[council] ICANN Chair Opens Doors to Participation

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ICANN Chair Opens Doors to Participation

Whoever you are, wherever you are, get involved

15 November 2007


RIO DE JANEIRO: ICANN chairman Peter Dengate Thrush took the opportunity 
of the last day of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Rio to urge 
everyone at the conference to get involved and participate in ICANN.

"Whoever you are, wherever you are, if you are interested in finding out 
more about ICANN, or its work, the door is open," Dengate Thrush said. 
"Please walk in."

ICANN's organizational model has been specifically designed to allow 
everyone to contribute, from business to governments to the technical 
community to everyday Internet users.

There are three supporting organizations and five advisory committees 
that make-up ICANN's policy-making processes: every one of these is able 
to introduce suggestions for policy change or creation, and make 
comments on policy suggestions from others.

"If you want to participate in ICANN's work but don't know where to 
start; if you are uncertain about which supporting organization you 
should join; or if you are just looking for an explanation about how the 
organization works, please just email us," Dengate Thrush added. "We 
have set up a single email address to deal with requests, and we will be 
glad to hear from you."

The email address, get-involved at icann.org, is intended to help people 
understand ICANN's structure and system and direct people to the 
representatives of the most appropriate supporting organizations or 
advisory committee for assistance.

To make that process simpler and more efficient, please arrange your 
email in the following way.

First name:
Last name:
Organization you represent:
Nature of your organization: Government | Individual Internet user | 
Commercial company | Non-commercial company | Technical community | Other
What would you like to know (e.g. how ICANN makes decisions; how to join 
a particular support organization)?
Glen de Saint Géry
GNSO Secretariat - ICANN

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