The structure of MINC is constantly evolving to meet the rapidly changing needs of the membership and the community deeply concerned with the internationalisation of Internet names. The current working organisational structure of MINC is as follows:
The Board of MINC comprises 9 members elected from the membership of MINC.
(See Current Board members)
The Board meets regularly (at least four times a year physically) at MINC meetings and through teleconferencing.
The Board is responsible for the decisions of MINC pursuant to the Bylaws of MINC, and is the highest decision making organ in MINC.
The secretariat of MINC is currently carrying out the day-to-day affairs of MINC in accordance to decisions made by the MINC Board.
The Secretariat is led by the
and Secretariat administrative officer, Bilal Kisswani
Douglas Hawkins leads the Membership Committee whose task is to
encourage new members to sign up as members of MINC
collect and collate details of prospective members
assign membership fee to prospective members
maintain membership fee structure
submit new members to Board for approval
maintain and promote links with membership
Richard Lindsay leads the Events Committee whose task is to
plan the Events Calendar of MINC
coordinate the organisation of MINC events worldwide
work closely with related organisations such as DNSO/ICANN to organise MINC events and promotion effectively.
David R Conrad leads the Technical Committee whose task is to
coordinate the technical Working Groups of MINC
attend to technical issues related to Multilingual Internet names
Policy and Legal Committee
Douglas Hawkins leads the Legal Committee whose task is to
advise the Board on legal and policy issues related to MINC
In matters pertaining to the Election of the MINC Inaugural Board, the Elections Committee has been empowered the Interim Board and the Founding Members to take charge of formulating the rules and procedures of the election, and to carry out the elections in an expeditious manner. Dr N Maruyama (VP, JPNIC, Japan) is the chairman of this committee 2000. For MINC Elections 2001 a new elections committee will be constituted.
MINC has a number of liaison officers whose roles are to maintain coordination and links with other international organisations such as IETF, APTLD, Asia Pacific Internet organisations, etc.
MINC Working Groups and Mailing Lists
MINC conducts its activities among members through the vehicle of Working Groups and Mailing Lists.
MINC Membership consists of members in various categories at Organisational and Individual levels who are entitled to participate through MINC Mailing lists and Working Groups.