Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Time: 18:30 - 20:00 UTC (For the time in various timezones click here)      

Meeting Number: AL.AF/CC.14  BDB 0919/1


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Conference ID: FR 1838 / EN 1638

Zoom room:  https://icann.zoom.us/j/778651758


Action Items: EN 

Transcript: ENFR

Recording:  ENFR 

Zoom Chat:  EN


Participants: 

FR:  Etienne Tshishimbi, Minata Zong-Naba, Bakary Kouyate, Gabriel Bombambo Boseko, Fanny Salyou, Helen , Aziz Hilali, Michel Tchonang, 

EN: Mohamed ElBashir,  Seun  OjedejiHelen Omoragbon, Mistura Aruna, Remmy Nweke, Moriam Omowunmi Sulaimon, Nkem Nweke, Barrack Otieno, Vernatius Okwu Ezeama, Joanna Kulesza, Omar Shuran, Abdalmonem Galila, Ben Kyemba, Haroun Mahamat Cherif, Tijani Ben Jemma, Yaovi Atohoun, Sarata Omane, Balutife Adisa, Abdulkarim 

Apologies: Olivier Kouami, Mary Uduma, Jonathan Zuck, Pastor Peters Omoragbon, Bram Fudzulani, Fatimata Seye Sylla, 

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Claudia Ruiz

FR Interpreters: Isabelle and Camila

Call Management: Claudia Ruiz


Agenda:          

  1. Roll call (Staff) – 2 min
  2. Review of action items from previous meeting (Mohamed, Fatimata, Sarah, Staff) – 3 min
  3. Introduction to the At-Large Policy Platform - Jonathan Zuck - 5 min
    Presentation
  4. Open ICANN Public Comments (Mohamed) – 5 min

At-Large Policy Resources

At-Large Capacity Building Workshop - An Introduction to Policy Development at ICANN
2019 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice
At-Large Policy Summary
At-Large Executive Summary page
Multistakeholder Advice Development graphic

Recently Ratified by the ALAC 

Proposed Definition of Name Collisions and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collisions Analysis Project
The ALAC considers the issue of Name Collision in the DNS an area of importance for the minimization of unintended consequences for Internet end users. The ALAC appreciates the need to have a Name Collision definition for purposes of scoping the inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP), in order for the NCAP Study One to be manageable and on point, and therefore supports the Proposed Definition of Name Collision and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project of 1 July 2019. Of particular importance to us are:

(1) The recognition and inclusion of Type B situations (ie. B. In scope but not intended to be the subject of data studies) which provides built-in peripheral consideration of such situations with decision for examination through data analysis at a later stage if a compelling case were to arise within Study One; and

(2) The possibility of amending the Definition of Name Collision and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project should further pertinent information come to light at a later stage either through the ongoing work of the NCAP DG, NCAP Working Party and/or input obtained from the party/ies eventually contracted to undertake NCAP Study One.  

Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System
The ALAC strongly supports the overall proposal and appreciates the opportunity to comment. The RSS, according to RRSAC37, needs to evolve so it remains a reliable, resilient, and sustainable service in the face of increasing traffic and cyberattacks. However, the ALAC finds it difficult to accept that ICANN is not considered a primary stakeholder with regard to the RSS, given that the Domain Name System and its reliable and trusted operation is a prime reason for ICANN’s existence. The ALAC also encourages that Internet users, the ultimate user and beneficiary of the DNS, should be listed as having a stake in the existence and evolution of the RSS.

The financial model is also of some concern to the ALAC. No figures are provided to allow even order-of-magnitude estimates. It is surely time that we begin to understand exactly what level of funding will be required and hypothesize on where such funding will come from.

Draft Financial Assumptions & Projections and Operating Initiatives for the development of Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Operating & Financial Plan
The ALAC considered the Draft Financial Assumptions, Projections and Operating Initiatives, and offered comments on the following topics among others: 

  • The ALAC is not optimistic that Financial Assumptions A (Roll-out of New gTLDs) and B (New Business Models – Geographic gTLDs and Brand gTLDs) will be highly successful vehicles to new revenue. Although the first round of new gTLDs did bring in considerable revenue, the ALAC notes that these earlier rounds represented the “low hanging fruit” in the new gTLD market.
  • The ALAC agrees that ICANN continue to put money towards the an urgent need to resolve current challenges around Universal Acceptance, as well as the primary strategic goal of security, stability and trust.
  • The ALAC agrees that work which needs to be done on evolving the multistakeholder system is substantial and complex and that it must be ongoing with adequate resources directed towards its completion. The objectives related to diverse and inclusive participation in policy making in an efficient and effective way are essential to improving the system, underlining that face-to-face meetings are essential to the functioning of the multistakeholder model.
  • The ALAC/At-Large community propose some clarity via a listing of priorities and statements on the impact of each project on ICANN org and on each of the unique ACs and SOs. The community believes that while policy development and implementation activities are integral to the planning process, so are other activities, such as those that enable communication, collaboration, and outreach, between RALOS, At-Large members and other constituencies.

