ALAC  Teleconference

Meeting Number: AL.ALAC/CC.0226/1

Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019                                    

Time: 08:00 - 10:00 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 (absent), Seun Ojedeji (absent), Tijani Ben Jemaa 

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

EUR: Bastiaan Goslings, Joanna Kulesza (absent), Sébastien Bachollet (absent)

LAC: Bartlett Morgan, Humberto Carrasco (absent), Ricardo Holmquist 

NA: Javier Rúa-Jovet, John Laprise (absent), Marita Moll (apology)

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


EN: Maureen Hilyard, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Daniel Nanghaka, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Remmy Nweke, Barrack Otieno, Beran Dondeh, Andrei Kolesnikov, Bram Fudzulani, Mohamed El Bachir, Jonathan Zuck, Amrita Chouhurry, Leah Symekher, Hanan Khatib, Justine Chew, Vanda Scartezini, Satish Babu, Priyatosh Jana, Chokri Ben Romdhane, Pastor Peters, Abdulkarim Oloyede, Bartlett Morgan, Bastiaan Goslings, Ricardo Holmquist, Javier Rúa-Jovet, Yrjö Lansipuro

ES: Alberto Soto

FR:  Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong, Ibtissam Kaifouf

RU: None

Apologies: Marita Moll , Kan Kaili, Gabriel Bombambo Boseko, Holly Raiche, Alan Greenberg, Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Gisella Gruber, Evin Erdoğdu, Yeşim Nazlar


ES: Paula & David

FR: Aurélie

RU: Maya & Yuliya

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


Standing Agenda Items

1. Roll Call and Apologies and Confirmation of Quorum– 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)

3. ALAC Policy Development Activities - Evin Erdoğdu, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Jonathan Zuck (20 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

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.

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.

ICANN Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021 – 2025
The ALAC stressed the importance of ICANN’s role in the multistakeholder model of Internet Governance (including 6 recommendations to improve its effectiveness), suggested a rebalancing of representation on the ICANN Board to enhance the Internet end user perspective, and noted that more fulsome cost/benefit analyses of programs like the gTLD expansion should be available in order predict the future impact on total resources. The ALAC also commented on strengthening the security of the Domain Name System (DNS) and the DNS Root Server System, evolving the unique identifier systems to continue to serve the needs of the global Internet user base, addressing geopolitical issues impacting ICANN’s mission to ensure a single and globally interoperable Internet, and ensuring ICANN’s long-term financial sustainability.

2nd Comment: ICANN Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
The ALAC Chair determined to submit an additional ALAC statement on this public comment, in accordance with new rules regarding FY20 Additional Budget Requests (ABRs). As ABRs are no longer intended to request travel support to ICANN meetings, the ALAC decided to submit an additional comment to the FY20 Budget public comment, requesting two travel slots to support the attendance of active At-Large policy/outreach leaders in At-Large work session activities at ICANN meetings.

1st Comment: ICANN Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
Of principle concern to the ALAC/At-Large is their ability to achieve the objectives of the At-Large Review Implementation Plan. The comments in the statement relate to particular portfolio or project areas and incorporate specific At-Large concerns, namely: language services, raising stakeholder awareness of ICANN worldwide, engage stakeholders regionally, support policy development, policy related and advisory activities, reinforce stakeholder effectiveness, collaboration and communication capabilities, coordination of ICANN participation in Internet Governance, supporting organizational reviews, and supporting stakeholder participation.

In addition, the ALAC submitted a statement regarding the EPDP Final Reportwhich was not a formal ICANN public comment.

Public Comment for Decision

Proposal for Hebrew Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules  

Current Statements (ALAC Advice, Comment or Correspondence)


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

For Information:  ALS application tracking page and Individual Members page

ALS Snapshot



Countries & Territories



















ALS Application Status

Certified (2)

Red de Desarrollo Sostenible - Honduras - LACRALO

Colegio de Ingerieros y Agrimensores de Puerto Rico - NARALO


Reference: Decertification Wikispace


Note: AFRALO recently ratified their AFRALO Decertification Rules.

Vote None
Awaiting advice (4)

#298 The Internet Society India Mumbai Chapter - APRALO (awaiting regional feedback), #294 BIKLAB - LACRALO (awaiting regional feedback), #292 Asociacion Civil Para la Investigacion Social y Tecnica de Internet (AGEIA España) - EURALO (to confirm status), #282 Association pour le Développement des Sociétés de l'Information au Tchad (ADESIT) - AFRALO (awaiting regional feedback)

Due diligence (5)#300 Association pour la promotion des femmes par les TIC - AFRALO, #299 China Internet Development Foundation - APRALO, #295 Fondation Femme TIC et Développement Durable - AFRALO (awaiting applicant feedback), #293 ACSIS COTE D'IVOIRE - AFRALO (awaiting applicant feedback), #288 Liberia Information Technology students Union - AFRALO (awaiting applicant feedback) 
On hold (4)#297 The Bear Foundation - NARALO (TBC Withdrawn), #270 BSDCongo - AFRALO, #267 Surabhi Softwares, #112 Arab Regional ISPs & DSPs Association (ARISPA) - APRALO 

Individual Snapshot






















Recently certified: 1 - AFRALO, 1 - EURALO, 1 - NARALO

Applications: 4 - AFRALO, 1 - APRALO


  • An end of year ALS Contact Update is ongoing.

  • AFRALO Observers will be requested to formally join as Individual members.

  • AFRALO and LACRALO Orientation Calls to be scheduled. Reference: RALO ALS and Individual Orientation Calls: NARALO 06 September 2017APRALO 19 June 2017.

5.  Reports and Discussion with At-Large Plus Leaders – Introduced by Maureen Hilyard  (10 minutes)

a. Liaisons: ccNSO; GAC, GNSO and SSAC

b. WGs: CPWG and Sub-Committee on Outreach and Engagement, FBSC


See: At-Large Reports 

See: At-Large Governance

For Discussion

6.   EPDP Update - Alan Greenberg and Hadia Abdelsalam Mokhtar EL miniawi (10 minutes)

7.  Update and Discussion with Leon Sanchez, Board Director Selected by At-Large (10 minutes)

8.  Final Review of At-Large ICANN64 Meeting Schedule - Maureen Hilyard and Gisella Gruber (30 minutes)

See: At-Large at ICANN64 Workspace

a. ICANN64 - Kobe Meeting - March 2019 - Main Workspace, including daily schedule of At-Large meetings

b. Questions for People and Groups (see: At-Large Questions for ICANN64)- Maureen

c. Review of ALAC/At-Large Talking Points - Jonathan

d. Networking and Outreach Activities - Gisella/Heidi

See: At-Large ICANN64 Booth Sign-up Sheet

9.  Next Steps on ARIWG Implementation Plan - Maureen Hilyard and Cheryl Langdon-Orr (5 minutes)

        See: At-Large Review Detailed Implementation Plan

        See: At-Large Review Implementation Plan Development

10. Next Steps on ATLAS III - Maureen Hilyard, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Eduardo Diaz (10 minutes)

        See: At-Large Summit III Home

11. Any Other Business - Maureen Hilyard (5 minutes)

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