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ICANN AtLarge Activities Asia-Pacific

AP* Retreat Feb 22, 2004 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Izumi Aizu

My participation to ICANN so far

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1996: GLOCOM sponsored a Panel on Internet governance at INET Montreal 1998 participated IFWP Steering Committee

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APIA as the only legal entity from Asia Sent comments to USG Participated all IFWP meetings, chaired WG on Membership Hosted IFWP in Singapore GLOCOM meting with Ira Magaziner in Tokyo

Convey voices from Asia

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1999 MAC to establish membership structure 2000 Election, Study in 2001 as NAIS 2002 “reform”, 2003 became ALAC

ALS application status:

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Certified as ALS: 10 Europe: 5 Africa: 3 LA/CB: 1 Asia Pacific: 1 North America: 0 Under due diligence: 6 Europe: 1 LA/CB: 1 Asia Pacific: 4


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Certified as ALS:

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Internet Society - Finland (22 Nov 03) Internet Society - Bulgaria (30 Oct 03) Internet Society Luxembourg (27 Oct 03) Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft (FITUG) e.V (20 Oct 03) Societa' Internet (4 Sept 03) Under due diligence:

Internet Society - Catalan (19 Jan 04)


Certified as At-Large Structure:

Sudan Internet Society (29 Sep 03)

Anais.AC (27 Oct 03)

11 African countries: Cameroon- Chad- Gabon - Central Africa Republic- Congo and RDC, part of Euro-African network Anais

Moroccan Internet Society (25 Nov 03)

Latin America/Carribean Islands

Certified as ALS:

Alfred (13 Oct 2003)

Under due diligence:

Asociación Costmaries de Derecho Informático (2 Dec 2003)

North America

No application submitted so far

Interested parties:




Asia Pacific

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Certified as ALS:

Arab Knowledge Management Society (3 Oct 03) Under due diligence:

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National Information Infrastructure Enterprise Promotion Association, Taiwan (7 Jan 04) At Large @ China (9 January 04) ISOC Taiwan Chapter (29 Jan 04) Internet Society Vasudhay Kutumbhkum (ISVK)- India (5 Feb 04)


[email protected]

Established in 2003

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Internet Society of China gave support, but [email protected] is independent To serve individual users of China Using CNC’s national network to reach users in provinces


National Information Infrastructure Enterprise Promotion Association, Taiwan (

Industry promotion body, with many individual members

ISOC Taiwan Chapter



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Consultation with Internet Community and Government (MPHPT)

WSIS Liaison Group is formed by MPHPT Internet Governance TF to be proposed

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WG on AtLrage WG on WSIS Internet Users Network, Tokyo

47 members now online

Peer-to-peer model, network of networks

Building RALO in Asia

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At least 3 ALSs from 2 countries to organize Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) First preparatory meeting in July at ICANN KL meeting

Challenges for RALOs

    Come to produce reasonable working mechanism (it took years for DNSO to become productive) How individuals participate after RALO established?

Funding: government/industry support?

Setup office? Secretariat?

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Lightweight organization


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Regional diversity User organization to act as local focal point How to go beyond the technical community? – Consumer advocates, general users, small enterprise, etc.

More challenges

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Will Bottom-up happen without top-down or other support?

Need some top-down?

Bottom-up per se is illusion?

Do we need an umbrella structure?

Still need coordination within region, and beyond regions

Challenges for AP

Difficult to base on individuals in Asia:

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Should we accept industry and government support/collaboration?

How much “restriction” should we adopt with the criteria?


(Asia Pacific Networking Group)

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APNG AtLarge committee starting

To share information from AP region To get more people involved, outreach

Initial members: 2

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Kapil Chawla (India) Izumi Aizu (Japan), Co-Chair Ji-Yul Yoo (KRNIC) Co-Chair Ching Chiao (Taiwan) James Seng (Singapore) Hong Xue (China) ?? ([email protected]) Tommy Matsumoto (Japan) nd Meeting: 1:30 PM Feb 23, tomorrow!

Asia-Pacific Region

Unt. Arab Emirat.

Afghanistan Armenia Australia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Bahrain Brunei Darussalam Bhutan Cook Islands China Cyprus Fiji Micronesia (FS) Georgia Hong Kong Indonesia Israel India Iraq Iran, Islamic Republic of Jordan Japan Kyrgyzstan Cambodia Kiribati Korea (DPR) Korea (R) Kuwait Kazakhstan Lao (PDR) Lebanon Sri Lanka Marshall Islands Myanmar Mongolia Macao Maldives Malaysia Norfolk Island Nepal Nauru Niue New Zealand Oman Papua New Guin.

Philippines Pakistan Palestinian Ter.

Palau Qatar Saudi Arabia Solomon Islands Singapore

Syrian Arab Rep.

Thailand Tajikistan Tokelau Timor-Leste Turkmenistan Tonga Turkey Tuvalu Uzbekistan Viet Nam Vanuatu

Asia-Pacific Region

(cont’d) Samoa Yemen Cocos Islands Christmas Island Heard/McDonald Islands Taiwan Antarctica

Core Internet groups in Asia Pacific:

         APNG (Asia Pacific Networking Group) APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Center) APRICOT (Conference body) APTLD APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Networking) APCAUCE (Asia Pacific Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email ) AIII (Asia Internet Infrastructure Initiative) AP Cert (Computer Emergency Response Team) AP* (joint organizational activity of all APs)

ALAC Contacts:

   Website: Asia-Pacific contacts:  Hong Xue, Hong Kong  Toshifumi Matsumoto, Japan  Izumi Aizu, Japan Email: [email protected]

ALS Applications and Certification Process

 Any group (existing or newly formed for this purpose) that supports individuals' ability to share their views on ICANN issues, and that meets the few simple criteria listed on the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) website, can apply to be an At-Large Structure.

Structure for Individual User (At Large) Involvement

 ICANN created Interim At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) few months ago and called for framework of local, regional, global groups to promote structured involvement and informed participation of world’s “At-Large” community.

At-Large Advisory Committee

Steps for At-Large Structure Certification:


A group submits an ALS application. 2.

ALAC conducts due diligence, ALAC Regional members in charge.


ALAC reviews the application and related documentation. 4.

ALAC votes on certifying the applicant as an "At-Large Structure." 1.

ALAC has “hands-off” approach – accept unless we have serious objections 5.

ALAC notifies the applicant about the result