Public Comment for Decision

None

Current Statements (ALAC Advice, Comment or Correspondence)

4. Reports

a. Recent and upcoming ALAC activities (Tijani, Seun, Hadia) – 5 min

b. Recent and upcoming AFRALO/ALS activities (All)  - 5 min

c. Universal Acceptance (UA) (Galila) - 2 min

5. Updates/Items for discussion

       a. Update and discuss on ATLAS III and AFRALO participation (Fatimata) - 5 min

       b. Visa status update for ATLAS funded travelers (AFRALO Leadership) - 3 min

       c. AFRALO Newsletter update (Remmy Kouami, Olivier Kouami, Sarah) - 5 min

          See sample

6. New At-Large Structure (ALS) & individual member applications (Sarah, Mohamed, Fatimata) – 5 min

     ALS applications

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     Individual membership applications

    AFRALO Observer to confirm membership status.

7. AOB – 5 min

Ordre du Jour (Français) 


  1. L'appel - Liste de Présence(Personnel) – 2 min
  2. Revue des mesures de suivi de la réunion précédente (Mohamed, Fatimata, Sarah) – 5 min
  3. Introduction à la plate-forme de stratégie At-Large - Jonathan Zuck & Joanna Kulesza
    Presentation TBD
  4. . Ouverture des commentaires publics d' ICANN (Mohamed) – 5 min


At-Large Ressources Directives

ALAC 2019 - Commentaires & Suggestions politiques
Résumé de ligne d'action At-Large
Résumé Exécutif At-large
Graphique d'evolution des recommendations des multi-parties prenantes

Récemment ratifié par l'ALAC

Proposed Definition of Name Collisions and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collisions Analysis Project
The ALAC considers the issue of Name Collision in the DNS an area of importance for the minimization of unintended consequences for Internet end users. The ALAC appreciates the need to have a Name Collision definition for purposes of scoping the inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP), in order for the NCAP Study One to be manageable and on point, and therefore supports the Proposed Definition of Name Collision and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project of 1 July 2019. Of particular importance to us are:

(1) The recognition and inclusion of Type B situations (ie. B. In scope but not intended to be the subject of data studies) which provides built-in peripheral consideration of such situations with decision for examination through data analysis at a later stage if a compelling case were to arise within Study One; and

(2) The possibility of amending the Definition of Name Collision and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project should further pertinent information come to light at a later stage either through the ongoing work of the NCAP DG, NCAP Working Party and/or input obtained from the party/ies eventually contracted to undertake NCAP Study One.  

Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System
The ALAC strongly supports the overall proposal and appreciates the opportunity to comment. The RSS, according to RRSAC37, needs to evolve so it remains a reliable, resilient, and sustainable service in the face of increasing traffic and cyberattacks. However, the ALAC finds it difficult to accept that ICANN is not considered a primary stakeholder with regard to the RSS, given that the Domain Name System and its reliable and trusted operation is a prime reason for ICANN’s existence. The ALAC also encourages that Internet users, the ultimate user and beneficiary of the DNS, should be listed as having a stake in the existence and evolution of the RSS.

The financial model is also of some concern to the ALAC. No figures are provided to allow even order-of-magnitude estimates. It is surely time that we begin to understand exactly what level of funding will be required and hypothesize on where such funding will come from.

Draft Financial Assumptions & Projections and Operating Initiatives for the development of Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Operating & Financial Plan
The ALAC considered the Draft Financial Assumptions, Projections and Operating Initiatives, and offered comments on the following topics among others: 

  • The ALAC is not optimistic that Financial Assumptions A (Roll-out of New gTLDs) and B (New Business Models – Geographic gTLDs and Brand gTLDs) will be highly successful vehicles to new revenue. Although the first round of new gTLDs did bring in considerable revenue, the ALAC notes that these earlier rounds represented the “low hanging fruit” in the new gTLD market.
  • The ALAC agrees that ICANN continue to put money towards the an urgent need to resolve current challenges around Universal Acceptance, as well as the primary strategic goal of security, stability and trust.
  • The ALAC agrees that work which needs to be done on evolving the multistakeholder system is substantial and complex and that it must be ongoing with adequate resources directed towards its completion. The objectives related to diverse and inclusive participation in policy making in an efficient and effective way are essential to improving the system, underlining that face-to-face meetings are essential to the functioning of the multistakeholder model.
  • The ALAC/At-Large community propose some clarity via a listing of priorities and statements on the impact of each project on ICANN org and on each of the unique ACs and SOs. The community believes that while policy development and implementation activities are integral to the planning process, so are other activities, such as those that enable communication, collaboration, and outreach, between RALOS, At-Large members and other constituencies.

Commentaire public pour décision
None

Déclarations actuelles (conseil, commentaire ou communication d'ALAC)

4. Rapports

a. Activités récentes / à venir de l'ALAC (Tijani, Seun, Hadia) - 5 min

b. Activités récentes / à venir des membres d'AFRALO (tous) - 5 min

c. Universal Acceptance (UA) (Galila) - 2 min

5. Sujets de discussion

     a. Information et discussion sur ATLAS III et la participation d'AFRALO (Fatimata) - 5 min

     b. Mise à jour sur le processus d'obtention de visa pour les boursier ATLAS III (AFRALO) - 3 min

     c. A propos du bulletin d'information AFRALO (Remmy Nweke, Olivier Kouami, Sarah) - 5 min

         Voir modèle

6. Nouvelles demandes de Structure At-Large (ALS) et les candidatures individuelles (Sarah, Mohamed, Fatimata) - 5min

    Demandes d'ALS

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   Les candidatures individuelles

   AFRALO Observateur pour confirmer le statut de membre.

7. Question diverses (tous) – 5 min 

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