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(17) Internet Society Vasudhay Kutumbhkum (ISVK) - India

4 February 2004

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Internet Society Vasudhay Kutumbhkum (ISVK)- India

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: Internet Society Vasudhay Kutumbhkum (ISVK)- India
  2. Organization's email address: Krismark@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +91-22-22672158
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    Internet Society Vasudhay Kutumbhkum(ISVK)-India
    74F, Venus Appartments, Worli Seaface,
    Worli, Mumbai- 400018
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available): n/a
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    C/o Sunil B. Krishna
    Address:- 74F, Venus Appartments, Worli Seaface, Worli, Mumbai- 400018.
    Phone: +91-22-22670679
    Email : Krismark@xxxxxx


  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?
    Membership in Intenet Society Vasudhay Katumbhkum (ISVK)-India, which is a non profit organization, would be open for individuals and organization in India. While there is no strict limitation regarding the physical geographic location of the member, we expect them to have a social or economic link with India.
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    ISVK-INDIA, is a proposed organization for the said purpose. However the organization currently consists of 7 founder member , in addition we have 8 individuals and few corporates who are keen and interested in becoming a part of ISVK-INDIA, and the same are connected with the field of Law and Technology. As of now all the members are Indian nationals.
  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):
    There are no formal eligibility requirements. Members would be inducted at the discretion of the ISVK- India executive board, who ensures that the proposed members have an understanding and knowledge of the internet and would be interested in the policies framed in respect of the same, either as a technician or as a lawyer etc.
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    English only
  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):
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    ISVK-India will be controlled by the General Assembly of its members. However the Executive Board that legally represents ISVK-India, manages the association's business and thus is responsible for handling the organisation?s administrative and financial aspects.

    In addition to these formal mechanisms, any important decisions and activities would be coordinated through a closed members' mailing list.

  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:
    As noted above, ISVK-India's members will be continuously informed about current developments through closed and open mailing lists that is used to reach consensus to any decisions or positions the organization makes.

    ISVK-India's principal means of keeping the public and members informed about current issues will be its open "discussion" mailing list. That list will be a focal point for discussions.

    We also plan to create a website which would publish the organisation's press releases.

  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)?
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    Chair: Sunil B. Krishna
    Vice Chair: Manish Saurastri
    Co ordinator :- Nirmol K. Agarwal
    Executive Board:-
    1. Sunil B. Krishna (email: Sunil@xxxxxx)
    2. Manish Saurastri (email: Manish@xxxxxx)
    3. Nirmol K. Agarwal ( email: nirmol81@xxxxxx)
    4. Aashish Agarwal (email: aashishicann@xxxxxx)
    5. Uma Baskaran (email: uma_baskaran@xxxxxx)
    6. Goverdhan Gajjal (email: goverdhan_gajjal@xxxxxx)
    7. Jennifer Fernandes (email: forjennifer@xxxxxx)


  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):
    The mission of our proposed organization is to raise issues that arise in the future development of the internet both legal as well as technological and to encourage an informed debate amongst its members, calling in for their suggestions, opinions and views.
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    ISVK-India's members (and, more generally, participants) will closely track and discuss current Internet developments, issues, and events as they evolve. This includes, but is in no way limited to domain name related issues as they affect (in particular individual) users.
  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?


Sunil B. Krishna

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure