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(19) AmericaAtLarge (America@Large)

25 May 2004
At-Large Structure Application
North American Region

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

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: AmericaAtLarge (America@Large)

  2. Organization's email address: mail@xxxxxxxxx

  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): 808-258-8655

  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):


P.O. Box 89681

Honolulu, HI 96830


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

  2. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):





P.O. Box 89681

Honolulu, HI 96830


  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?


  1. Describe you organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/ location, defining characteristic -- e.g. profession for professional societies):

Directors: 3

Voting Members: None at this time. When established, we plan to charge a nominal membership fee for members who which to have voting interest in the organization and some of its recommendations. We also plan to establish other value-added programs with this type of membership. This is done primarily to prevent the skewing of viewpoints from anonymous membership.

Members: 10 students and faculty of two colleges in Honolulu, from varying ethnic backgrounds. Their primary purpose being the test subjects in development of our information system. Future members will receive information on developments through newsletters and announcements, and will be able to provide input on their viewpoints.

At-Large Members: 126,000,000 (est.), who primarily use the Internet for email, research, and commerce, based on recent research. This membership base represents the number of individual users within the United States.

Directors are chosen consistent with the organizational by-laws.

Voting Members will be identified by a unique identifier that may consist of a username and password or other identifiable feature.

Members consist of individuals identifiable by their individual (or multiple) (a) email addresses and (b) password.

At-Large members consist of all individuals within the geographic boundaries of the United States of America who is a user or potential user of the Internet.

  1. 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):

Members: free membership for individuals with a valid email address AND resides, works, or has fiduciary interest in the geographic region of America. Currently, members may sign up at

Voting Membership has not yet been activated.

Organizational Sponsors: organizations based in, having offices in, or have fiduciary interest in America and are willing to provide monetary or non-monetary support for the organization.

Chapters: newly formed or established organizations with 3 or more members who represent a local geographic area, such as schools or localized organizations. Each chapter will be allocated a third level domain and email address under our organization's domain name.

Committees: specialized concerns will be addressed through the formation of committees made up of members to address specific concerns or interests and reporting directly to the Chief Policy Advisor.

  1. In what language/s does your organization conducts its business?


  1. 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. AmericaAtLarge is a non-profit corporation that will accept funding from Organizational Sponsors and grantmaking institutions in order to maintain its budgetary requirements. The corporation will be seeking tax-exempt status.

  1. Describe you organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):

Governed by the Board of Directors and approved by-laws, AmericaAtLarge will disseminate information about issues of interest to members periodically, and form committees when interest levels reach a significant portion of the membership. The Chief Policy Advisor will collect information from the membership and recommend decisions to ICANN through a written report to the RALO and/or appropriate committee.

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


  1. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:

Our constituents/membership is kept informed about issues of interest via periodic email newsletters, and may participate in discussions through the organization's website.

  1. 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)?


Other URL's registered for this organization's exclusive use:

  1. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):

Dr. Richard Nicklas President President@xxxxxxxx

Administrative Officer

Everett P. Priestley Vice President

Joseph Robbie Treasurer Treasurer@xxxxxxxxx

Public Relations Officer

Randy Glass Secretary Secretary@xxxxxxxxxx

Executive Director

Chief Policy Advisor

Dr. Niti Villinger Advisor DrVillinger@xxxxxxxxxxx







  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):

Mission Statement: To develop and maintain a sound structure to facilitate the flow of information required for the establishment of policies affecting the Internet and its community of users.

  1. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:

Current Issues:

-Domain Name System (DNS) management and stability

-Domain Name Registrations

-Internet Architecture Stability

-Intellectual Property

-WHOIS Database Administration

-Internet Censorship and Privacy

-Freedom of Communication

  1. 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?



  1. (Include the name, and title, if applicable, of the individual who is authorized by your organization to sign this application and commit your organization to comply with ALS criteria.)


Randy Glass


Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure