ALAC August Teleconference

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

Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018                                    

Time: 04:00 - 06:00 UTC (For the time in various timezones click here)

Adobe Connect Meeting Room:

Interpretation Available: Yes ( RU, ES & FR  - Simultaneous)

How can I participate in this meeting? English Conference ID = 1638

¿Cómo se puede participar en la teleconferencia? Spanish Conference ID = 1738

Comment participer a cette teleconference?  French Conference ID = 1838

Russian Conference ID =  2138


AF: Hadia Elminiawi (apology), Seun Ojedeji, Tijani Ben Jemaa

AP: Holly Raiche (apology), Kaili Kan (apology), Maureen Hilyard

EUR: Andrei Kolesnikov, Bastiaan Goslings (absent), Sébastien Bachollet 

LAC: Alberto Soto, Bartlett Morgan (apology), Ricardo Holmquist

NA: Alan Greenberg,  Javier Rúa-Jovet (apology), John Laprise (apology) 

Liaisons: Andrei Kolesnikov (SSAC), Barrack Otieno (ccNSO), Cheryl Langdon-Orr (GNSO), Yrjö Lansipuro (GAC)


EN: Alan Greenberg, Seun Ojedeji, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Maureen Hilyard, Andrei Kolesnikov, Sébastien Bachollet, Alberto Soto, Ricardo Holmquist, Barrack Otieno, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Yrjö Lansipuro, Olivier Crépin- Leblond, Daniel Nanghaka, Barrack Otieno, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Maureen Hilyard, Sarah Kiden, Lianna Galstyan, Glenn McKnight, Eve Edelson, Leon Sanchez, Satish Babu, Justine Chew, Judith Hellerstein, Amrita Choudhury, Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong, Maheeshwara Kirindigoda, Aris Ignacio, Otunte Otueneh, Gnanajeyaraman Rajaram, Nkem Nweke

ES: Harold Arcos, Alberto Soto

FR: Gabriel Bombambo

RU: None

Apologies: Adrian Schmidt, Kaili Kan, Holly Raiche, Joanna Kulesza, Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Leon Sanchez (tentative), Javier Rua-Jovet, Vanda Scartezini, Bartlett Morgan, Maritza Aguero, Dev Anand Teelucksingh, Andrea Glandon (staff), Claudia Ruiz (staff), Jonathan Zuck, Remmy Nweke, Marita Moll, Leah Symekher, Hadia Elminiawi

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Gisella Gruber, Evin Erdoğdu, Siranush Vardanyan, Yeşim Nazlar


FR: Claire & Isabelle

ES: Claudia & Marina

RU: Ekaterina & Galina

Call Management: Yeşim Nazlar

Action Items: EN

Adopted Motions: EN

Decisions: EN

Recording: EN, ES, FR, RU

Transcript: EN, ES, FR, RU

AC Chat: EN

A G E N D A:   

Standing Agenda Items

1. Roll call and apologies – Staff (5 minutes)

2. Adoption of agenda; call for Any Other Business or other amendments – Alan Greenberg (2 minutes)

3. Review of outstanding Action Items from ALAC Meeting of 24 July 2018requiring ALAC involvement - Heidi Ullrich (0 minutes)

4. ALAC Policy Development Activities - Evin Erdoğdu 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  Internal Deadline:  
Penholder(s): Gregory Shatan

Comment IPC/BC Accreditation & Access Model for Non-Public Data v1.7 Internal Deadline:   Note: Not a formal ICANN public comment.
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): Fatimata Seye Sylla(TBC)

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


    • 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

5.  Review of current ALS and Individual Member applications – Evin Erdoğdu (3 minutes)  

For Information:  ALS application tracking page and Individual Members page

ALS Snapshot



Countries & Territories



















  1. Total number of ALSes: 230 (in 102 countries)
  2. Recently certified ALSes: #287 Cyber Peace Foundation - APRALO
  3. Recently decertified ALSes: Knujon - NARALO Reference: Decertification Wikispace
  4. Applications currently being voted on: None
  5. Applications pending: See At-Large Structure Applications and Certification Process
  6. Regional advice awaited for: #289 Internet Society St. Vincent and the Grenadines Chapter - LACRALO, #282 Association pour le Développement des Sociétés de l'Information au Tchad (ADESIT) - AFRALO
  7. Staff processing due diligence for: (ALS) #293 ACSIS COTE D'IVOIRE - AFRALO, #292 Asociación Grupo de Estudio e Investigación Académica en Derecho, Economía y Negocios en la Sociedad de la Información (AGEIA España) - EURALO, #291 Red de Desarrollo Sostenible - Honduras - LACRALO, #290 Alternatives Inc. - NARALO (awaiting applicant feedback), #288 Liberia Information Technology students Union - AFRALO (awaiting applicant feedback)#285 Internet Governance Talks - LACRALO (awaiting applicant feedback)

  8. Applications on hold: #270 BSDCongo - AFRALO, #267 Surabhi Softwares, #112 Arab Regional ISPs & DSPs Association (ARISPA) - APRALO

Individual Snapshot






















*Observers may be requested to formally join as Individuals.

  1. Total number of Individuals: 85 (plus 8 observers)
  2. Recently certified Individuals: None - please note increase in Individuals due to a EURALO Individual Users Association Board update.
  3. Applications (Individual): 2 (NARALO, APRALO)


  1. LACRALO Orientation Call to be scheduled.
    Reference: RALO ALS and Individual Orientation Calls: Next RALO TBD - NARALO 06 September 2017APRALO 19 June 2017

6.  Reports – Alan Greenberg (10 minutes)

See: At-Large Reports from WGs 

See:  wiki page (now including CSC Liaison Report page)

See: ALAC Monthly Reports wiki page

Note:  Usually, little discussion of these reports is scheduled for this meeting. Short comments calling attention to important issues are welcome. Any WG or RALO Chair/Liaison seeking

For Discussion/Decision

7.  NomCom Delegate from Europe - Alan Greenberg (15 minutes)

For Discussion

8. Update and Discussion with León Sanchez, Board Director Selected by At-Large (15 minutes)

9. At-Large Review Implementation - Upcoming Activities - Maureen Hilyard and Cheryl Langdon-Orr (10 minutes)

See: ALAC At-Large Review Implementation Working Group (ARIWG)

10. RDS-WHOIS2 Review and SSR2 Review - Alan Greenberg (10 minutes)

11. EPDP - Next Steps - Alan Greenberg (5 minutes)

12. At-Large at ICANN 63 - Alan Greeberg and Gisella Gruber (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

13. Any Other Business - Alan Greenberg (5 minutes)

14. Possible In Camera Personnel discussion - Alan Greenberg (15 minutes)

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