Copy below of our letter of support dated June 17th,
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The Internet is for Everyone!
Society of Australia
A Chapter of the Internet Society
ABN 36 076 406 801
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ICANN Board Members,
I am writing to advise that the Internet Society of Australia
(ISOC-AU) would be very happy for the
Internet Society (ISOC) to be involved in
managing the .org registry.
ISOC-AU is the Australian chapter of ISOC and we are
committed to the ISOC vision for development
of the Internet, particularly that
The Internet is for Everyone! ISOCs central role, as a non-profit
in development of the Internet for the benefit of all people and countries is undisputed.
ISOC is well placed to contribute to effective management and governance for the
focused on non-profit organisations: .org.
As a long time supporter of
the Internet, I have been involved in ISOC's activities and am currently
of the Australian chapter of ISOC. I believe that ISOC involvement bid would be good
.org and good for the Internet community for a number of reasons.
as one of the oldest 'Internet institutions' ISOC has long led activities that contribute
to an open
and stable Internet. Through its current initiatives in support of
education and training, Internet
standards and protocol, and public policy, ISOC
has played a critical role in ensuring that the Internet
has developed in a stable
and open manner. ISOC also provides a voice to the many talented
wish to contribute to these issues and serves as a global community for issues critical
the Internet's development. Additionally, ISOC supports the open mechanisms that
important in enabling true consensus on key Internet developmental issues.
I believe that ISOC's mission of ensuring "the open development, evolution and use
Internet for the benefit of all people of the world" is in full harmony
with the goals of .org. For 10
years ISOC has run international network training
programs for developing countries and these
programs continue to play a vital
role in setting up the Internet connections and networks in virtually
that has connected to the Internet in the last 8 years.
Second, ISOC's plans for
.org will enable it to flourish as a truly global home for non-commercial
on the Internet. Though well established, .org remains well short of its true potential,
ISOC, as evidenced by the breadth of both its past and current undertakings,
can be a credible force
in furthering the value of .org to the non-commercial
organizations across the world. As a non-commercial
entity itself, we believe
ISOC will make an effective and trustworthy steward for the
I ask you
to look favourably upon the Internet Society involvement in governance of .org. Their
as the registry manager for this very important domain would be highly beneficial.
17 June 2002