At-Large Leadership Team (ALT-PLUS) Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, 15 April 2019

Time: 16:00 - 17:30 UTC. For the time in various timezones click here

Meeting Number: AL.ALT-PLUS/CC.0419/1

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ADIGO Passcode: 1638

Spanish Conference ID = 1738

ALT Members: Maureen Hilyard, Holly Raiche (alternate-apology), John Laprise (apology), Sébastien Bachollet, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Ricardo Holmquist

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

Regional Chairs: Mohamed El Bashir, Satish Babu, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Sergio Salinas Porto, Eduardo Diaz

Former Chairs: Alan Greenberg, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Cheryl Langdon-Orr

Working Group Team Leaders/Coordinators: Alberto Soto, Jonathan Zuck, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Daniel Nanghaka


EN:  Glenn McKnight, Herb Wayne Ombudsman, Judith Hellerstein, 

ES: Sergio Salinas Porto, Harold Arcos (audio only)

Apologies: John Laprise, Holly Raiche

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

ES Interpreters: Veronica and Claudia 

Call Management: Claudia Ruiz

Action Items: EN

AC Chat: EN        

Recording: ENES                     

Transcript: ENES


Standing Agenda Items

1.Roll Call and Apologies – Staff (3 minutes)

2. Welcome, Aim of the Meeting, Adoption of Agenda and Call for Any Other Business or other Amendments – Maureen Hilyard (2 minutes)

Items for Discussion

3. ATLAS III Application and Course Launch Details - Maureen Hilyard (15 minutes)

4. ALAC Policy Activities - Evin Erdoğdu, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Jonathan Zuck (15 minutes)

At-Large Policy Resources

2019 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice
At-Large Policy Summary
At-Large Executive Summary page
Multistakeholder Advice Development graphic
Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG)

Recently Ratified by the ALAC

Comment (sent to ICANN Board):ICANN64 Joint GAC-ALAC Statement on EPDP

During ICANN64, the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) drafted and approved a Joint GAC-ALAC Statement on the EPDPThe GAC and ALAC are aligned overall with the EPDP Phase I Report, as it pertains to outstanding concerns as articulated in their respective statements to the report. The two advisory committees are in agreement on the need to distinguish between natural and legal persons. In addition, the GAC and ALAC highlighted the importance of data accuracy, the technical contact field, and protecting the public interest. The statement was drafted jointly with the GAC with input from the ALAC Liaison to the GAC, Yrjö Lansipuro, and GAC representative, Cathrin Bauer-Bulst, as well as the At-Large representatives to the EPDP, Hadia Elminiawi and Alan Greenberg.

Comment:Updated Operating Standards for Specific Reviews

It is the view of the ALAC that the level of specificity for specific reviews is necessary to prevent misunderstandings and missteps by any of the parties involved in the review. The ALAC believes scope should be well defined within the confines of bylaws and review teams should be free to pursue their mandate within that scope. Accordingly, the ALAC voiced their strong support for the updates to the Operating Standards for Specific Reviews.

Comment: First Consultation on a 2-Year Planning Process

The ALAC/At-Large community agrees that more time should be given for additional community involvement, and requests that ICANN Org provide a listing of priorities and statements on the impact of each project within ICANN Org and on each of the unique ACs and SOs. The ALAC also encourages ICANN Org to provide the appropriate level of resources to ICANN IT for continued support of services which are vital for community policy work. The ALAC believes that the additional time from 15 months to 2 years would provide more transparency as the community is becomes more aware of priority ranking of projects or has collaborated with ICANN Org on priority ranking. The At-Large Advisory Committee believes that beyond the priorities of keeping the Internet secure and stable, and maintaining the multistakeholder model, the community should be directly involved in setting other priorities. In addition to policy activity, the ALAC emphasizes that outreach and engagement are integral to the planning cycle, and the benefit of CCWGs and CCEGs in planning activities. The ALAC supports a formalized, dedicated planning phase to plan for SO/AC activities. The ALAC noted it strongly believes that for ICANN to be as inclusive as possible, documents should be translated into multiple languages; important community meetings should be held in different time zones and in different languages, with real time translation (language channels) and captioning / real time transcription (RTT) provided on all calls. Finally, the ALAC strongly believes that for ICANN to be seen to be truly multistakeholder-focused and inclusive, then appropriate resources must be made available to remove barriers that might prevent the full participation of the ICANN community in policy activities.

Public Comment for Decision

Proposed Renewal of .biz Registry Agreement   
Proposed Renewal of .info Registry Agreement  

Current Statements (ALAC Advice, Comment or Correspondence)

5. ICANN65 Updates - Gisella Gruber (5 minutes)

6. ARIWG Next Steps - Maureen Hilyard (5 minutes)

7. 2019 ALAC and RALO Elections, Selections and Appointments - Heidi Ullrich (5 minutes)

a. ALAC, RALO and ALAC Delegates to the NomCom

b. ICANN Board Seat 15

8. CSC Impending Call for New Liaison - Maureen Hilyard (5 minutes)

9. Any other Business - Maureen Hilyard (5 minutes)

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