[AFRI-Discuss] Call for Volunteers
alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Nov 14 15:38:55 UTC 2017
The first meeting of the Work Track on Geographic Names as Top Level
Domains (referred to as WT5) will be held tomorrow, 15 Wednesday at
20:00. Everyone who has an interest in the subject should consider
joining the group. See
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-10-22-en for further
In addition, the ALAC is seeking one WT Member from each region to be
the regional liaison to this WT. Although not formally representing
the views of the region or the ALAC, the presence of a liaison will
ensure that each region has at least one person who plans to closely
follow and actively participate, and that the ALAC has at least five
people with whom to coordinate our related activities.
Anyone volunteering for the position of liaison must be registered as
a Member of the WT (see above) and must commit to actively
participating. All WT discussions are carried out in English at this time.
The ALAC will try to ensure that among the liaisons, we have a wide
range of views and positions to ensure that the views of At-Large are heard.
Those wishing to become a regional liaison for WT5 should send an
expression of interest (EoI) to At-Large Staff
<staff at atlarge.icann.org> no later that Monday, 20 November at 23:59.
The EoI should include:
a) Confirmation that the applicant has already registered as a Member of WT5;
b) the region of At-Large that the applicant is affiliated with;
c) a summary of the applicant's views (no more than a few sentences)
on the use of geographic names as TLDs. These could include (but are
not limited to):
i) freedom of speech should allow any use of geographic
names without permission;
ii) geographic names should be fully controlled by the
government(s) associated with the regions;
iii) don't care about the details, but the result must be
balanced to ensure governments are reasonably satisfied and there is
reasonable access to geographic names by companies and others.
d) Subject line should include WT5 LIAISON.
All views are allowed, but the ALAC selection committee and the ALAC
will attempt to ensure that all views have a voice.
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