[At-Large] CEO Fadi's visit to Tokyo

Izumi AIZU iza at anr.org
Mon Feb 18 08:35:50 UTC 2013

Dear AtLarge community,

As an not-so-active member of AtLarge, I like to share the following

About a week ago, I heard that ICANN CEO Fadi is coming to Tokyo shortly
from a former member of NomCom and current member of gNSO Council. They did
not have any information about the specifics and not contacted for any
possible meeting in Tokyo with him.

On Thursday last week, I got a call from one of the registrars and
applicants for new gTLDs, asking to join the lunch with him, as a private
lunch. I accepted the invitation, but told them I like to have a different
open meeting and will write to such request to ICANN.

On Friday, I sent an email to Fadi and some other officers of ICANN that it
would be much better to add an open meeting with all stakeholders in the
ICANN community in Japan, but so far no reply came in [yet hopefully].

I got email from Internet Association of Japan that they had not been
contacted. The government in charge said they will have a meeting.
No AtLarge, as far as I know, are contacted. ISP association is not

When the former CEO Rod came to Tokyo, similar thing happened. He only
contacted selected few organizations and made no public meeting at all.

Are these convention same elsewhere?  Is there not much attempt to
"outreach" in recent ICANN world (as before)?

Am I too naiive and optimistic ?


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