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

Date: Monday, 23 September 2019

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

Meeting Number: AL.ALT-PLUS/CC.0919/1

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ADIGO Passcode: 1638

Spanish Conference ID = 1738

ALT Members: Maureen Hilyard, Holly Raiche (alternate), John Laprise, 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

Dial-out Participants: 

EN: Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Maureen Hilyard, Cheryl Langon-Orr, Tijani Ben-Jemaa, Daniel Nanghaka, Holly Raiche, Kaili Kan


Apologies: Alan Greenberg

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Gisella Gruber, Evin Erdoğdu, Yeşim Nazlar, Claudia Ruiz, Michelle DeSmyter

ES Interpreters: 

Call Management: TBC

Action Items: EN

Zoom Chat: EN        

Recording: EN, ES                     

Transcript: EN, ES



Standing Agenda Items

1.  Roll Call and Apologies – Staff (4 minutes)

2. Welcome to incoming At-Large Leaders and Brief Introductions - Maureen (5 minutes)

ALAC Members

RegionRALO ResultNomCom ResultRALO Chairs
AFRALODave KissoondoyalAbdulkarim OloyedeSeun Ojedeji 


Maureen HilyardJustine ChewSatish Babu
EURALOMatthias HudobnikNot applicableSebastien Bachollet
LACRALOSylvia Herlein Leite Carlos Raul GutierrezSergio Salinas Porto
NARALOJonathan ZuckNot applicableEduardo Diaz

3) Aim of the Meeting, Adoption of Agenda and Call for Any Other Business or other Amendments – Maureen Hilyard (4 minutes)

3. Review of Action Items from ALT-Plus call of 24 July  2019  - Maureen Hilyard (2 minutes)

Items for Discussion

4.  ALAC Policy Activities - Evin Erdoğdu, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Jonathan Zuck (20 minutes)

At-Large Policy Resources

At-Large Capacity Building Workshop - An Introduction to Policy Development at ICANN
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 (Since Last ALT-PLUS Meeting)

Proposed Definition of Name Collisions and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collisions Analysis Project
The ALAC considers the issue of Name Collision in the DNS an area of importance for the minimization of unintended consequences for Internet end users. The ALAC appreciates the need to have a Name Collision definition for purposes of scoping the inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP), in order for the NCAP Study One to be manageable and on point, and therefore supports the Proposed Definition of Name Collision and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project of 1 July 2019. Of particular importance to us are:

(1) The recognition and inclusion of Type B situations (ie. B. In scope but not intended to be the subject of data studies) which provides built-in peripheral consideration of such situations with decision for examination through data analysis at a later stage if a compelling case were to arise within Study One; and

(2) The possibility of amending the Definition of Name Collision and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collision Analysis Project should further pertinent information come to light at a later stage either through the ongoing work of the NCAP DG, NCAP Working Party and/or input obtained from the party/ies eventually contracted to undertake NCAP Study One.  

Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System
The ALAC strongly supports the overall proposal and appreciates the opportunity to comment. The RSS, according to RRSAC37, needs to evolve so it remains a reliable, resilient, and sustainable service in the face of increasing traffic and cyberattacks. However, the ALAC finds it difficult to accept that ICANN is not considered a primary stakeholder with regard to the RSS, given that the Domain Name System and its reliable and trusted operation is a prime reason for ICANN’s existence. The ALAC also encourages that Internet users, the ultimate user and beneficiary of the DNS, should be listed as having a stake in the existence and evolution of the RSS.

The financial model is also of some concern to the ALAC. No figures are provided to allow even order-of-magnitude estimates. It is surely time that we begin to understand exactly what level of funding will be required and hypothesize on where such funding will come from.

