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

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 01:44:46 UTC 2013

Dear Izumi:
As you may recall, several members of the ALAC have recorded their troubled
response when scheduled ICANN meetings are held in places without an effort
to cover all ICANN constituencies.

The ALAC is itself on record to the Board promoting transparency and
demanding wider engagement when these meetings take place.

Our colleague Evan  Leibovitch has probably been most vocal and maybe will
tell what he has done in previous situations.


Carlton A Samuels
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On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 3:35 AM, Izumi AIZU <iza at anr.org> wrote:

> Dear AtLarge community,
> As an not-so-active member of AtLarge, I like to share the following
> info/question.
> 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
> contacted.
> 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 ?
> izumi
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