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DigitalSENSE Africa responds @Review of ICANN At-Large 2016-2017

A Lagos-based certified At-Large Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (ICANN) At-Large Structure (ALS) DigitalSENSE Africa Media, has successfully submitted comments to survey on the review of the ICANN At-Large community for 2016 and 2017, reports ITRealms.

Confirming this, the Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media, Nkemdilim Nweke, noted that the organization annually hosts the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable since 2008 and 2011 respectively as well as publishes DigitalSENSE Business News, ITRealms and NaijaAgroNet.

She also said, DigitalSENSE Africa Media had in 2011 mid-wifed the first Nigeria-hosted West African Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF), and is reputed as a team of internationally reputed and award-winning ICT industry analysts and perception management professionals; affiliated to Non-Commercial Users Stakeholders Group (NCSG) an ICANN Generic Name Supporting Organisation (GNSO); member of Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) Local MultiStakeholder Advisory Group (LMAG); African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS); Africa Information Society Initiative (AISI) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), ECOWAS Network of Science Journalists, Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN), Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP), to name a few.

The survey, ITRealms reports, officially opened on 14 September is expected to end 21 October 2016; and is being conducted as part of ITEMS International's independent Review of ICANN's At-Large Community between May 2016 to March 2017.

ITRealms also reports that the survey is aimed at all Internet end-users with as interest in policy making in connection with the Domain Name System (DNS) and in particular, in the role and function of the At-Large Community (ALAC).

Additionally, ITRealms reveals that survey takes between 5 and 25 minutes depending on respondent’s profile, how much time they have got, and how much respondent has to say.
In order to take part in this survey, ITRealms reports that respondent’s name, identity and any information such a respondent may wish to provide, which ITEM’s team promised will be treated in strict confidence.

ITRealms recollects that ALAC represents the interests of Internet users worldwide who contribute to the development of policies that influence the technical coordination of the Domain Name System (DNS).

Further, ITRealms gathered that the survey is open to all interested parties on Internet.

“Whether you are the representative of an At-Large Structure (ALS), a regular participant in ICANN meetings, an ICANN insider, or a newcomer to the world of Internet governance, your opinion interests us,” says ICANN.

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