Draft Financial Assumptions & Projections and Operating Initiatives for the development of Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Operating & Financial Plan
The ALAC considered the Draft Financial Assumptions, Projections and Operating Initiatives, and offered comments on the following topics among others: 

  • The ALAC is not optimistic that Financial Assumptions A (Roll-out of New gTLDs) and B (New Business Models – Geographic gTLDs and Brand gTLDs) will be highly successful vehicles to new revenue. Although the first round of new gTLDs did bring in considerable revenue, the ALAC notes that these earlier rounds represented the “low hanging fruit” in the new gTLD market.
  • The ALAC agrees that ICANN continue to put money towards the an urgent need to resolve current challenges around Universal Acceptance, as well as the primary strategic goal of security, stability and trust.
  • The ALAC agrees that work which needs to be done on evolving the multistakeholder system is substantial and complex and that it must be ongoing with adequate resources directed towards its completion. The objectives related to diverse and inclusive participation in policy making in an efficient and effective way are essential to improving the system, underlining that face-to-face meetings are essential to the functioning of the multistakeholder model.
  • The ALAC/At-Large community propose some clarity via a listing of priorities and statements on the impact of each project on ICANN org and on each of the unique ACs and SOs. The community believes that while policy development and implementation activities are integral to the planning process, so are other activities, such as those that enable communication, collaboration, and outreach, between RALOS, At-Large members and other constituencies.

Proposed IANA SLAs for Publishing LGRs/IDN Tables
The ALAC supports the recommendations of the CSC and PTI for the proposed IANA SLAs for publishing the LGRs/IDN Tables.

Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Proposal – IANA Naming Function Review 
The ALAC supported the current version of the ICANN Bylaws Section 18.7(a) and 18.7(b), but understands that it has now proven to be difficult to implement. The ALAC agrees that the proposed change preserves the intent of the original Fundamental Bylaw and supports the change. Subject to any new information being brought to the ALAC’s attention, the current intention is that the ALAC will support this Fundamental Bylaw change when it is presented to the Empowered Community.

Public Comment for Decision


Current Statements (ALAC Advice, Comment or Correspondence)

Public Comment Name

Public Comment Close



CPWG SubPro Comment

Ongoing Workspace

As per 17 July CPWG AI, this is an informal At-Large workspace on the topic.


SAC105 Comment


As per 24 July CPWG AI, this is an informal At-Large workspace on the topic.


Olivier Crepin-Leblond

5. ARIWG Next Steps - Maureen Hilyard, Alan Greenberg, Cheryl Langdon Orr  (10 minutes)

See: At-Large Review Implementation Plan Development

a. Next Steps on Issue 2 - At-Large has struggled to reflect/process end-user opinion; barriers to individual participation; perception of unchanging leadership group

See: Issue 2 Dashboard and Progress Chart

6. ATRT3 Survey - Cheryl Langdon-Orr (5 mins)

a. the Community Structures survey here (via Clicktools):  (one survey per individual Community Structure = 1 for ALAC and one for each RALO please

b. the individuals survey can be found here:

7. ATLAS III Update and Next Steps (74 days to go!) - Maureen Hilyard, Eduardo Diaz, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Gisella Gruber (10 mins)

a. Program Update and Next Steps - Eduardo Diaz and Olivier Crepin-Leblond

b.  Schedule Update and Next Steps - Gisella Gruber

c. Sponsorship Update and Next Steps - Olivier Crepin-Leblond 

d. Getting ready for ATLAS III - Maureen Hilyard

8. ICANN66 Update and Next Steps (72 days to go) - Maureen Hilyard and Gisella Gruber (10 minutes)

See: ICANN66 - Montreal Meeting - November 2019

a. Initial Review of Block Schedule

b. Main Topics and Sessions

c. ALAC-GAC meeting/s - Yrjö Lansipuro

      - ALAC & GAC Meeting on Tuesday 5 November from 14:15-15:00

d. At-Large Leadership Development Session

9. Seat 15 Elections Update and Next Steps - Alan Greenberg and Yrjö Lansipuro (5 minutes)

   See: At-Large Board Member Selection Home - 2019-2020

10.  At-Large 2020 - Maureen Hilyard (15 mins)

a. an introduction to the At-Large team,  2019 achievements and some forward planning items

11. Items for the 27 August ALAC Meeting - Maureen Hilyard (3 minutes)

12. Any other Business - Maureen Hilyard (3 minutes)

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