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ICANN’s At-Large Community in Full Force at Internet Governance Forum

07-Nov-2012 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 5187
MARINA DEL REY, CA - Demonstrating the power of the multistakeholder model to rally individual Internet users, nearly 30 members of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)'s At-Large Community are participating in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku, Azerbaijan from 6-9 November 2012.

According to the Corporation, the African Regional At-Large Organization (AFRALO) and the Asia, Australasia and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) worked with ICANN to put together sessions examining aspects of ICANN's New gTLD Program.

New gTLD Program: An Opportunity for Development or a Means for More Digital Divide?
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
09:00 – 10:30
Conference Room #8
Organized by AFRALO

New gTLDs: Implications and Potential for Community Engagement, Advocacy and Development
Friday, 9 November 2012
11:00 – 12:30
Conference Room #8
Organized by APRALO

At-Large Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Olivier Crépin-Leblond said, "Through their active participation in the IGF in the organization of workshops and other activities, the members of the ICANN At-Large community will be working to ensure that the voice of the end-user within ICANN is heard in this important venue. This will help to show the successful multistakeholder model within ICANN."

In addition to organizing and participating in sessions, At-Large members will also join ICANN staff at its informational booth in the IGF Village. They will provide information on ICANN-sponsored events as well as on the new MyICANN web portal.


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