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At-Large Community Participates in Survey Aimed at Increasing Participation and Engagement

The At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and the At-Large regional officers have prepared a global survey for all At-Large Structures within the At-Large community which is open 7 - 23 May 2010. The survey, available in English, Spanish and French, is divided into three sections: 1) ALS Survey 2010, 2) ccNSO-ALS Survey, and 3) Survey on ICANN's Geographic Regions. Live Poll Statistics are available.

The information gained from this survey is expected to produce invaluable information to the ALAC and At-Large staff that will increase their ability to provide support to increase participation and engagement within the At-Large community. A working group consisting of regional leaders will analyze the results of the survey and provide a report to the ALAC.

The 2010 At-Large Structure (ALS) Survey aims to get to know the ALSes better so the ALAC and At-Large staff can improve their support in order to increase engagement and participation. The information sought includes the current contact information for all ALS representatives and their alternates, to discover what policy areas the ALS Membership is most interested in, and to learn how they prefer to communicate with members of the At-Large community and ICANN At-Large staff. Additionally, the survey will assist in learning more about the types of At-Large engagement the ALSes are interested in, including the preferred working group format, and whether their Membership is interested in representing the At-Large community at local and regional meetings and contributing to the implementation of the At-Large Improvements project.

The questions of the ALS-ccTLD survey were prepared by Ron Sherwood, ccNSO liaison to the ALAC and Rudi Vansnick, ALAC liaison to the ccNSO. The survey is expected to help to identify the relationship between ccTLDs and ALSes by identifying the status of relationship(s) between ccTLDs and ALSes and learn which ALSes are at present being involved in local ccTLD activities.

The purpose of the third section, the community survey from the Review of ICANN Geographic Regions cross-community work group, is designed to assess the benefits and disadvantages of ICANN's Geographic Regions framework.