Deadline for comments from At-Large members: Close of business on Thursday, 28 July 2011
Deadline for public comments: Friday, 29 July 2011 Copy of transmitted Comments as PDF can be found here
DRAFT text for ALAC Discussion/ approval as => Comments are due on or before COB July 28th, 2011 after which the resulting text (subject to format/style edit) will be transmitted via email to NTIA as Comments from the ALAC.
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RE: Comments on Billing Code 3510-60-P, Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration Docket No. 110207099-1319-02 RIN 0660-XA23 The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions Further Notice of Inquiry.
The At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) welcomes the opportunity to provide comments in response to the Further Notice of Inquiry (FNOI) issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding its contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for certain Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions (the IANA Functions Contract). ALAC prepared and submitted a Statement of the ALAC to the earlier NOI in March our reference AL/ALAC/ST/0311/4 and we welcome this opportunity to respond to the Further Notice of Inquiry. These ALAC Comments to NTIA were discussed during the July meeting of the ALAC and developed from [Wiki |https://community.icann.org/display/alacpolicydev/ALAC+Comments+to+NTIA+to+FNOI+re+IANA]based draft materials and text that was open to public comment and input until end 28th July. Before transmission to NTIA. They will become a 'Statement of the ALAC' when ratified by an online vote of the ALAC during early August 2011, a courtesy copy of the then Statement with the standard format, ICANN staff cover page/Introduction etc., will be forwarded under separate cover for NTIA records and archived in the ICANN - ALAC documents store for future public record and review.
At-Large is the name for the community of individual Internet users who participate in the policy development work of ICANN. More than 134 At-Large Structures (ALSes) each representing the views of hundreds and indeed thousands more individual Internet users are active throughout the world. At Large Structures are accredited organisations who are included in the ICANN community and its activities, as way to participate in building the future of the worldwide Domain Name System (DNS) and other unique identifiers which every single user of the Internet relies on with every online visit they make. These ALSes are organised into 5 Geographically defined Regional At-Large Organisations (RALOs); for more detailed information on this and these structures please see the Google Map of the RALOs and ALSes at: http://www.atlarge.icann.org/maps/ and it is through this unique and well balanced model that we claim a truly global spread of influence between ICANN and end users and individual domain name registrants 'at-large'.
The attached graphic shows the relationships of each of these structure within ICANN At-Large, RALO and ALAC in ICANN diagram
For more information please visit:ALAC and At-Large
ICANN At-Large Contact email@example.com
Specific comments to FNOI: