Date:17 April 2005
Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Asociación Única de Chatters Usuarios de Internet y E-Commerce (Asociación Internauta), Matricula 23.307 Legajo 1/110.693
(54) 223 491-4588
San Martín 2574 Local 20, Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, República Argentina, CP: B7600GQJ.
Contact regarding this application:
Sergio Walter Salinas Porto, 54 223 155215819 or 54 223 491-4588;
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?
Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
Our organization is constituted by citizens of different regions from the country, under the voluntary service form, the amount of VOLUNTEERS who work in our organization is near the 900, with different commitment of work each one based on its times. The professions vary based on age and activity, but the remarkable ones is: University students, Lawyers, Systems Engineers, Psychologists, Systems Analysts and Lawyers in Social Communication.
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 requirements of eligibility to belong to our organization.
In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
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. Our organization is self-sustentable, This remains demonstrated across the 6 years of uninterrupted existence, by the actions and activities our organization make and its presence in all kinds of events related with our objectives. Our organization can exist thanks to voluntary contributions and strategic alliances realized with public and private sector of our country, to realize concrete actions to reach the aims placed in our statute
Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
INTERNAUTA, has a Directive Commission of 10 members, elect by direct election by means of assembly of partners. Its meets once a month in ordinary assembly, twice a month in plenary assembly, and once a month in work areas
Has 64 delegations and sub delegations in different Provinces of Argentina, which get together once a month in plenary assembly and other one in work areas assembly
In addition to this organizacional structure, there are many work areas in where projects of communitarian intervention and direct action in the network are elaborated.
Another organ of work and discussion is the Technologies of the Information and Communication Training Center for the Development (CESTECO for the Development)
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:
The Internauta members receive information through our Newsletters and our 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)?
Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
Sergio Salinas Porto; President; presidente@xxxxx
Juan Manuel Cañete; Vice-president: vicepresidente@xxxxx
Ana Rosa Contessi; Secretary: secretario@xxxxx
Silvia Cerva; Treasurer: tesorero@xxxxx
Pablo Calafatich: Technology area, tecnologia@xxxxx
Humberto Simonetti; Technology area, tecnologia@xxxxx
Gerardo Julio Rodríguez Arauco; Legal adviser, ius@xxxxx
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 objectives of Internauta are:
- to reduce the digital breach (digital alphabetization and connectivity),
- the defense of Internet users rights,
- the communitarian intervention by means of Tics (mainly with regard to work with people in situation of poverty and exclusion),
- the technological development,
- the promotion of solutions from the studies made in our training center (CESTECO for the Development).
All of this topics are extensively explained in our site: http://www.internauta.org.ar
What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
All of them.
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?
Sergio Walter Salinas Porto
Internauta Internet Users Asociation
Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure