[AFRI-Discuss] Welcome to At-Large!

staff at atlarge.icann.org staff at atlarge.icann.org
Wed Sep 9 14:49:08 UTC 2015

Apologies to all, this was of course intended for the APRALO Discussion
mailing list. I have re-sent it just now.

Very sorry for the typo in the mailing list, Sri Lanka is of course a new
APRALO ALS, even though you are very welcome to greet them too!

Kindest regards,


From:  Nathalie Peregrine <nathalie.peregrine at icann.org> on behalf of
Nathalie Peregrine <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
Date:  Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 9:32 AM
To:  Eranga Samararathna <erangac at gmail.com>, "srimalit at yahoo.com"
<srimalit at yahoo.com>
Cc:  ALAC Internal List <alac-internal at atlarge-lists.icann.org>,
Afri-Discuss <afri-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>, Nathalie Peregrine
<staff at atlarge.icann.org>
Subject:  Welcome to At-Large!

Dear Eranga and Srimal,

ICANN's At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) is pleased to inform you that Sri
Lanka Next Generation (SLNG) has been certified as an At-Large Structure
(ALS).  The ALAC greatly appreciates your group's interest in involving
individual users in APRALO and ICANN and looks forward to working with you
and your colleagues.

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

It¹s very important to keep the members of your organization informed (about
significant news from ICANN and information on ICANN policy-development
efforts) and engaged in activities of interest. Here are a few of the tools
members of At-Large find useful:

The At-Large wiki space is where you can find most of the relevant

The At-Large introductory page
<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=2265510>  will
help you navigate through the wiki contents. This is where you can find the
latest announcements, and subscribe to the At-Large Google calendar
<https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/Calendar> at the bottom of the
page. This will ensure you never miss a meeting!

>From any chosen page in the At-Large wiki, you can find your bearings easily
by navigating via the purple box at the top left hand corner of the page. It
is very convenient to be able to consult the latest At-Large Policy
Development Activity
<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=2265510> , find
out more about the Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs)
> , and about At-Large Working Groups
<https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/At-Large+Working+Groups> .  For
the most up to date information about At-Large meetings during ICANN Public
meetings, <https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/ICANN+Meetings>  it
is worth bookmarking this wiki page!

Regional wiki 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 maintained by the
community. They are:

African Region: http://www.afralo.org
Asia/Australia/Pacific Region: http://www.apralo.org
European Region: http://www.euralo.org <http://www.euralo.org/>
Latin America/Caribbean Region:  http://www.lacralo.org
North American Region: http://www.naralo.org <http://www.naralo.org/>

At-Large Mailing Lists. There are many At-Large email lists, for each
region, you can sign up to them and manage your subscriptions at:
http://atlarge-lists.icann.org/mailman/listinfo . The primary and secondary
points of contact you have identified in the application form will
automatically be added to your region's list just for accredited ALSes to
discuss regional issues and to the mailing list for Staff announcements
(only Staff can post messages to that list); you are invited to join others
as you wish.

ALAC website. The ALAC website <http://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
<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>

 ICANN website: The ICANN website <https://www.icann.org/>  is where all
announcements  <https://www.icann.org/news> are posted, and where you can
find practical information about ICANN Public meetings
<http://meetings.icann.org/> .

Skype chat: At-Large community members and staff use Skype group chats
extensively. A group chat exists for most Working Groups and RALOs. So
please don¹t hesitate to send At-Large Staff your Skype ID and we¹ll gladly
add you to the relevant chats. Please click here <www.skype.com>  if you
don¹t have a Skype account. It¹s free and staff are available to help if you
run into any trouble.

Facebook: The At-Large community has its own Facebook page
<https://www.facebook.com/icann.atlarge?fref=ts> . It¹s useful to keep up
with announcements and helpful information

Twitter: Members of At-Large tweet extensively and are particularly active
during ICANN Public meetings. Follow At-Large on Twitter
<https://twitter.com/ICANN_AtLarge?lang=fr> !

We will forward the At-Large Beginners¹ guide shortly, as it is in the
process of being updated. In the meantime, please refer to the recording of
our Informal Welcome Webinar for new ALSes
pbMode=normal>  which took place in July. Another webinar will take place
before the end of the year.

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

http://www.atlarge.icann.org <http://www.atlarge.icann.org/>
 staff at atlarge.icann.org


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