NARALO Monthly Teleconference

Date: Monday, 14 January 2013

Time: 20:00 UTC (for the time in various timezones click here)

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Garth Bruen, Darlene Thompson, Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Murray McKercher, Evan Leibovitch, Gareth Shearman, Glenn McKnight, Alan Greenberg, Gordon Chillcott, Darlene Thompson, Thomas Lowenhaupt, Ogi Mitev, Joly McFie, Allan Skuce

Apologies: Eduardo Diaz

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Gisella Gruber



Summary Minutes: Summary Minutes 14 January 2013

Action Items: Action Items 14 January 2013

Transcript: EN

Chat:  NARALO Chat transcript 14 January 2013

Recording: ENGLISH


1. Welcome and Roll call - Staff (2 min)

2. Review of Action Items of call December 2012  - Darlene Thompson  (1 min)

NARALO Monthly call 2012.12.10

2.1 Letters to Toronto NARALO sponsors, reviewed by ALAC Chair, will be sent this week

2.2 Staff should review and update the Working Groups lists and status

2.3 Staff will assist with the back-end processing of a online application form for ALSes as well as individual NARALO members

2.4 Staff should report on payment to performers from Toronto, please include apology for lateness

2.5 Request to NARALO Slideshow Template (Glenn)

2.6 Request for Registrar and ICANN RAA Amendments (Garth)

3. Preparation for Beijing Meeting (10 Minutes)

3.1 First question: Should we have a NARALO Meeting in Beijing? How long?

3.2 What should the NARALO agenda be? How is our time best used?

4.  Review of Communication/Outreach Strategy (5 Minutes)

4.1 NARALO Communication Strategy Document: This work is never "done", we will constantly update and improve our communication. Please submit your comments to the Chair or directly into the document.

4.2 Agenda for sub-committee

5. Our Community (10 Minutes)

5.1 Recruitment (Section II of Communication Strategy)

5.1.1 Sub-Committee on NARALO ALS Outreach has been created with 5 members, Garth B. as Chair, more volunteers welcome

5.1.2 Recruitment Introduction Letter is being drafted, please review and comment (Section II-3 of Communications Strategy)

5.2 Status of ALS Applications & Regional Advice

5.2.2 Connect.NYC APPROVED! - Last Spotlight: Connecting NYC

5.2.1 Nova Scotia Community Access Program APPROVED! with comments from Dana P. (POSTPONED) - ALS Spotlight - Each Month we will feature a NARALO ALS to give a brief presentation of what their ALS does as well as their goals and achievements. (Communication Strategy I.2)

5.2.3 University Community Partnership for Social Action Research Under Further Due Diligence (2 Minutes) - Update?

5.3 Unaffiliated Status

5.3.1 Staff: Any new members?

5.4 Participation/Working Group Watch (Communication Strategy III.6)

5.4.1 Immediate need for two (2) members for Finance and Budget Sub-Committee - Volunteers from December Call?

Engagement in ICANNMonique C.     

Capacity Building Working Group

Darlene T.     

IDN Policy

Randy G.*     

ALAC Subcommittee on Outreach

Eduardo D.     

Metrics Working Group

Alan G.Darlene T.    

At-Large Improvements Project Taskforce

Darlene T.     

ICANN Academy Ad-Hoc Working Group

Glenn M.Allan S.    

ccNSO Study Group

Eduardo D.     

Joint DNS Security and Stability


5.6 Cross-Ralo Relations (Communication Strategy IV)

5.6.1 ICANN Academy Survey

5.6.2 Offering our support to APRALO for their Showcase event: At the request of Holly R. we have offered advice and made ourselves available to APRALO members

5.6.3 Chair will offer for the APRALO Secretariats Meeting in Beijing, other volunteers welcome

5.7 Statements of Interest (SOI) Staff: Are all required SOIs complete and submitted?

6. Beijing & The Summit (2 Minutes)

6.1 Visa InformationU.S.Canada

6.2 Ongoing review of Travel Details, see The Chair's report on Travel Issues

6.3 Air pollution in Beijing reaches hazardous levels


7. New gTLDs

7.1 Deadline Looms for Comments - Jan 16

7.2 At-Large Dashboard

7,2,1 Comments on dotBOOK

7.3 Objection Deadline March 13 2013

8. Nominating Committee "NOMCOM" Activity (No Updates)

8.1 The new 2013  NOMCOM page

8.2 Positions available (apply at:

    - Three members of the Board of Directors of ICANN

   - Three At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) representatives (one each from the Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific Islands and Latin America/Caribbean Islands regions)

    - Two members of the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

    - One member of the Council of the Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)

9. At-Large Advisory Committee "ALAC" Issues (Olivier, Evan, Eduardo, Alan - 10 Minutes)

9.1 Burning Issues

9.1.1 Olivier on the Dubai Meeting

9.1.2 Trademark Clearinghouse statement

9.1.3 IGO/INGO statement

9.1.4. Thick WHOIS

9.1.5 Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone

9.1.6 Policy vs. Implementation Draft Framework (No Link)

9.1.7 Measurement of "Consumer Trust"

9.1.8 ALAC Demarche to ICANN

9.1.9.Elections, Selections and Appointments

9.2 Policy Advice Development Page

9.3 Board-Stakeholder Action List


10. ICANN Functions (20 Minutes) (Communication Strategy III.5)

10.1 Compliance Tracking

10.1.1 ICANN Summarily Closes Sydney Compliance Office and Tries to Hide the Fact So much for expanding an diversifying staff!

10.1.2 Compliance Answers to Questions submitted in November

10.1.3 Verisign Blows Off Audit

10.2 Language and Translation (4 Minutes)

10.2.1 Requests from Louis H: Translation of the ICANN News Alert in Spanish and in French An abstract of the Naralo Monthly Meeting that we could post on our Web site (or RSS it), including some of the documents produced by ICANN, that we discuss and that would be worth translating to attract attention toward NARALO. Translate RAA and legal documents related to the RAA into French and Spanish Translations of Registrar/Registry documents in local languages(where the company operates) to avoid consumer disputes.

10.2.2 Preliminary Issue Report on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information Comments open until February 8

10.3 Travel (8 Minutes)

10.3.1 Chair has created an ongoing Sub-Report on Travel issues and welcomes comments from the community


11.  Any Other Business "AOB" (2 Minutes)

11.1 News

REDDIT Creator,open Internet activist suicide

ICANN shutters Australian office, cans staff

NSA targeting domestic computer systems in secret test

Democratization of ICANN’s At-Large

Privacy/Security And Mobile Devices, "Internet is dead"

Technology and Cultures of Narcissism in youth

12. Action Items

12.1 Per previous vote these calls ALWAYS occur at 3PM EST REGARDLESS of Daylight Savings Time until otherwise noted

(Going forward, let's list previous action items and not have a separate page)

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