1
Individual
Internet user community
interested in ICANN and
shaping the future of the Internet
INTERNET SOCIETY KENYA CHA...
2
Key Terms
• At-Large Structures (ALS): groups of individual Internet
users all around the world
• Regional At-Large Orga...
3
What is the work of ALAC ?
• Provide Advice to the Board of ICANN;
• Communicate At-Large perspectives to ICANN public c...
4
ICANN multi-stakeholder model
Board of Directors
President and CEO 16 9 1013141112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 15
At-Large Security ...
5
6
At-Large Bottom-up to the ALAC
Bottom
Up
7
RALO
DISCUSSION
CROSS-RALO
DISCUSSION
SEND TO
ALAC
Example of At-Large Structure Input
Bottom-up process
8
ALAC DISCUSSION
ALAC
VOTE
STATEMENT
RELEASED
Bottom-up process
9
ALAC output
• Policy statements on major issues (with important
inputs from ALSes and RALOs)
• Comments
• Advice to the ...
10
Are we affected?
• ALS Education and engagement
• .nairobi
• Reserve name policies e.g. maasai.Africa
• DNSSEC
• IPv6
11
Working groups we participate in
Ways to get ENGAGED
• WHOIS Policy
• New gTLDs
• Future Structure, Accountability and ...
12
Working groups
• At-Large Registrants Rights and Responsibilities
• At-Large Engagement in ICANN
• ALAC Subcommittees
•...
13
Way Forward
• Collaboration and Community engagement
• AFRINIC
• LOCAL LIR
• Participate in netMundial (setup a remote ...
14
Metrics
• The growth of Internet adoption and usage
• Improved uptake, use and governance of Internet
resources and ide...
15
Thank You
Mwendwa Kivuva
Internet Society Kenya Chapter Secretary General and ALS Representative
www.isoc.or.ke
info@is...
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Kenya' ICANN At-large Structure - Internet Society

  1. 1. 1 Individual Internet user community interested in ICANN and shaping the future of the Internet INTERNET SOCIETY KENYA CHAPTER ALS Sarova Panafric, 31st March 2014
  2. 2. 2 Key Terms • At-Large Structures (ALS): groups of individual Internet users all around the world • Regional At-Large Organizations (RALOs): AFRALO, EURALO, APRALO, NARALO, LACRALO • At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC): an advisory committee to ICANN - with a mandate to "consider and provide advice on the activities of ICANN, insofar as they relate to the interests of individual Internet users".
  3. 3. 3 What is the work of ALAC ? • Provide Advice to the Board of ICANN; • Communicate At-Large perspectives to ICANN public comment requests • Initiate PDPs and providing input and advice that accurately reflects the views of individual Internet users; • Issue comments on any subject, process, structure, policy or topic which it deems important to policy development and execution; • Takes part in cross-community working groups (CWGs) within ICANN • Promoting outreach activities in the community of individual Internet users; Inform community about significant news from ICANN; • Offering Internet-based mechanisms that enable discussions among members of At-Large structures
  4. 4. 4 ICANN multi-stakeholder model Board of Directors President and CEO 16 9 1013141112 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 15 At-Large Security & Stability Advisory Committee Root Server System Advisory Committee ICANN Staff MDR – 68 SV – 11 DC – 9 Sydney - 5 Brussels - 5 Other US - 11 Other non-US - 14 Per ICANN Bylaws, Article VII, section 2 Nominating Committee ASO GNSO ccNSO Regional Internet Registries ARIN RIPE NCC LACNIC APNIC AfriNIC gTLD Registries gTLD Registrars IP interests ISPs Businesses Universities Consumers ccTLD registries (.us, .uk, .au, .it, .be, .nl, etc.) Internet Engineering Task Force Internet Users (At-Large Advisory Committee, in conjunction with RALOs) SSAC RSSAC Technical Liaison Group TLG IETF ALAC L L LL L Governmental Advisory Committee G A C ChairOmbudsman
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  6. 6. 6 At-Large Bottom-up to the ALAC Bottom Up
  7. 7. 7 RALO DISCUSSION CROSS-RALO DISCUSSION SEND TO ALAC Example of At-Large Structure Input Bottom-up process
  8. 8. 8 ALAC DISCUSSION ALAC VOTE STATEMENT RELEASED Bottom-up process
  9. 9. 9 ALAC output • Policy statements on major issues (with important inputs from ALSes and RALOs) • Comments • Advice to the Board • Future Challenges WG to facilitate proactive policy input • End-user education (Beginner's Guide) and warnings (i.e. pre-registrations) • Cross-community cooperation (in addition to liaisons) • GAC • Registrars • Commercial Stakeholder Group (CSG)
  10. 10. 10 Are we affected? • ALS Education and engagement • .nairobi • Reserve name policies e.g. maasai.Africa • DNSSEC • IPv6
  11. 11. 11 Working groups we participate in Ways to get ENGAGED • WHOIS Policy • New gTLDs • Future Structure, Accountability and Transparency of ICANN • Technical Issues Working Group: interested in the stability, safety and security of Domain Name System (DNS) - (DNSSEC, IPv6)
  12. 12. 12 Working groups • At-Large Registrants Rights and Responsibilities • At-Large Engagement in ICANN • ALAC Subcommittees • At-Large WG on Future Challenges • https://atlarge-lists.icann.org/mailman/listinfo
  13. 13. 13 Way Forward • Collaboration and Community engagement • AFRINIC • LOCAL LIR • Participate in netMundial (setup a remote hub) • Universities
  14. 14. 14 Metrics • The growth of Internet adoption and usage • Improved uptake, use and governance of Internet resources and identifiers in the Kenya • Success of capacity building events; and • Increased awareness, knowledge and understanding of DNS and Internet governance and technical issues.
  15. 15. 15 Thank You Mwendwa Kivuva Internet Society Kenya Chapter Secretary General and ALS Representative www.isoc.or.ke info@isoc.or.ke Twitter: @isoc_ke

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