[Alac-sc-outreach] At-Large Blog

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 12:10:18 UTC 2019

Thanks Remmy. There are a lot of new gTLDs out there so there’s an
opportunity for a shorter memorable domain name than say
atlargeblog.icann.org (or worse blog.atlarge.icann.org).

As to sustainability, I’m thinking it will managed by both community and
staff for content.

Dev Anand

On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 at 4:37 AM, Remmy Nweke <remmyn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Dev
> This is an excellent idea.
> We may need to tinker on how its managed for sustainability, will it be
> managed by O&A or factored into ICANN support.
> I am sure the domain will be on .org, however, why can't we integrate this
> into the "https://atlarge.icann.org/" already existing and just ask for a
> page for the blog to be linked, especially if its going to be distinct.
> Weldone.
> Regards
> Remmy
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> On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 8:36 PM Dev Anand Teelucksingh <devtee at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> On the past few O&E calls, Glenn and myself have presented on the idea of
>> using a blog for O&E.
>> The intent of such a blog is make news about At-Large activities easier
>> to find and share - blog posts can be of any length and contain pictures
>> and videos and viewable on any device (computer, mobile)
>> Once posted, the blog could be configured to automatically post to
>> Twitter and Facebook and could also be emailed to those that prefer such
>> updates in this way.
>> Persons could also use their RSS reader to subscribe to all topics or
>> subsets of topics relevant to their region. Blog posts can also be written
>> in other languages.
>> Other benefits :
>> - At-Large news becomes findable via Internet Search Engines.
>> - Blog posts headlines can also be syndicated to ALSs' websites via RSS
>> The demo site to date is at with some sample blog
>> posts to show the concept.
>> Currently, there is no domain but once shown at ICANN64 and if given the
>> go ahead, the next step would be to purchase a suitable domain for the site.
>> Thoughts, comments welcomed.
>> Regards,
>> Dev Anand
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