I am here in Manila at the APRICOT 2009/APNIC 27 conference and it looks like this week is
going to be a lot of fun with great people to meet as well as some very interesting things
The key issue I am sending this email to the AU/NZNOG and Aussie-ISP lists is to appeal to
anyone who has not yet decided to, or just plain forgot to do anything about the voting
power they may have as an APNIC member.
We have a chance of getting two Australians onto the APNIC EC. The current membership is
listed at http://www.apnic.net/ec/
and as you can see, it would be massively beneficial if
we had some Australian representation.
Our two nominations are James
) and David
Both of these guys have both been involved in internet policy making for a VERY long time
and are both worthy for the positions available on the EC. They are very respected in the
Internet Community, both in Australia and NZ and the world over, both having presented
policies an given talks at many conferences. If you don't know them and want some
more information, please refer to their Nomination profiles by clicking on their names
There are 10 nominations and 4 positions available with 1 re-standing with most of the
nominees are people from countries with massive populations and large voting power such as
China, India and so on.
If we have any chance to get Australia/NZ to have some involvement in influencing the
direction of internet governance and policy going forward, it is time we stood up and did
something with out votes instead of wasting them.
To me, it doesn't matter if you like or dislike either James or David, have a past or
future with these guys, but if you want to support the Internet community in Australia and
New Zealand as a whole, I think that these guys are will represent the issues of
Australia/New Zealand very well and certainly worth the 5 minutes to fill out the proxy
form and help get them elected.
Details about the current election are here:
The list of current nominations are as listed at:
If you wish to contribute your votes there are two ways. You can assign proxy, or you
can vote online using MyAPNIC, but many have not registered for this, and it is too late
now if you already have not.
I am happy to be the person for you to allocate your votes to, which you can do once off
for this election by using the Proxy Form included. Please note: A proxy appointment is
valid only for a single election, so I can only vote for you in this one case. You are
not assigning me permanent voting rights for your organisation.
If you didn't receive the attached Proxy form you can download a pre-filled one with
my details from http://www.eintellego.net/apnic/APNIC27VoteProxySkeeve.pdf
, or failing
that, use my details below - don't forget to inform me if you are sending me your
proxy as I need to know what members I am collecting the forms for.
For details: http://meetings.apnic.net/elections/about/proxy.html
are the official
details on assigning your proxy votes.
If you don't know your membership level as it is right now, Aussies please check
or for the
which will show you what APNIC considers your membership level to currently be. Note: You
may have more resources than your current level, but your annual membership might not have
come up yet.
All your votes are useful, even if you are an associate with only 1 vote as they all add
up and elections can come down to just a couple of votes.
The number of votes you have are as follows:
Very small 2
Very large 32
Extra large 64
My voting will be for James and David, but with the excess votes, I will be following
their advice on who else should be supported.
If you know anyone on that membership list who isn't using those votes, please contact
them... the larger the members the better as it is less work, but every single vote
counts. Forward this email to them and they might have the 5 minutes to fill it out.
Just remember, it has to be completed by the Corporate Contact.
Also, this has to be done today or tomorrow... please spare the 5 minutes to help us have
a say in our own future as ISP's and internet community members.
If you have any questions, please send them and I will get back to you asap
Skeeve Stevens, CEO/Technical Director
eintellego Pty Ltd - The Networking Specialists
skeeve(a)eintellego.net / www.eintellego.net
Phone: 1300 753 383, Fax: (+612) 8572 9954
Cell +61 (0)414 753 383 / skype://skeeve
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