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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

ALAC seeks for board members

Global internet coordinating agency, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has commenced search for board membership of its At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).

ITRealms Online recalls that At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN and currently has over 120 structures representing the views of individual Internet users, who are active throughout the world.

ICANN also said in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online, endorsed by the Cheryl Langdon-Orr, the Chair of ALAC, indicated that the group is calling for applications from those who may be interested in helping to develop policy while serving on the organization’s board of directors.

ICANN explained that it’s At-Large community has decided to embark on this global search to fill a Board seat reserved for an Internet user who does not represent a particular government, corporate or non-profit entity.

“This is all about providing a voice for the average everyday Internet user in the global non-profit organization charged with coordinating the Internet addressing system,” Langdon-Orr said, stressing that ICANN wants to hear from all segments of the Internet community, including the individuals who often simply feel they don’t have a voice in policy formation.

Emphasizing that ALAC is looking for someone with a broad international perspective and a background in Internet users’ interests, consumer policy and or civil society worldwide.

The At-Large board member, Langdon-Orr also said would have a voice in the numerous ICANN issues which help define the organization.

“The Internet is defined by its unique ability to give everyone a voice. This is an opportunity to extend that concept of inclusion to ICANN’s top level,” Langdon-Orr said.

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