.org.

-  ALAC website. The ALAC website (www.atlarge.icann.org) is a good
source for ICANN news and information of interest to individual Internet
users.  We encourage you to provide your members with a link.  The ALAC
relies on volunteers to translate information into multiple languages.
Translations of documents on the website are welcome and should be sent to
staff at atlarge.icann.org.

-  At-Large Regional Websites. Regional webpages also have been
created to distribute information (including in local languages) on
activities, events and issues of particular interest to people in each
region.  These are being very substantially revised in the next couple of
weeks but you should keep the URLs handy and check back regularly. They are:

African Region:    

Asia/Australia/Pacific Region:                  http://www.apralo.org/

European Region:   

Latin America/Caribbean Region:           http://www.lacralo.org/

North American Region:                          http://www.naralo.org/

- Regional WiKi: Each At-Large Region has a Wiki that allows the region
to collaborate. These are maintained by the community and create the
regional websites shown above. This framework is in the final stages of
preparation but if you wish to have a user account, send an email to
staff at atlarge.icann.org

We look forward to working with you and your organization's members to
advance individual Internet users' interests within ICANN.  If you have any
questions, or need additional information, please contact us at
staff at atlarge.icann.org.


The At-Large Advisory Committee
staff at atlarge.icann.org



Location (city/country/region; whatever is relevant to your membership):


Member benefits:

Contacts (name/s and email address/es -- title/s optional):


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Nick Ashton-Hart, Matthias Langenegger, Frederic Teboul
ICANN At-Large Staff
email: staff at atlarge.icann.org

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