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[[John Stanton]], Editor Emeritus<br>
'''ICANNWiki''' is a not-for-profit organisation
based in Portland, Oregon, USA. Our team is dedicated to supporting the Internet community's collaborative development of wiki articles on ICANN and Internet Governance-related topics.
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== Mission ==
The ICANNWiki team's time is spread across 4 main areas:
* '''ICANN Meetings''' - There are 3
main ICANN meetings held per year, often in very disparate locations as per ICANN's mandate to be a global organization. Generally, two ICANNWiki team members travel to these meetings to interact with the constituents. This involves creating and editing articles, educating people about the site and its usage and providing help to both newcomers and frequent attendees. Travel and booth materials are one of the project's largest expenditures, but it represents a significant and important opportunity to work directly with the community in a face to face mode.
* '''Content Creation & Editing''' - We are always hard at work
compiling information as it is released from ICANN and other news sources into already existing articles, or building new articles as needs arise from within the community. ICANNWiki insists upon on neutral and documented information and edits pages as they are created or updated by community members. This is a significant undertaking, and the launch of the New gTLD Program, has seen the site explode by the thousands of pages as we track applicants, their applications, and the nuances of the entire process.
* '''Community Building''' -
The issues covered on ICANNWiki are relevant to the whole world, and it is the ICANN veterans and career [[DNS]] folks that are often the most educated about the topics. Engaging those people to help edit the articles is a necessary part of creating equal access to information for those that do not yet have the same perspective or understanding. However, given that Industry Governance spans all types of stakeholders, even long-time participants may need help in understanding the work that is being done by other groups within the larger ecosystem. Furthermore, Community Building also begins with the newcomers, and after we have helped bring new people into the world of Internet Governance, we often see them improve our content and keep us relevant for the next newcomer on the horizon.
* '''Sponsorship Outreach''' - ICANNWiki
is able to function, and pay for its staff and participation at ICANN events, thanks to the generosity of its highly appreciated sponsors.
Throughout all this work, ICANNWiki is known for putting a fun and unique twist on the content, such as the [[Caricatures]] and [[Playing Cards]] it produces. We value our creative reputation and are constantly looking for fun and new ideas, and interacting with our community on [https://twitter.com/ICANNWiki Twitter], [https://www.facebook.com/ICANNWiki Facebook], at ICANN meetings, and remotely.
ICANNWiki strives to be a valuable and neutral Internet resource containing information on all aspects of the ICANN community. The ICANN community is not limited to ICANN itself, but includes all those associated with, or affected by ICANN's decisions.
ICANNWiki is a global commons that brings all groups of the ICANN community together
to communicate and share knowledge in an open, and transparent manner.
ICANNWiki is a unique and valuable information resource specifically addressing the larger world of ICANN. ICANNWiki warmly welcomes any and all community members to join in the effort of global online collaboration and resource creation for the benefit of all!