Date: Thursday, 16 May 2019

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

Meeting Number: AL.AP/CC.0418/1

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English Conference ID = 1638

Chinese Conference ID = 2038

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Action Items: EN

Recording: EN, ZH

Transcript: EN, ZH

Chat: EN


EN: Satish Babu, Maureen Hilyard, Holly Raiche, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Manju Chen, Ahmad Alsadeh, Yasuichi Kitamura, Ali AlMeshal, Aisyah Shakirah Suhaidi, Suhaidi Hassan, Amrita Choudhury, Tomohiro Fujisaki, Eranga Samararathna, Jahangir Hossain, Mili Semlani, Sneha Tambe, Gunela Astbrink, Cherie Lagakali, Justine Chew, Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Bikram Shrestha, Nadira AlAraj, Hana Khatib, Yeseul Kim, Jee Eun Choi, Winthrop Yu, Sherry Shek, Aris Ignacio, Prateek Pathak, Priyatosh Jana, William Tibben

ZH: None

Apologies: Lianna Galstyan, Fouad Bajwa

Staff: Silvia Vivanco, Siranush Vardanyan, Yeşim Nazlar

ZH Interpreters: Ray & Sandy

Call Management: Yeşim Nazlar


1. Roll call - Staff (2 min)

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



Newly CertifiedNone


Pending ALAC Vote


Awaiting RALO Feedback (1) None

Namrata Khetrapal

Processing Due Diligence (2)

#301 Internet Governance Institute (awaiting applicant feedback)

#299 China Internet Development Foundation (awaiting applicant feedback)


On Hold (2)

#267 Surabhi Softwares

#112 Arab Regional ISPs & DSPs Association (ARISPA)


3. At-Large Review Implementation/ARIWG: The Next Steps: Maureen/Cheryl (5 min)

4. ALAC Policy Update -  Maureen/Holly/Kaili  (12 min)

See: 2019 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice (new)
See: 2018 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice
See: At-Large Policy Summary
See: At-Large Executive Summary page (new)
See: Multistakeholder Advice Development graphic

Recently Ratified by the ALAC

Comment: Proposed Renewal of .asia Registry Agreement
The ALAC supports the proposed changes to the .asia (DotAsia) renewal agreement, with (3) comments related to universal acceptance (UA), public interest commitments and fees to be paid to ICANN org.

Comment: ALAC Statement on Registry Agreement Renewals .org, .biz and .info
The ALAC generally refrained from commenting on these prior proposed Registry Agreement renewals, with the exception of the proposed renewal of the .NET Registry Agreement in 2017. The ALAC in general favors standardizing Registry Agreements as this allows for transparency and predictability, as well as ease of review and compliance monitoring of one standard contract (with necessary but controlled variations through Addendums) instead of managing many disparate/varying contracts. Being supportive of this approach, the ALAC has not objected to the base Registry Agreement, or to its use in prior renewals.

In respect of the intent to standardize the said 3 proposed Registry Agreement renewals (.org, .biz, .info), the ALAC welcomes the following proposals:

(i) inclusion of Public Interest Commitments (per Specification 11), 
(ii) inclusion of Minimum requirements for Rights Protection Mechanisms (per Specification 7), 
(iii) adoption of the Registry Code of Conduct (per Specification 9), and
(iv) amendment of the relevant section in Specification 5 to govern the allocation of two-character labels at the second level to avoid confusion with corresponding country codes.

The ALAC also noted there are differences in opinion within At-Large regarding the omission and quantum of price caps.

Public Comment for Decision


Current Statements (ALAC Advice, Comment or Correspondence)

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Process Proposal for Streamlining Organizational Reviews




5.APRALO Updates (12 min)

6. ATLAS III Update (Maureen, 8 min)

7. Member of the Month - Presentation (Lianna, Prateek/Sneha - ISOC Mumbai, 8 min)

8. NomCom Update (5 min) - Nadira Alaraj 

9. Feedback request from NomCom Review Implementation Working Group (NomComRIWG) - Satish (2 mins)

10. AOB (3 min)

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