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

Date: Thursday, 16 January 2020

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

Meeting Number: AL.ALT-PLUS/CC.0120/1

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ADIGO Passcode: 1638

Spanish Conference ID = 1738

ALT Members: Maureen Hilyard, Joanna Kulesza, Jonathan Zuck (apology), Tijani Ben Jemaa, Humberto Carrasco 

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

Regional Chairs and NomCom Reps: Seun Ojedeji, Satish Babu, Sebastien Bachollet, Sergio Salinas Porto (apology)Eduardo Diaz, Hadia Elminiawi, Amrita Choudhury (apology), Erich Schweighofer, Tracy Hackshaw, Glenn McKnight.

Former Chairs: Alan Greenberg, Olivier Crépin-LeblondCheryl Langdon-Orr

Working Group Team Leaders/Coordinators: Ricardo Holmquist, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Daniel Nanghaka, Holly Raiche


EN: Matthias Hudobnik, Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Maureen Hilyard, Holly Raiche, Daniel Nanghaka, Tijani Ben-Jemaa, Seun Odeji, Barrack Otieno, Humberto Carrasco, Abdulkarim Oloyede, Dave Kissoondoyal, Erich Schweighofer, Joanna Kulesza, Sebastien Bachollet, Ricardo Holmquist, Yrjö Lansipuro, Alan Greenberg, Abdulkarim Oloyede, Eduardo Diaz, Glenn McKnight, Judith Hellerstein, Tracy Hackshaw, Marita Moll 

ES: Sylvia Herlein-Leite

Apologies: Andrei Kolesnikov, Amrita Choudhury, Sergio Salinas Porto, Jonathan Zuck

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Gisella Gruber, Evin Erdoğdu, Yeşim Nazlar, Alperen Eken, Claudia Ruiz, Michelle DeSmyter

ES Interpreters: Veronica &  Claudia

Call Management: Michelle DeSmyter

Action Items: EN

Zoom Chat: EN        

Recording: ENES                     

Transcript: ENES


Standing Agenda Items

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

2. Welcome, Introduction to New Agenda Format, Adoption of Agenda and Call for Any Other Business or other Amendments – Maureen Hilyard (5 minutes)

3. Review of Action Items from 3 December 2019 ALT-Plus Meeting - Maureen Hilyard (0 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)

ALAC Advice to ICANN Board on DNS Abuse (submitted to the ICANN Board on 24 December 2019)

Implementation Plan for the GNSO Consensus Policy Relating to the Protection of Certain Red Cross Names
As a worldwide internationally recognized humanitarian aid organization, and one that has been regularly the target of those seeking to fraudulently extract donations, the ALAC believes that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (incorporating National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies, and the International Committee of the Red Cross) should be given the benefit of protection to its various identifiers, designations and/or acronyms as intended by the policy changes proposed for implementation in the said updated consensus policy. This includes the proposed action to recognize changes to the official names of the Red Cross Society entities, including component names, in Eswatini and Macedonia, respectively, an action we view as necessary.

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report
The ALAC finds the report to include very useful information that should be used to guide the development of relevant policies, and appreciates the team's effort and supports the provided recommendations. 

The ALAC highlights the importance of the recommendations related to the accuracy of data, and it strongly advises its acceptance by the ICANN Board. In light of the GDPR, the ALAC noted the importance of several other recommendations in the WHOIS Report​ encouraging a more proactive position of contractual compliance, especially in regards to DNS Abuse, as well as the team's findings with regard to law enforcement needs.

DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets
The ALAC noted that the proposed PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets are aligned with the ICANN Strategic Plan, and are also very similar to previous years' budgets. An adjustment in the PTI budget is noticeable, including adjustments in salaries, services and other administrative cross-charges from ICANN to PTI or IANA.

However, the ALAC pointed out that a change is in process in the Governance of the Root Server System, these changes are not reflected in the proposed PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets. The ALAC asked several exploratory questions in their response.

In additional, informal ALAC feedback was given regarding:

Public Comment for Decision 

Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement 14 February 2020

Current Statements (ALAC Advice, Comment or Correspondence)

Public Comment Name

Public Comment Close



Potential ALAC Advice to ICANN Board

See Google Doc for ALAC Advice on ISOC/PIR Issue (Jan 2020)






As per 06 January Single Issue Call AI, a drafting team formed before assigning penholder(s):

Laurin Weissinger

Abdulkarim Ayopo Oloyede

Proposed Dates for ICANN Public Meetings 2024-2028 and Revised Dates in 2022



Proposed Final Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross Community Working Group





Marita Moll (contributing to Multistakeholder portion of the Public Comment)

5.  Post ATLAS III/2020 At-Large Activities - Review and Development of Recommendations for the ALAC - Maureen Hilyard and Leads (25 minutes)

  See: Post-ATLAS III Activities

ActivityLeadCurrent StatusRecommendations for the ALAC
Post-ATLAS III ReportingEduardo Diaz

Policy InvolvementJonathan Zuck

Capacity BuildingJoanna Kulesza

Outreach and Engagement Daniel Nanghaka

CommunicationsMaureen Hilyard

6. ALS Mobilization - Update and Next Steps - Alan Greenberg (7 minutes)

See: ALS Mobilization Working Party

7. FY21 Additional Budget Requests - Review of Initial Requests and Next Steps - Maureen Hilyard  and Heidi Ullrich (5 minutes)

    a. At-Large FY21 Budget Development Workspace 

8. SOAC Chairs F2F Meeting - Maureen Hilyard (5 minutes)

    a. Aims and Objectives

    b. ICANN's Flexibility Fund and At-Large Proposals

9. Items for the January ALAC Meeting - Maureen Hilyard (2 minutes)

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

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