ALAC Leadership Team (ALT) Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, 20 August 2018

Time: 18:30 - 20:00 UTC. For the time in various timezones click here

Meeting Number: AL.ALT/CC.0818/1

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ALT Members: Alan Greenberg, Maureen Hilyard, Bastiaan Goslings, Seun Ojedeji, Bartlett Morgan

Liaisons: Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Barrack Otieno, Andrei Kolesnikov, Yrjö Lansipuro

Participants: Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Maureen Hilyard, Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Barrack Otieno, Andrei Kolesnikov, Yrjo Lansipuro, Seun Ojedeji, Leon Sanchez, Bastiaan Goslings, Alan Greenberg, Alfredo Calderon, Bartlett Morgan

Apology: Gisella Gruber (staff), Yeşim Nazlar (staff), Bartlett Morgan will join late

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Evin Erdogdu, Andrea Glandon

Call Management: Andrea Glandon

Action Items: EN

AC Chat: EN        

Recording: EN                     

Transcript: EN


Standing Agenda Items

1. Roll Call and Apologies – Staff (2 minutes)

2. Review of Action Items from ALT Meeting of 26 July 2018 - Alan Greenberg (0 minutes) 

Items for Discussion

3. ALAC Policy Development Activities - Evin Erdogdu and Alan Greenberg  (20 minutes)

Reference: 2018 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice

Statements approved by the ALAC

Initial Report on the Protections for Certain Red Cross Names in all gTLDs – Policy Amendment Process 
The ALAC has always taken the position that as a humanitarian organization, and one that has been regularly the target of those seeking to fraudulently attract donations, the Red Cross should be afforded the courtesy of having its various identifiers protected at the second level in gTLD domain names.

Short-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline for Specific Reviews 
Of the three options presented on the public comment, the ALAC prefers the option to commence RT work upon Board action on CCWG-WS2 recommendations, to be started no later than end of June 2019. With this option, the review team will be in charge of the evaluation of implementation of prior review recommendations and other topics, with no duplication or overlap with CCWG-WS2 implementation. 

Long-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline of Reviews  
The ALAC approached the comment by separating it into two issues: (1) Organizational Reviews and (2) Specific Reviews. The ALAC recommended ICANN Org stop initiating Organizational Reviews until its is assessed how effective they have been and develop a methodology to allow them to be cost effective and effective overall. The ALAC also recommends changing the Bylaws to give the Board more flexibility with the timing of Specific Reviews going forward.

Open Data Initiative Datasets and Metadata 
The ALAC made specific comments in relation to: (1) Centralized, easy access to properly organized data repository, (2) Types and value of data collected, lack of discernable information; (3) Uniformity of and responsibility for data; and (4) Privacy rights. Overall, the ALAC believes it would be useful if ICANN Org could assist in re-generating a list of datasets with suggestions on what downstream or upstream information can possibly be gleaned from each dataset. 

Statements in process - DraftingComment or Vote

Drafting ICANN Seeking Community Feedback on Proposed Unified Access Model  Requested ASAP
Penholder(s): TBC

Comment IPC/BC Accreditation & Access Model for Non-Public Data v1.7 Requested ASAP Note: Not a formal ICANN public comment.
Penholder(s):  Holly RaicheJonathan ZuckAlan Greenberg

Drafting Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)  
Penholder(s):  Jonathan Zuck

Comment Recommendations for Managing IDN Variant Top-Level Domains  
Penholder(s): Satish Babu

Drafting Draft ICANN Africa Strategic Plan 2016-2020 Version 3.0  
Penholder(s): TBC

Statements that seem to be stalled

    • None

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


    • Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Work Track 5 – Geographic Names at the Top-Level)
    • Competition, Consumer Trust & Consumer Choice Review Team – Final Report
    • Proposals for Bengali, Malayalam, and Tamil Scripts Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
    • Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) 2 Review: Draft Report and Recommendations
    • Proposal for Sinhala Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)


    • Registration Directory Service Review Team (RDS-WHOIS2) Draft Report
    • Implementation of Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Program
    • Recommendations on the Technical Use of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
    • Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Policy Status Report

4. Updates from Liaisons - Various (10 minutes)

a. ccNSO - Barrack Otieno

b. GAC Yrjö Länsipuro

c. GNSO - Cheryl Langdon-Orr

d. SSAC - Andrei Kolesnikov 

5. EPDP - Update and Next Steps - Alan (5 minutes)

See: CPWG Workspace

See: ICANN Data Protection/Privacy – Meetings & Work Sessions

See: EPDP Workspace

6. At-Large Review Implementation WG - Status and Next Steps - Maureen Hilyard, Cheryl Langdon-Orr (5 minutes)

a. Informing the RALOs

b. Next Steps (see ARIWG Workspace)

7.  Planning for ICANN63 - Alan Greenberg, Gisella Gruber, Heidi Ullrich (15 minutes)

a. Review of draft At-Large Schedule - Gisella

b. At-Large ICANN63 Board Questions Workspace

c. Questions for Goran Marby, CEO of ICANN

d. Topics/meetings currently planned

8.  Suggestions for August ALAC Agenda  - Alan Greenberg (5 minutes)

See: 2018-08-28 ALAC Monthly Teleconference

9 . Any other Business - Alan Greenberg (0 minutes)

10. Auction Proceeds - Alan Greenberg (8 minutes)

11. Personnel discussion - In camera (Alan Greenberg (20 minutes)

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