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Re: [wg-e] DNSO Fund Raising Document - in text format
thank you for the contribution to Committee E.
my suggestion/comment is as follows;
1. we need to make the report to DNSO LA Meeting. this may be an interim
report or final report.
2. the report is the comprehensive recommendation to DNSO and possibly to
3. will prepare the first draft of the report next week.
4. fund raising should be included in the report, and your contribution would
5. any actual implementation such as raising fund would be in the next phase
except for urgent cases such as things to be done prior to LA Meeting.
6. there would be several areas to be addressed as the urgent items such as
a. regarding ICANN Board and DNSO Names Council elections
b. regarding brochures for these elections and their membership drive.
On Thu, Sep 09, 1999 at 06:16:40PM +0300, Tarek Kamel wrote:
> Dear Meembers of workgroup E (Awareness and Outreach)
> In Santiago we agreed on our face to face meetng that we will prepare
> a document for fund raising.
> Please comment the attached document
> Fund Raising Request for the DNSO at ICANN
> Internet Evolution Worldwide
> The Internet is a revolutionary phenomenon in telecommunication and
> information technology. It has opened new opportunities for a networked
> society and has established new concepts for human communication and
> interaction. When the Internet took off by mid 80's, only a few hundred
> computers were connected to the network. Ever since then the Internet has
> been growing exponentially. Today the Internet is in its 11th year of
> annual doubling since 1988. There are over 44 million hosts on the
> Internet and an estimated 150 million users, worldwide. By 2006, the
> Internet is likely to exceed the size of the global telephone network.
> Background Information:
> The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the new
> non-profit corporation formed to take over responsibility for the IP
> address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system
> management, and root server system management functions now performed under
> U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.
> The Board of ICANN will be composed of nineteen Directors, nine At-Large
> Directors, nine to be nominated by Supporting Organizations, and the
> President/CEO (ex officio). The nine At-Large Directors of the Initial
> Board are serving one-year terms and will be succeeded by At-Large
> Directors elected by an at-large membership organization.
> Main Structure:
> The ICANN Bylaws provide for three Supporting Organizations (SOs) to
> assist, review and develop recommendations on Internet policy and structure
> within three specialized areas. The SOs will help to promote the
> development of Internet policy and encourage international and diverse
> participation in the technical management of the Internet. Each SO will
> name three Directors to the ICANN Board. The three SOs are:
> 1. The Address Supporting Organization (ASO) will be concerned with the
> system of IP addresses, such as 18.104.22.168, that uniquely identify the
> Internet's networked computers.
> 2. The Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO) will be concerned with
> the Domain Name System, the system of names commonly used to identify
> Internet locations and resources. The DNS translates hierarchically
> structured, easy-to-remember names (like www.icann.org) into IP addresses
> that have been assigned to specific computers.
> 3. The Protocol Supporting Organization (PSO) will be concerned with the
> assignment of parameters for Internet protocols, the technical standards
> that let computers exchange information and manage communications over the
> The following are the self-organizing Constituency Groups within ICANN's
> Domain Name Supporting Organization, an ICANN advisory body dealing with
> policy issues relating to the Domain Name System. These groups will select
> members of the DNSO Names Council -- the body that will be responsible for
> the management of the DNSO's consensus building process, and for
> communicating DNSO recommendations about Domain Name System policy to the
> ICANN Board of Directors.
> · The ccTLD Registries Constituency
> The purpose of the ccTLD Registries Constituency is to represent the views
> and interests of countries top level domain name owners.
> · The Commercial and Business Entities Constituency
> The purpose of the Business Constituency is to represent the views and
> interests of those stakeholders who use the Internet to conduct their
> business or part of it. This representation is limited to those entities
> that use the Network to develop their business.
> · The gTLD Registries Constituency
> The purpose of the gTLD Registries Constituency is to represent the views
> and interests of generic top level domain owners.
> · The Intellectual Property Constituency
> The purpose of the Intellectual Property Constituency is to recommend
> policies on domain name matters, to the DNSO, to protect trademarks and
> intellectual property.
> · The ISPs and Connectivity Providers Constituency
> The purpose of the ISPs and Connectivity Providers Constituency is to
> ensure that views of Internet Service Providers and Connectivity Providers
> are appropriately communicated and understood. It will be particularly
> attentive to the needs and concerns of such providers and balance these
> with the public interest.
> · The Noncommercial Domain Name Holders Constituency - NCDNHC
> The purpose of the Noncommercial Domain Name Holders Constituency is to
> support noncommercial speech and activity on the Internet and to protect
> the domain names under which that speech is placed.
> · The Registrars Constituency
> The purpose of the Registrar Constituency is to represent the views and
> interests of professional domain name registrars within the DNSO.
> Registrars are entities that act as a technical and operational interface
> between domain name holders (registrants) and TLD registries.
> The DNSO Working Groups/Committees created by the Names Council are
> · Working Group A - Dispute Resolution Policy
> · Working Group B - Famous Trade-Marks
> · Working Group C - New gTLDs
> · Working Group D - Business Plan and Internal Procedures
> · Working Group E - Outreach and Global Awareness.
> Funds Needed:
> It is expected that each SO will establish equitable participation dues or
> other assessments to cover all costs of organizing and sustaining the work
> of the SO within the ICANN structure.
> Funds Utilization:
> Outreach and Global Awareness
> Funds needed, will be used by the Outreach and Global Awareness committee
> to achieve its objectives:
> · Target
> Determine target people worldwide.
> Define members' qualifications.
> State pros/cons of different memberships
> · Awareness
> Prepare content for distribution.
> Issue periodic publications.
> Choose appropriate publication media.
> Make use of public relation issues.
> Determine geographic objectives.
> Measure/Monitor awareness progress.
> · Outreach
> Overcome cultural impediments.
> Overcome geographic barriers.
> Achieve multilingual communication.
> Make efforts to reach developing/emerging countries.
> Define membership requirements.
> Ease application process to attract new members.
> Define means of communication.