[alac] Fwd: Appeal to the ALAC
> Dear Vittorio, > > Please forward this correspondence to the At-Large > Advisory Committee. > > > Dear At-Large Advisory Committee members, > > Vittorio's recent post to CircleID (cited below) > reflects the frustration of the At-Large. We are a > community convinced that the ICANN Board has not been > listening to our input. > > As end-users of the DNS, policy decisions enacted by > the Board impact us directly and as such we, ICANN's > largest stakeholder group, warrant seats at the table > where such decisions are being made -- this is the > only manner by which we can ensure that our views will > be taken into account. > > In order to secure representation on the Board we > members of the At-Large have no choice but to > establish a Supporting Organization to elect our own > Board representatives. > > It is long past time to pursue this course of action. > Every other substantial group within ICANN has such > representation. Unless you believe that it is > sufficient for our community to continue being treated > as a pariah, then I ask you to take action (as did the > ccTLD community) by laying the groundwork to establish > our own Supporting Organization. > > Consider your own frustration. Ask yourselves, has an > advisory body construct well-served the needs of the > At-Large, or would we better be served by a different > institutional framework? The ccTLDs recognized that > their needs weren't being suitably met by ICANN and > reorganized accordingly. We as an impacted community > must do the same. > > I ask you to begin by establishing a mailing list > wherein these and other at-large considerations may be > thoroughly discussed/debated by the entirety of our > community. > > I ask you to enter into a discussion with your peers > in the At-Large. > > Best regards, > Danny Younger -- vb. [Vittorio Bertola - v.bertola [a] bertola.eu.org]<----- http://bertola.eu.org/ <- Prima o poi...