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(27) Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU)

23 March 2005

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU)
  2. Organization's email address: ed@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +(61) 3 9525 7574
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    Internet Society of Australia
    Attention: Craig Ng
    Maddocks, Level 28 Angel Place
    123 Pitt Street
    Sydney NSW 2000, AUSTRALIA
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    Mr Adam Creed
    email : adamcr33d@xxxxxx
    tel : +(61)03 9593 9929


  1. Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
    Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organisation is based will predominate in your organisation's operation?

    Membership and participation in ISOC-AU is open to all Internet users. In practice, as the Australian chapter of the global Internet Society, members are usually citizens or residents of Australia, although we do have some overseas members, and anyone with an interest in development of the Internet in Australia is welcome to join.

  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    ISOC-AU members are spread throughout metropolitan, rural and regional Australia. They include network and IT professionals, business owners, domain name registrars, research organisations, farmers, health service professionals and consumer and disability groups.

    Individual Memberships - around 100 members, both Concession and Full Organisational Memberships - 24 Foundation and 12 Enterprise members.
    See and

  3. Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
    ISOC-AU welcomes all users of the Internet as members.
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
  5. Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
    Yes, ISOC-AU will not rely on ICANN for funding.
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    Twelve members of the Board (no remuneration). Executive Director (part-time, three days per week)
  7. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
  8. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
    Discussion list enables debate and consultation
    Announcements mailing list
    Internet industry newsletter introduces issues of interest
    Seminars and talks on topics of interest
  9. Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
    We provide all information on-line at and our goals, structure, constitution, meeting minutes, etc are available at:
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    President: Tony Hill president@xxxxxx
    Vice-President: Narelle Clark, vice-president@xxxxx
    Secretary: Craig Ng, secretary@xxxxx
    Treasurer: Cheryl Langdon-Orr, treasurer@xxxxx
    Executive Director: Kate Lance, ed@xxxxx


  1. What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
    ISOC-AU is the Australian Chapter of the global Internet Society (ISOC), a not- for-profit membership organization founded in 1991, which provides leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. Chapters of the Internet Society are expected to serve the interests of a segment of the global Internet community in a manner consistent with the mission and principles of the Internet Society. Internet Society MISSION - from - "To assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world." The formal objectives of the Society are listed at:
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    Generally all.
  3. If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?


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