Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018 

Time: 06:00 - 07:00 UTC (for the time in various timezones click here)

Meeting Number: AL.AP/CC.0816/1

How do I participate in this meeting?

English Conference ID = 1638

Chinese Conference ID = 2038

Adobe Connect:

Action Items: EN

Recording: EN, ZH

Transcript: EN, ZH

Chat: EN


EN: Satish Babu, Ali AlMeshal, Lianna Galstyan, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Holly Raiche, Amrita Choudhury, Maheeshwara Kirindigoda, Tomohiro Fujisaki, Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Nadira Al-Araj, Yasuichi Kitamura, Kaili Kan, Amer Al Subai, Suhaidi Hassan, Justine Chew, Amir Qayyum, Hanan Khatib, Pavan Budhrani, Priyatoah Jana, Amal Al-Saqqaf

ZH: None

Apologies: Prateek Pathak, Maureen Hilyard, Eranga Samararathna, Fouad Bajwa

Staff: Silvia Vivanco, Yeşim Nazlar

ZH Interpreters: YiYi & Sandy

Call Management: Yeşim Nazlar


1. Roll call - Staff (2 min)

2. Welcome and APRALO Membership Matters (Satish, 3 min)



Newly Certified#287 Cyber Peace Foundation


Pending ALAC Vote


Awaiting RALO FeedbackNone


Processing Due Diligence



On Hold

#267 Surabhi Softwares

#112 Arab Regional ISPs & DSPs Association (ARISPA)


2. At-Large Review Implementation: The Next Steps: Cheryl (10 min)

Presentation slides 

3. ALAC Policy Update -  Holly/Kaili  (25 min)

Statements approved by the ALAC

Initial Report on the Protections for Certain Red Cross Names in all gTLDs – Policy Amendment Process 
The ALAC has always taken the position that as a humanitarian organization, and one that has been regularly the target of those seeking to fraudulently attract donations, the Red Cross should be afforded the courtesy of having its various identifiers protected at the second level in gTLD domain names.

Short-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline for Specific Reviews 
Of the three options presented on the public comment, the ALAC prefers the option to commence RT work upon Board action on CCWG-WS2 recommendations, to be started no later than end of June 2019. With this option, the review team will be in charge of the evaluation of implementation of prior review recommendations and other topics, with no duplication or overlap with CCWG-WS2 implementation. 

Long-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline of Reviews  
The ALAC approached the comment by separating it into two issues: (1) Organizational Reviews and (2) Specific Reviews. The ALAC recommended ICANN Org stop initiating Organizational Reviews until its is assessed how effective they have been and develop a methodology to allow them to be cost effective and effective overall. The ALAC also recommends changing the Bylaws to give the Board more flexibility with the timing of Specific Reviews going forward.

Open Data Initiative Datasets and Metadata 
The ALAC made specific comments in relation to: (1) Centralized, easy access to properly organized data repository, (2) Types and value of data collected, lack of discernable information; (3) Uniformity of and responsibility for data; and (4) Privacy rights. Overall, the ALAC believes it would be useful if ICANN Org could assist in re-generating a list of datasets with suggestions on what downstream or upstream information can possibly be gleaned from each dataset. 

Statements in process - DraftingComment or Vote

Drafting ICANN Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Unified Access Model  Requested ASAP
Penholder(s): TBC

Comment IPC/BC Accreditation & Access Model for Non-Public Data v1.7 Requested ASAP Note: Not a formal ICANN public comment.
Penholder(s):  Holly Raiche, Jonathan Zuck, Alan Greenberg

Drafting Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)  
Penholder(s):  Jonathan Zuck

Drafting Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains  
Penholder(s): Satish Babu

Drafting Draft ICANN Africa Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Version 3.0  
Penholder(s): TBC

Statements that seem to be stalled

    • None

Public Comment requests to which the ALAC decided not to submit Statements

New Public Comment requests to which the ALAC needs to make decisions

Upcoming Public Comment Requests


    • Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Work Track 5 – Geographic Names at the Top-Level)
    • Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review Team – Final Report
    • Proposals for Bengali, Malayalam, and Tamil Scripts Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
    • Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) 2 Review: Draft Report and Recommendations
    • Proposal for Sinhala Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)


    • Registration Directory Service Review Team (RDS-WHOIS2) Draft Report
    • Implementation of Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Program
    • Recommendations on the Technical Use of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
    • Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Policy Status Report

4.  At-Large/ALAC Working Groups (Satish, 10 min)

5. NomCom Update (Nadira, 5 min)

6. AOB (5 min)

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