Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Internet Society (ISOC) Luxembourg A.S.B.L.
- Organization's Name: Internet Society (ISOC) Luxembourg A.S.B.L.
- Organization's email address: info@xxxxxx
- Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +352 26 53 29 50
Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
66 rue de Luxembourg
- Organization's website (URL) (if available): http://www.isoc.lu
Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
Patrick Vande Walle <patrick@xxxxxx>
66 rue de Luxembourg
+352 26 53 29 52
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 ISOC Luxembourg is open for both individuals and organization. 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 Luxembourg. Every paying member has a single vote in ISOC Luxembourg.
Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
ISOC Luxembourg currently has 35 private individual members and 30 organizational members, mostly from the IT and telecoms sector.
Private individual members are students, IT professionals and network operators, academic teachers and journalists.
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, apart from being a member of the global ISOC. Membership applications have to be granted by the ISOC Luxembourg's executive board.
In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
Mostly French and English, occasionally German.
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):
Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
ISOC Luxembourg is controlled by the General Assembly of its members. General Assemblies are held every year. The General Assembly elects an Executive Board that legally represents ISOC Luxembourg, and manages the association's business.
In addition to these formal mechanisms, any important decisions and activities are coordinated through a closed members' mailing list.
The Luxembourg chapter of ISOC is chartered with the Internet Society.
Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
As noted above, ISOC Luxembourg's members are continuously being informed about current developments through closed and open mailing lists that is used to reach consensus to any decisions or positions the organization makes.
ISOC Luxembourg's principal means of keeping the public and members informed about current issues is its open "discuss" mailing list. That list has been a focal point for discussions within the Luxembourg Internet community since 2000. Archives are available at <http://www.isoc.lu/pipermail/discuss/>.
Second to that, there's a web site at <http://www.isoc.lu>, which also publishes the association's press releases.
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)?
Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
Chair: Patrick Vande Walle <patrick@xxxxxx>
Vice-Chair: Friederike Glang� <friederike@xxxxxx
Treasurer: Costas Popotas <costas@xxxxxx>
Secretary: Anne Deschuyteneer <anne@xxxxxx
Director: Fran�ois Altwies <francois@xxxxxx>
Director: Steve Glang� <steve@xxxxxx>
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):
We provide a forum to the Internet user community to think and act on different themes like, but not limited to, Internet access at the technical, cultural and social level.
This is summarized by the Internet Society's mission statement: "The Internet is for everyone".
Finally, we provide awareness-raising and information through conferences, training sessions and workshops.
What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
ISOC Luxembourg's members (and, more generally, participants) 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.
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?
Patrick Vande Walle