[UA-discuss] It only seems likes it's been quiet...

Ram Mohan rmohan at afilias.info
Mon Apr 20 22:15:07 UTC 2015

A few things to consider:

-          We’re close to the BA meeting date and most meeting spaces and
schedules are already locked in

-          Based on the schedules above, other meetings that are many

-          Almost no day is going to be ideal for some group of people

I’d be quite skeptical of the ability to create a 4 hour meeting on
Thursday, but ICANN staff can speak authoritatively on it. Might be better
planned for Dublin perhaps?



Ram Mohan

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*From:* Carolyn Nguyen (LCA) [mailto:Carolyn.Nguyen at microsoft.com]
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Regarding Anthony’s suggestion of either Thursday or Friday, we may want to
consider Thursday so the discussion can be more integrated into the overall
ICANN program, and attract other ICANN attendees into our discussion.

Best regards,


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I agree with Anthony's conclusions.

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With regards to the full day workshop on the Sunday of the ICANN meeting in
Buenos Aires, I would simply suggest that the choice of day is unfortunate.

If the objective is to address the workshop to ICANN regulars, many are
still straggling in on Sunday after a long airflight to Argentina.

If the objective is to engage local and regional people who could be
instrumental in fixing UA non-resolving problems, Sunday is not a day most
of them would dedicate to come to a workshop on something they are most
probably unaware of.

I would recommend a 4 hour workshop on the Thursday morning, before the
Public Forum, or on the Friday morning, one hour each for the four groups
working in the UASG.

If the workshop can take place on a weekday, I can commit to involve the
overall network of contacts in LAC that I have access to, and am sure the

VP (Rodrigo de la Parra) and the ICANN LAC Strategy Group would be
interested in assisting this effort.

IMHO we need to bring to the workshop:

- The ISP and Connectivity Community (complaints of UA non-resolving TLDs

  land up on their call centers.)

- The software development industry clusters and associations, including

  developers and interactive online portal developers and implementers.

- University IT educators

- The IT network equipment industry

Other suggestions on invitees are important.

In addition, and to avoid the workshop having an "exploratory" look and
feel, we should be able to present specific instances of non-resolving TLDs
as reported by affected registries (e.g.Donuts - problems with home banking
online), that have been diagnosed and acted upon all the way to resolution.
Two or three examples would suffice, and are essential for clear
understanding of what UA is trying to achieve.

Tony Harris

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Don Hollander <don.hollander at icann.org>

It only seems like it’s been quiet…

Here’s an update of some of what’s been happening in the UASG world:

·      Project Group Coordinators that have been confirmed so far…

o   Top Line Issues – Brent London

o   Community Outreach – Rich Merdinger and Christian Dawson

o   Internationalisation – Dusan Stojicevic and Dennis Tan

o   Measurement and Monitoring – still to be determined

·      A workshop proposal has been submitted to the IGF.  This is
co-sponsored by The DNA and the UASG

·      A workshop proposal has been submitted to the APRIGF (Asia Pacific
Regional IGF)

·      The UA Wiki Page has been updated -

·      There has been some discussion on the Community Outreach Project
Group mailing list about things that the group can do.   Please continue to
make contribution there.

·      An outline for a quarterly newsletter has been established.  We’re
currently looking for a couple of case studies.  Please let me know
directly if you have some ideas.

Now that three out of the four Project Groups have coordinators these
groups will start work on clarifying the scope, coming up with ideas to do
in the next twelve months, and starting to work.

We’ve also booked space for a full-day workshop on the Sunday during the
ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires.  Please share what you would like in this

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