- Organization's Name: Internet Users Network (Tokyo)
- Organization's email address: IUN_T-owner@xxxxxx (tentative address)
- Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +81-3-3712-3485 (tentative number)
Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
4-10-24, Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku
Tokyo Japan 153-0064
- Organization's website (URL) (if available): www.iunet.org (Under construction)
Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
Address:1-28-15 Kakinokizaka, Meguro, Tokyo JAPAN 152-0022
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?
Yes. Internet Users Network (Tokyo), as its name implies, was established to promote the interests of Internet end-users.
Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
Any individual who agrees with the objective of the Network can become the member. Currently, 62 people have joined the Network. They range from university professors to journalists, activists, business people, students, local government officials, network engineers, entrepreneurs and other professionals. About 80% in Tokyo but the rest are spread nationwide. One member resides outside the country (Switzerland), but actively participates in the online discussion.
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 eligibility requirements for membership. Anyone interested in promoting user's interests can become a member. The membership application translated into English is attached.
In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
Among the members, we communicate entirely in Japanese.
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. Internet Users Network is self-supporting entity and will be mostly supported by pro-bono work and financial contributions. There is no fixed membership fee.
Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
There will be five core members called “Facilitators” elected by the members. The Facilitators select a “Chief”. Most decisions will be taken by the Chief and the Facilitators, with online and offline consultation processes with the members.
Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
Yes. This network is going to promote informed and meaningful users participation in ICANN policy development with strong focus on global collaboration with other user entities.
Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
Yes. We will use the following mechanism to inform and share information and knowledge: Regular member meetings, Mailing list, Open meetings and the web site.
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 have a tentative website using Yahoo Group functions and plan to start a new website within a few weeks, hopefully by ICANN KL meeting. The Information is mostly in Japanese.
Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
Izumi Aizu*, Tadahisa Hamada, Tomomi Tsubota, Shiro Harada, Yukinori Nakano (*= Chief)
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):
- Form a network of Internet users and contribute to help solve mutual social issues
- Maintain and maximize freedom of using the Net
- Participate in global collaboration activities of Internet users
What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
Internet governance issues and Internationalized Domain Name issues
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?
Yes. We will make every effort to support the formation and operation of the RALO together with other Asia-Pacific User groups.