Date: Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Time: 18:00 - 19:00 UTC  For the time in various timezones click here 

Meeting Number: AL.EU/CC.1009/1 

How can I participate in this meeting? English Conference ID = 3535

Web conference tool: Adobe Connect

Participants:  Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Maureen Hilyard, Wale Bakare, Oksana Prykhodko, Sebastien Bachollet, Anne Marie Joly, Yrjö Länsipuro,  Sandra Hoferichter, Andrei Kolesnikov, Erich Schweighofer, Joanna Kulesza

Apologies: Jean-Jacques Subrenat, Bastiaan Goslings, Annette Mühlberg

Staff: Silvia Vivanco, Claudia Ruiz

Call Management: Claudia Ruiz

Action Items: EN                        

Recording: EN

Transcript:   EN

AC Chat: EN


EURALO October Monthly call

  1. Roll call - Staff

  2. Review of  pending Actions Items of  11 September  (5 minutes)

  3. Review of ALAC Public consultations – Olivier Crépin-Leblond (20 minutes)

Reference: 2018 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice

Statements approved by the ALAC

Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4) 

While the ALAC and wider At-Large community continue to debate the actual benefits to communities in expanding the New gTLD Program, they acknowledge that the Program will likely continue to be expanded in one form or another. In this respect, the ALAC put on record their responses, suggestions and in some cases, advocacy, to the preliminary recommendations and questions as posed by the GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group in its Initial Report, from the perspective of and benefit to Internet end users At-Large. The ALAC highlighted key consensus positions on the 86-page statement, including: Concept of "Rounds", Community Applications and Community Priority Evaluation, Metrics, Public Interest Commitments, Applicant Support Program, IDNs, Universal Acceptance, SSAC Research and Recommendations, Objections, and High Standards for Applicants.

Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains
The ALAC believes the main challenge while integrating IDN variant top-level domains is to balance positive user experience while ensuring the security, stability and manageability of the DNS. The ALAC provided advice on (4) questions posed by ICANN regarding the issue, and in general believes strict adherence to the Root Zone LGRs are the most appropriate way of arriving at IDN variant labels.

IPC/BC Accreditation & Access Model for Non-Public Data v1.7 Note: Not a formal ICANN Public Comment.
The ALAC understands that tiered access is the most probable solution to ensuring compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), yet it has serious concerns as to the structure of this proposed model. The ALAC recommends a three-dimensional access model of accreditation: 1) identity of the petitioner; 2) determining the petitioner’s purpose; and 3) requesting information on how they will use that data. The ALAC feels these considerations towards the access model will propel the ICANN community further towards a reliable and trusted domain name system (DNS).

Draft ICANN Africa Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Version 3.0
The ALAC recommended (1) an increased number of African ICANN staff to be seriously considered in the Draft Africa Strategic Plan; (2) involving more African participation in strategy planning and implementation; (3) local capacity building; (4) increased representation of African stakeholders in the SOs and ACs in addition to the ALAC and GAC. The ALAC also noted criteria for implementation should be further developed, and offered collaboration with the African community in At-Large.

Statements in process - DraftingComment or Vote

Comment ICANN Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Unified Access Model  
Penholder(s): Gregory Shatan

Vote Next Steps on Reviews  
 Alan Greenberg

Drafting Proposed gTLD-Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Profile 
Penholder(s): Joanna KuleszaJonathan Zuck

Drafting Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Draft Report of Recommendations 
Penholder(s): TBC 

Drafting Draft PTI and IANA FY20 Operating Plan and Budgets  

Statements that seem to be stalled


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


    • Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review Team – Final Report
    • Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) 2 Review: Draft Report and Recommendations
    • Implementation of Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Program
    • Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Policy Status Report
    • Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information Policy Draft
    • New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) – Initial Report
    • Final Recommendations for Managing the IDN Variant Top-Level Domains
    • Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) Initial Report
    • Proposal for Sinhala Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)


    • Renewal of the .INFO Registry Agreement
    • Renewal of the .ORG Registry Agreement
    • Renewal of the .AERO Sponsorship Agreement
    • ICANN 5-year Strategic Plan for FY21-25
    • Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Work Track 5 – Geographic Names at the Top-Level)

4. EURALO Bylaws Task Force: Draft Bylaws (10 minutes)

5. Follow-up Discussion of CROP Travel for FY19 (3 minutes)

6. Preparation of ICANN63 Barcelona meeting (10 minutes)

7. At-Large Summit (ATLAS III) update (5 minutes)

8. AOB (2 minutes)

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