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(10) ISOC Finland

22 November 2003

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
ISOC Finland

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: ISOC Finland (Suomen Internet-yhdistys - SIY r.y.)
  2. Organization's email address: board@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): n/a
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    P.O.Box 196
    FIN-00121 HELSINKI
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    Tommi Karttaavi <tommi.karttaavi@xxxxxx>
    P.O.Box 196
    FIN-00121 HELSINKI


  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?
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    ISOC Finland has currently 81 private individual members, no organizational members. Additionally there are 55 Finnish ISOC Global Members (free individual membership) who are considered to be associate members without voting rights.
  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 aligibility requirements for membership. The membership application can be found at: <>
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    Mostly in Finnish, secondarily in English.
  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):
    The General Assembly of its members elects the President and Board of ISOC Finland annually. ISOC Finland is a registered association in Finland and conducts its activities according to Finnish laws.

    ISOC Finland is a Chartered Chapter of the Internet Society.

  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:
    By email bulletins and newsletters, member meetings and the web site.
  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)?
    < (Material is mostly in Finnish)
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    Full members of the board:
    • Tommi Karttaavi, President
    • Toni Alatalo, Vice President
    • Kukka Tommila, Treasurer
    • Kare Casals
    • Mirka Järnefelt
    • Veli Kahrala
    • Erkki Kolehmainen
    • Jyrki Soini

    Alternate members:

    • Alexandr Koltsoff
    • Kari Mikkelä


  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):
    Our mission is to increase awareness of the Internet and constructive and responsible ways to use it. As part of the international Internet community we do our part to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
  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?


Tommi Karttaavi
ISOC Finland

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure