NARALO Monthly Teleconference

Date: Monday, 11 March 2013

Time: 19:00 UTC (for the time in various timezones click here)

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Attendees: Garth Bruen, Thomas Lowenhaupt, Darlene Thompson, Joly McFie, Alan Greenberg, Gareth Shearman, Eduardo Diaz, Allan Skuce, Avri Doria, Evan Leibovitch, Murray McKercher, Andy Weissberg, Carlton Samuels, Annalisa Roger, Olivier Crepin Leblond

Apologies: Glenn McKnight, Seth Reiss, Gordon Chillcott

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Julia Charvolen,


Summary Minutes: Summary Minutes 11 March 2013 

Action Items: Action Items 11 March 2013

Transcript: EN 

Chat:  NARALO Chat transcript 11 March 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 2013.02.11

NARALO Monthly Report - February 2013

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

2.2 Request to Staff to update NARALO Slideshow Template (Glenn) - updated by Glenn without staff assistance, remove item

2.3 NARALO call time will observe DST until its end Sunday 3 November 2013

2.4 Joly M. has indicated to the Chair that requested brochures have not arrived, the Chair is requesting a status update

3. Preparation for Beijing Meeting (10 Minutes)

3.1 NARALO Meeting in Beijing will be dedicated to Outreach/Inreach/Recruitment

3.2 Have all sponsored NARALO members received details of their travel?

3.3 Have all traveling NARALO members received and submitted copies of their visas?

3.4 Pre-Beijing Policy Webinar Thursday 21 March at 12.00 UTC and Thursday 21 March at 19.00 UTC

3.5 Meeting with the Address Supporting Organization (ASO) in Beijing?

3.6 How the Great Firewall of China Works

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
4.3 Conduct and Procedure within NARALO

4.3.1 Rules of personal conduct, expectations and courtesy. CODE OF CONDUCT  22.1: The ALAC discussion lists and its other online collaborative spaces serve two purposes.
They are where we discuss ICANN related policy issues and attend to administrative tasks related to the management of ALAC.
4.3.2 Topics for discussion on the NARALO mailing list
4.3.3 Handling of the .HEALTH objection debate and polling


5. Our Community (10 Minutes)

5.1 ALS Spotlight: Nunavut Community Access Program - Darlene Thompson NARALO ALSes Spotlight
5.1.1 Fellowship Program to include indiginous populations from NARALO

5.2 ALS Representatives should get a vote for Board Seat 15 - Avri (5 Minutes)

5.3 Status of ALS Applications & Regional Advice
    5.3.1 University Community Partnership for Social Action Research Under Further Due Diligence (2 Minutes) The Chair's attempts to contact the applicant were unsuccessful Did legal ever resolve the question of their applicability?

5.4 Unaffiliated Status, Staff: Any new members?

5.5 Potential De-accreditation of The Alberta Community Network Association

5.5.1 Paragraph 16 of our Operating Principles state that: "When an ALS representative does not vote in 3 consecutive NARALO elections or does not contribute a comment on ICANN policy through collaboration on the At-Large discussion lists in 12 consecutive months, it automatically loses its voting rights and active status within the NARALO.  The ALS should be notified of the status change and may regain its voting rights and active status if within the next 12 months it votes or participates to online discussions, otherwise the Chair will submit to ALAC a request for de-certification of that ALS."

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

Engagement in ICANNMonique C.     

Capacity Building Working Group

Darlene T.Joly M.    

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 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

5.6.2 Chair will offer for the APRALO Secretariats Meeting in Beijing: the Regional Leadership Meeting in Beijing on Wednesday 10 April 2013 between 12:30 and 14:00 local

5.7 Daylight Savings Time Details: Per previous vote these calls ALWAYS occur at 3PM EST REGARDLESS of Daylight Savings Time until otherwise noted. Explanation: Daylight Savings Time (DST) is a program which moves the official hour ahead by one during the summer to preserve more daylight in the evening. DST is not universally or equally observed. DST changes have occasionally caused confusion for  NARALO call times. For us this means specifically, we will be observing DST. The time of our call will remain 3:00PM EDT and 12:00PM PDT, but the UTC time of the call will change from 2000hrs to 1900hrs as of March until the end of DST.

