The 2nd At-Large Summit (ATLAS II): At-Large Community Engagement in ICANN (R-37)

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The 2nd At-Large Summit (ATLAS II) (R-37)




Additional logistical support from ICANN is needed to improve the At-Large wiki.


DatePhaseTypeStatus Updates


ClosedPhase ChangeThis Advice Item is now Closed


Phase 5Board UpdateA letter ( was sent to the Chair of the ALAC regarding the Advice Item's progress and completion.


Phase 5Phase UpdateICANN org believes the implementation of this item can now be considered complete. This determination is based on several factors that demonstrate how the elements of this advice have been incorporated in work underway through other workstreams: • Post-ATLAS II Implementation Recommendations Workspace showing that Recommendation 37 is completed (see the Post-ATLAS II Implementation – Recommendations Workspace). • At-Large Review Implementation Issue 1 on Quality vs Quantity of ALAC Advice showing that additional work on the At-Large Policy Advice Development wiki workspace and At-Large policy webpage has been completed (see the Issue 1 Dashboard).


Phase 5Phase ChangeNow in Phase 5


Phase 4Phase UpdateStaff, under the direction of At-Large leadership, has already begun to rework the website and Wiki to ensure that our “Policy Advice” pages are accurate and understandable. This will continue as volunteer and staff resources allow. We will also ensure that as documents are published, the classification of the document is clear. The goal is to address two issues: Confusion about the type of document (ie “Advice” vs “Comment”) The “End user” justification for intervention. Accordingly, staff together with At-Large leadership will categorize the existing documents (as advice, public comment, correspondence, etc.) in a more granular fashion and provided enhanced tools with which to filter search results based on these categories. Furthermore, staff will create a new field in the database for “End User Issue” and At-Large leadership will populate this field both in current documents and those generated going forward. The following items have been created to satisfy these goals An Executive Summaries: ALAC Policy Comments & Advice resource page has been created to address “type” of document (#1). The At-Large Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG) meets weekly to discuss “end user” justification for intervention (#2). With these simple modifications, it should be easier for a Wiki visitor to peruse the work of the At-large and to quickly understand the rationale for creating individual documents.


Phase 4Board UpdateA letter ( was sent to the Chair of the ALAC regarding the Advice Item's progress.


Phase 4Board UpdateThe Board in its 9 September 2014 resolution acknowledges the Final ATLAS II Declaration: ICANN Staff is currently working towards implementing this recommendation by adding staff resources. For more information, see the ALAC Workspace:


Phase 1Phase UpdateALAC published AL-ATLAS-02-DCL-01-01-EN: The 2nd At-Large Summit (ATLAS II): At-Large Community Engagement in ICANN: