Letter of support NPOC
- To: npoc-petition-charter@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Letter of support NPOC
- From: Alain Berranger <alain.berranger@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 11:45:55 -0500
Dear Mr. Beckstrom, Mr. Dengate-Thrush and the ICANN Board of Directors:
Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the petition and
charter of the prospective Not-for-Profit Operational Concerns Constituency
(NPOC). The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is a
not-for-profit think tank to promote bilateral relations between Canada and
Latin America and the Carribean.
FOCAL believes the petition for recognition of the NPOC as expressed in the
proposed NPOC charter adequately explains how the NPOC will improve the
ability of the GNSO to carry out its policy-development responsibilities.
FOCAL believes the ICANN community will benefit from a new constituency that
will robustly represent the non-commercial perspective of organizational
registrants and organizational users of domain names. Also, FOCAL believes
the NPOC’s outreach activities and outreach plan demonstrate how NPOC will
provide a global voice for not-for-profit/NGOs within ICANN.
Therefore, we urge the ICANN Board to promptly recognize the Not-for-Profit
Operational Concerns Constituency in accordance with Section 5(4) of Article
X of the current ICANN Bylaws.
Alain Berranger, Vice-Chair
CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR THE AMERICAS (FOCAL)
Alain Berranger, B.Eng, MBA
Executive-in-residence, Schulich School of Business, www.schulich.yorku.ca
Vice-Chair, Global Knowledge Partnership, www.globalknowledgepartnership.org
Vice Chair, Canadian Foundation for the Americas - www.focal.ca
O:+1 514 484 7824; M:+1 514 704 7824