5.8 Technical Problems with Adobe Connect

6. The Summit

6.1 When is the summit?

6..2 Where is the summit?

7. New gTLDs (5 Minutes)

7.1 Objection to dotHEALTH

7.1.1 The objection to the IDN string by Stable Tone Limited has NOT been passed to the next phase
7.1.2 The objections to four Latin/English Strings for .HEALTH are the subject of an ALAC vote

7.2 "Closed Generic" Top-Level Domains
7.3 New gTLD Program: String Similarity Contention Sets:

8. Nominating Committee "NOMCOM" Activity (1 Minute)

8.1 Glenn issued at comprehensive report on NOMCOM activitiy

8.2 The new 2013  NOMCOM page

8.3 Reminder of the  date of  any  nominations  will close  on  May 1st  

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

9.1 Burning Issues

9.1.1 RAA Negotiation Updates vs. Previously Disclosed List, "Registry Interest Group is not happy with the news release from ICANN on state of negotiations for RAA 2013"
9.1.2 Finance & Budget Sub Committee (FBSC) and Regional Leadership call:
9.1.3 At-Large WHOIS Working Group:
9.1.4 Generic Closed Applications
9.1.5 ALAC Statement on the Whois Registrant Identification Study, Draft Report
9.1.6 Proposed Modification of GNSO PDP Manual to Address the Suspension of a PDP
9.1.7 The At-Large Beijing Global Stakeholder Engagement Questions Workspace:
9.1.8 The At-Large Beijing ICANN Board Questions Workspace
9.1.9 The At-Large Beijing GAC Questions Workspace
9.1.10 At Large - FY14 Special Budget:
9.1.11 ALAC Statement on the Whois Registrant Identification Study, Draft Report:
9.1.12 ICANN begins implementing Africa strategy
9.1.13 Security/Stability, Reviews/Improvements
9.1.14 ICANN's FY 14 Security, Stability and Resiliency Framework
9.1.15 Arab Multi-Stakeholder Internet Meeting Wraps Up
9.1.16 for Applicants for the Meeting Strategy Working Group
9.1.17 Whois Registrant ID Study Webinar
9.1.18 Revised Proposal of the ACDR to Serve as a UDRP Dispute Resolution Service Provider Comment / Reply Periods
9.1.19 String Similarity: IDN Variant Review Results
9.1.20 At-Large Expired Registration Recovery Education Needs Workspace
9.1.21 ICANN Appoints First URS Provider
9.1.22 Preliminary Issue Report on Uniformity of Reporting Comment/Reply Periods
9.1.23 ALAC Correspondence on the Report of the GNSO WG on Consumer Trust, Consumer Choice, and Competition
9.1.24 Composition of the Accountability & Transparency Review Team 2 (ATRT 2)

9.2 Policy Advice Development Page

9.3 Board-Stakeholder Action List


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

10.1 Compliance Tracking

10.1.1 More questions pending

10.1.2 Contracted Parties Agreement Updates, Proposed RAA Changes

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

10.3 Travel (8 Minutes)

10.3.1 Chair has created an ongoing Sub-Report on Travel issues and welcomes comments from the community. Thanks to assistance from Constituency Travel we were able to resolve a number of questions.

10.3.2 Travel Support Guidelines

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

11.1 News

11.1.2 Survey of ICANN's MSM Effectiveness:

11.1.3 Indian Government Orders Censorship Of One Its Own Sites:
11.1.4 Fellowship program to attend ARIN 31 in Bridgetown, Barbados from 21-24 April:

11.1.5 John Levine Receives the 3rd Annual Mary Litynski Award

11.1.6 Telcos behaving badly once again:

11.1.7 DIY Broadband- High Speed solutions for remote areas

11.1.8 Public Policy & Social Innovation - New York


12. Action Items

12.1 Staff: Please archive Toronto meetings and older Monthly NARALO Teleconference pages in the WIKI

12. 2. Going forward, let's list previous action items and not have a separate page - Staff: please list ALL additional action items from THIS call bellow this entry. And then list the same action items at the top of the NEXT meeting agenda.

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