Outside of ICANN, I, Dev Anand Teelucksingh:

  • founded the Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society (TTCS ; http://ttcsweb.org/) in the 1990s to network and share knowledge and experiences of computers and the Internet with other computer users.
  • a sysop for a Bulletin Board System (BBS) until 2000 - apart from supporting and maintaining the online community of users that used the BBS, I developed a landing page to help make it easier for users to use the BBS.
  • developed a web based wizard to help end users of Arachne DOS web browser ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachne_(web_browser) get online much more easily than editing arcane text files. Still listed in the browser credits :-)
  • in TTCS, the lead drafter of several comments of ICT related policies in Trinidad and Tobago (many listed at http://www.ttcsweb.org/articles/computer-laws/index.htm) with a look at how such ICT policies affected the individual end users.
  • lead maintainer of the TTCS OSSWIN CD and now DVD (http://ttcsweb.org/osswin-dvd/), a collection of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Windows. The DVD contains a web based interface to make it easier for end users never aware of FOSS to read about the programs on the DVD and easily install (and uninstall) the programs on the DVD. The CD and DVD has seen use in dozens of countries with well over 500,000 downloads.
  • served on the Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards IT committee in 2008. The Bureau of Standards had joined the International Standards Organisation Joint Technical Commitee 1, Sub Committee 34 (ISO/IEC JTC1 SC34) which looked at the Draft International Standard #29500 (a 6,000 page specification) which seeked to make the Office Open XML also known as OOXML or OpenXML format an international standard for electronic document formats. I was the lead drafter of the TTCS comments on DIS29500 http://www.ttcsweb.org/articles/computer-laws/TTCS-recommendation-on-DIS29500.pdf


With TTCS accredited as an At-Large Structure in 2006, I

  • signed the MOU with ICANN in December 2006 to create LACRALO
  • participated in WG3 (new gTLDs) at the At-Large Summit in 2009
  • was elected LACRALO Secretariat in 2009 to 2012 and have carried out many various tasks on behalf of LACRALO.
  • participated in numerous At-Large Working Groups and have chaired several At-Large Working Groups


As LACRALO Secretariat, I :


I am involved in numerous ICANN At-Large Working Groups. I :


I am currently participating in the

When evaluating policies (be it ICT/Internet Goverance policies in my country, or ICANN domain name issues), I always try to examine the impact of such policies on ordinary Internet end users. I also strive to understand the ICANN policy work to better explain issues to end users and to seek ways to make such information about ICANN policies more accessible to end users. I read and listen to the comments and viewpoints on ICANN policy issues by others before making my own conclusions. If someone asks questions via email or via Skype chat, I do my utmost to listen and respond.

I intend to continue such care and diligence if elected by LACRALO to serve on the ALAC.


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