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(65) Internet Society, Mexico Chapter (Sociedad Internet de México, A.C.)

25 August 2006

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

Contact information

1. Organization's Name: Internet Society, Mexico Chapter (Sociedad Internet de México, A.C.)

2. Organization's email address: apisan@xxxxxxxx

3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): (52)55-56228541, (52)55-56228542

4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different): DGSCA
Circuito Exterior S/N
Ciudad Universitaria
04510 Mexico City D. F.

5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):

6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
Gabriela Barrios Garrido
Cholula 52-201
Col. Condesa
06101 Mexico City

Alejandro Pisanty
Circuito Exterior S/N
Ciudad Universitaria
04510 Mexico City


7. 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?

8. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
ISOCMEX was created in 1996. Members of the organization are ICT professionals and academics. Currently it has around 100 members with different degrees of membership. There is also a category for corporate members but it has been vacant since the burst of the Internet bubble.

9. 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):
Eligibility is individual. Members must share a commitment to the health of the Internet.

10. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
Spanish. English when dealing with international matters.

11. 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):

ISOC Mexico relies on funding obtained from sponsorship of the events we organize, of which a remnant is used for the very limited expenses of the Society.

12. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
The Board of Directors of the Internet Society Mexican Chapter is its governing body and is responsible for all affairs of the organization. As stated in the By-Laws, the Board of Directors consists of three members appointed or elected.

Most of the activities are held online; face-to-face meetings are webcast and held by videoconference.

An Advisory Council provides additional input.

13. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?

14. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
By e-mail distribution list, comprising all of its membership, and face-to-face meetings. We hold an annual meeting, open to a broad audience, and some seminars at other dates.

15. 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)?
Yes, with limited success. Information in

16. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
Chairman: Alejandro Pisanty

Executive President: Erik Huesca

Treasurer: Alejandro Martinez Varela


17. 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):
As the Mexican chapter of the Internet Society (, ISOCMEX promotes and maintains a broad spectrum of activities focused on the Internet's research, development, availability, and associated technologies. It also address issues that confront the future of the Internet.

ISOCMEX acts as an information and education body and also organizes an Annual conference and other sponsored events, training workshops, tutorials, statistical and market research, publications, public policy and trade activities.

ISOC Mexico leaders and members participate in policy discussions with the public and private sector. Among recent achievements in national policy-making, we took part in an effort to avert full privatization of the 5,8 GHz band of the radioelectric spectrum, thus aiding to keep the band available for free use of Wi-Fi and other wireless networks. ISOC Mexico is recognized as a hub in Mexico for the subject of Internet Governance.

18. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
IGF, DNS, IP addressing policy and IETF standards.

19. 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?


Erik Huesca
Executive Director

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure