Internet Governance: DC-ISOC Meeting on May 11

Russ Haynal russ at
Wed Apr 22 14:49:30 UTC 1998

Those of you within "driving distance" to Washington DC Metro area might be
interested in our next Meeting of the DC Chapter of Internet Society.  To
automatically receive future meeting announcements, 
 Join our mailing list at .

Russ Haynal

[ Note: This email contains several pieces of information:    ]
[       1- Meeting Announcement for DC-ISOC (May 11)          ]
[       2- Reminder for ISOC Board of Directors Elections     ]
[       3- Additional links from the Previous DC-ISOC Meeting ]
[       4- Netpreneur Announcement about E-commerce meeting   ]

Mark Your Calendar!!  DC-ISOC Announces its Next Meeting:

- - - - - - Internet Governance - "Who's in Charge Here?" - - - - - - - - 
                 Monday, May 11, 1998, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

PRELIMINARY Meeting Agenda

The Internet has continued to grow at an astonishing rate.  This diverse
expansion has attracted the interests of several regulating organizations
and governments.  Are the industry self-governing groups (e.g., ISOC, IAB,
IANA, etc.) sufficient, or is there a role for governmental bodies (e.g.,
FCC, ITU, etc.)?  Are new  industry groups needed (as the White House's
Green Paper suggests)?  If so, how will they come about?

Confirmed Speakers (so far) include:

* Donald Heath - President/CEO of the Internet Society

* VINTON G. CERF - Senior Vice President, Internet Architecture and
  MCI Communications Corporation

* Note: this is a preliminary meeting announcement.
  Additional Speakers will be identified in the final event announcement 
  which will be sent during the beginning of May.

Following the speaker presentations, there will be an open Q&A session with
the audience.

Meeting Location:
    Hyatt Dulles (Across Route 28 from Dulles Airport)
    2300 Dulles Corner Blvd.
    Herndon VA 22071  USA
    Telephone: 1 703 713 1234

Directions From Beltway:
    Take exit for Dulles Toll Road - West
    Take exit 10 from Dulles Toll Road
    Head South on Centreville Road
    Right on Fox Mill Road  
    Hotel is 1 mile ahead on the right.

As with all of our previous events, there is no charge to attend this
event. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis, though we
expect that there should be room for all those interested. 

Please plan to arrive by 6:30 to "network", and to enjoy the refreshments
(cookies & soft drinks) that are being provided by our sponsor.
Speakers will begin at 7pm.  

*************  T H A N K S   T O   O U R   S P O N S O R  ***********
*  DC-ISOC wishes to thank InternetMCI for sponsoring this meeting. *
*   internetMCI offers Internet access options to fit every need    *
*      and every budget. internetMCI Access Services provide        *
*    you with a direct and reliable connection to the Internet      *
*    through flexible options for dial-up or dedicated access.      *  
*         Please visit internetMCI at            *
 To Sponsor a DC-ISOC Meeting, see 

A short list of related links for this topic:

* Internet Society

* Internet Architecture Board (IAB)

* Internet Assigned Numbers Authority

* Generic Top Level Domain Memorandum of Understanding

* US Government's "green paper" on domain names

* Internet Society's web page relating to the "Green Paper"

* MCI's formal response to the White House Green Paper on 
  domain name system reform

* FCC's Factsheet about ISP's and Access Charges

* International telecommunication Union

========== ATTENTION ISOC MEMBERS... DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ===============

Reminder - The 1998 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections are underway.

11 candidates are running for 5 trustee Positions.  As an Internet Society
member, you are given 5 votes to distribute any way you choose among the
candidates.  For example, you could:
 - cast 1 vote each for 5 different candidates
 - cast all 5 of your votes for a specific candidate
 - cast 2 votes for candidate "A", 2 votes for "B", and 1 vote for "C"
 - etc.

You should have received your ballots in the mail.  You can read about the
candidates and CAST YOUR VOTE ONLINE at:
The deadline for Voting is May 29, but why not go to the online site NOW, 
and influence the Future of the ISOC and Internet.
Membership Information....
 Individuals who are interested in becoming members of DC-ISOC can do so
 by joining the Internet Society.  See Internet Society's web site at for more information.

The Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society maintains its own web
site at:  Please feel free to pass this announcement
message along to other interested individuals.  If this message was
forwarded to you, you can join the DC-ISOC announcement mailing list through
our web site  ( )

Watch for a more detailed meeting announcement at the beginning of May.
See you there.

Russ Haynal

UPDATE: From the "War on Spam" meeting held on April 2nd...

Here are 2 additional websites mentioned during the presentations:

The AOL Legal Department Website is:

MCI's Spamming Policy is located at:

Thanks again to our speakers and sponsor for a successful event (original
event details are archived at .


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6:00 p.m. Registration & Pre-reception
7:00 pm   Program
9:00 pm   Post Reception
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      Russ Haynal - Internet Consultant, Instructor, Speaker 
  "Helping organizations gain the most benefit from the Internet" 
 russ at      703-729-1757
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