The Current ALS certification Criteria are the following:

  1. Commit to supporting individual Internet users’ informed participation in ICANN by distributing to individual constituents/members information on relevant ICANN activities and issues, offering Internet-based mechanisms that enable discussions of one or more of these activities and issues among individual constituents/members, and involving individual constituents/members in relevant ICANN policy development, discussions and decisions.
  2. Be constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which the ALS is based will predominate in the ALS’ operation. The ALS may permit additional participation by others that is compatible with the interests of the individual Internet users within the region.
  3. Be self-supporting (not rely on ICANN for funding).
  4. Post on the Internet (on the ALAC’s website or elsewhere) publicly- accessible, current information about the ALS’s goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/ membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s).
  5. Assist the RALO in performing its function.

Are we satisfied with these criteria?

Is there anything to change to get more active and more engaged ALSes?

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  1. Be self-supporting (do not rely on ICANN for funding).

    In fact, when we organize activities both at local and national level, we call on various technical and financial partners at local and international level.

    If we do not count on the financial participation of ICANN as the principal partner of the ALS, what game we play.

    Obviously, we can not ask everything at ICANN. This contribution may be financial, in kind, in service or in human resources.

    The problems to be tackled are diverse and multiple but often complex. This requires a variety of expertise from a variety of backgrounds. Of course, the Alses can also co-organize an event by developing subjects matching their expertise and their interests.

    It is for this reason that it will be necessary to clarify what it means to Be self-supporting (not rely on ICANN for funding)