ALAC Leadership Team (ALT) Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 02 October 2018

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

Meeting Number: AL.ALT/CC.1018/1

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ADIGO Passcode: 3535

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

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

Participants: Alfredo Calderon, Eduardo Diaz, John Laprise, Ejikeme Egbuogu, Olivier Crepin-Leblond,

Apology: Seun Ojedeji, Bastiaan Goslings, Bartlett Morgan

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Gisella Gruber, Evin Erdogdu, Yeşim Nazlar, Claudia Ruiz

Call Management: Claudia Ruiz

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 20 August 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 ratified by the ALAC

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

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

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

Comment Next Steps on Reviews  
 Alan Greenberg

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

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


    • 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. Updates from Liaisons - Various (10 minutes)

a. ccNSO - Barrack Otieno

b. GAC Yrjö Länsipuro

c. GNSO - Cheryl Langdon-Orr

d. SSAC - Andrei Kolesnikov 

5. Rules of Procedure Update - Alan Greenberg (10 minutes)

6. ALAC Policy Involvement

Current Status

7. EPDP - Update from the F2F and Next Steps - Alan Greenberg (10 minutes)

See: CPWG Workspace

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

See: EPDP Workspace

8. At-Large Review Implementation WG - Status and Next Steps - Maureen Hilyard, Cheryl Langdon-Orr (10 minutes)

a. ARIWG Plan Development

b. ARIWG Prioritization and Dependencies Workspace

9.  At-Large at ICANN 63 - Alan Greeberg and Gisella Gruber (10 minutes)

a. Review of draft At-Large Schedule - Gisella

b. Initial Review of At-Large agendas - Heidi

c. At-Large Leadership Development Session - Maureen

d. Travel Issues

e. At-Large ICANN63 Board Questions Workspace - Deadline 1 October

f. Questions for Goran Marby, CEO of ICANN

10. ATLAS III - Update and Next Steps - Maureen Hilyard, Cheryl Langdon-Orr and Olivier Crepin-Leblond (10 minutes)

11. Preview of ALAC Agenda - Alan Greenberg (5 minutes)

See: 2 October 2018 ALAC Monthly Teleconference

12 . Any other Business - Alan Greenberg (3 minutes)

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