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

ICANN At-Large Staff staff at atlarge.icann.org
Tue Oct 18 00:43:07 UTC 2016

Dear Karine and Franck,

ICANN's At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) is pleased to inform you that Forum sur  la  Gouvernance de  l'Internet  au  Benin has been certified as an At-Large Structure (ALS).  The ALAC greatly appreciates your group's interest in involving individual users in Forum sur  la  Gouvernance de  l'Internet  au  Benin 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 information:

The At-Large introductory page<https://community.icann.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=2265510> 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/x/bwFO> , find out more about the Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs)<https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/Regional+At-Large+Organisations>, 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,  it is worth bookmarking this wiki page<https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/ICANN+Meetings>!

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<http://www.afralo.org/>
Asia/Australia/Pacific Region: http://www.apralo.org<http://www.apralo.org/>
European Region: http://www.euralo.org<http://www.euralo.org/>
Latin America/Caribbean Region:  http://www.lacralo.org<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  At-Large staff.<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 <http://www.skype.com/en/>  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/ICANNAtLarge?lang=fr%3E> !

We will forward the At-Large Beginners' guide shortly, as it is in the process of being updated. In the meantime, please refer to [any recent recording of a welcome event] . You may also like to refer to (RALO Outreach Strategic Plan] for further engagement opportunities.

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<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>.


The At-Large Advisory Committee

staff at atlarge.icann.org<mailto:staff at atlarge.icann.org>

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