Date: Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Time: 18:00 - 19:30 UTC For the time in various timezones click here
Meeting Number: AL.EU/CC.0416/1
Web conference tool: Zoom
English Conference ID = 1638
ZOOM ROOM: https://icann.zoom.us/j/671496809
Participants: Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Sébastien Bachollet, Oksana Prykhodko, Matthias Hudobnik, Roberto Gaetano, Anne-Marie Joly Bachollet, Wale Bakare, Yrjo Lansipuro, Steinar Grotterod, Andrey Kolesnikov, Desara Dushi, Erich Schweighofer, Sandra Hoferichter, Natalia Filina, Leon Sanchez, Lianna Galstyan, Maureen Hilyard, Glenn McKnight,
Apologies: Annette Mühlberg, Bastiaan Goslings
Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Claudia Ruiz
Call Management: Claudia Ruiz
Roll call- Staff (2 minutes)
Review of Action Items: 2019-04-16 EURALO Monthly Teleconference – 5 mins
Review of Public Consultations – Olivier – 10 mins (Staff to include PC links updated)
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.
Hot topics 2019- Review and next steps – 5 mins
EURALO By-Laws document – Update and next steps – 5 mins
CENTR update - Olivier - 3 mins
FY20 Budget Process and ABR preliminary decisions - Olawale Bakare - 5 mins
EURALO 2019 Leadership Elections – Meet the candidates – (total 50 minutes)
Presentation by the Candidates - 5 mins each