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(33) Web405

9 May 2005

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

General Information:

  1. Organization Name:
  2. Email Address:
    Web405, care of Dennis Wilen (dwilen@xxxxx) (list owner).
  3. Telephone Number:
    Not applicable.
  4. Address:
    Not applicable.
  5. Website:
  6. Contact regarding this application:
    Dennis Wilen (dwilen@xxxxx), Joe Crawford (artlung@xxxxx), and Bret Fausett (fausett@xxxxx).


  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):
    Southern Californians who work the World Wide Web.
  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):
    Web405 is an open mailing list primarily comprised of residents of Southern California who work or are in interested in web-based businesses, organizations and enterprises.
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    English, html, xml, rfp, rfq, rss, rfid, rtfm java, javascript, php, perl, sql, objective c, visual basic, bsd, visual c++, etc….
  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):
    Open mailing list and discussions, with gentle moderation from the list owner, Dennis Wilen. List guidelines are posted on the Web405 web site at
  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:
    Open mailing list.
  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)?
    Yes, please see Web405 was founded in 1997. At the time of this application, Web405 has 420 subscribers.
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    dwilen@xxxxx (list owner).


  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):
    As we celebrate our seventh anniversary, our mission remains the same as it was when we created the origanization: to bring together Southern Californians who work the World Wide Web.
  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    Some of the issues that have been discussed on the Web405 list in the past years include: domain name registration policies and practices; selection of domain name registrars; comparison of registrar prices and services; how to register deleting domain names; domain name hijacking; new services offered by gTLD registries; UDRP policies and practices; “cybersquatting”; and allocation of IP addresses.
  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?


Dennis Wilen dwilen@xxxxx (list owner), Joe Crawford (artlung@xxxxx), and Bret Fausett (fausett@xxxxx).

Digitally signed on behalf of group by Bret Fausett.

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure