We need YOU! Discuss solutions to your biggest ICANN problems

by Kieren McCarthy on August 31, 2009

icann-needs-youAt the joint meeting of ICANN’s advisory committees and supporting organizations in Sydney, a number of core issues and corresponding possible solutions were discussed and pulled into a summary document.

We have put that document out in a radically different public comment period to allow for as much community discussion and collaboration as possible.

The comment period uses Jive software which allows for simple interaction and discussion between community members. It is an experiment we are running from now until 24 September. You can view everyone’s responses, clearly broken down into different areas, and if you register post your own thoughts and responses. As well as vote in polls, write blog posts, and so on.

The AC/SO summary drew out six main issues as well as seven suggested solutions to fix those issues. The top two issues were frustration and exhaustion at the huge volume of work, and the lack of visibility of the impact of volunteer input on decision-making.

The top three suggested solutions were: prioritization of the workload; better scoping of issues at the start of policy processes; and improving accessibility to issues by providing summaries.

Now we need you as the community to flesh out these broad points into specific ideas and suggestions.

The discussion space will be shut down after 30 days as the experiment closes and a report will then be written covering what happened as well as the feasibility of using Jive or similar software for future community discussions.

So if you want to make your voice heard not only about how ICANN can improve but the ways in which those improvement discussions are held, then please login on today and start interacting.

You can log-on to the collaborative space at: https://jive.dev.icann.org/community/acso.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine Onimbo 09.01.09 at 10:58 am

KECFADO -(Kenya Child & Family Development Organization, non profit NGO registered in Kenya) hijacked registered with ICANN for several domains ssale with extentions, including kecfado.org , which hardly works though the host is paid up to April 2010.
KECFADO is a poor woman’s brainchild creation to try and help her poor community. She cannot raise $ 1500 for UDRP nor lawyer`s fee. I need help to transfer to another host so that http://www.kecfado.org can work and recover the right and ownership of KECFADO thus ICANN withdraws the kecfado domain with extensions.

电驴 09.08.09 at 8:35 pm

OK. Joined.

Jessica 09.25.09 at 7:15 am

I think we can integrate a variety of topics. I appreciate the articles but we need more. The Trademark Company

Oksanka 02.09.10 at 8:21 am

KECFADO is a poor woman’s brainchild creation to try…..

Famat 02.04.14 at 3:31 am

Nice one let us joined

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