ALAC Monthly Teleconference

Meeting Number: AL.ALAC/CC.0211/1

Date: Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Time: 1400 - 1530 UTC

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Interpretation Available: Yes (EN, FR, ES - Simultaneous)

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ALAC Participants: Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Gareth Shearman, Sylvia Herlein Leite, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Jean-Jacques Subrenat, Marc Rotenberg, Sandra Hoferichter, Evan Leibovitch, Edmon Chung,

Liaisons/Guests: Sebastien Bachollet, Alan Greenberg, Ron Sherwood, Hong Xue, Dev Anand Teelucksingh

Apologies: Dave Kissoondoyal, Sergio Salinas Porto, James Seng, Fatimata Seye Sylla (non ALAC)

Absent: Mohamed El Bashir, Carlton Samuels

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Seth Greene, Matthias Langenegger

Interpreters: (FR) & (ES)

Action Items:EN, FR, ES

Adopted Motions: EN, FR, ES

Transcription: EN, FR, ES

Recording: EN, FR, ES


Documents (EN):

Summary Minutes: EN

A G E N D A - Draft

I. Standing Agenda Items

1. Adoption of the Agenda – Call for Any Other Business or Other amendments (2 mins) - Olivier

2. Roll Call Apologies from Members, if any (1 min) - Staff

3. Review of the Action Items from the ALAC Meeting of 22 January 2011 (5 mins) - Olivier

4. Review of Current ALS Applications (3 mins) - Matthias

ALS Tracking document

a. Status of vote on ALS Applications

i. Cook Island Internet Action Group: 146 - Cook Islands Internet Action Group.pdf\

ii. Binary Egypt (139)

b. Update on ALS applications

i. Forum des Cadres Scientifiques pour le Développement (FORCAS): 143 - FORCAS (Forum des Cadres Scientifiques pour le Développement) (2).pdf

ii. European Media Platform: 148 - European Media Platform - EN.pdf

5. Reports (4 minutes)

Click here for the At-Large Working Group, RALO and Liaisons Reports page

Note: There will be no discussion of reports during the meeting; these links are by way of information only. Any WG or RALO Chair or Liaison  who wishes a discussion to take place on an item related to their brief, or has an item for which a decision is required, is to use this wiki to edit the sections under Items for Decision, or Items for Discussion, as relevant, in advance of the meeting,or raise an item for Any Other Business at the START of the meeting, BEFORE adoption of the agenda

II. New Business

Items for Decision

6. Review and Revise Timelines on the Policy Advice Development Calendar (10 mins) - Carlton and Olivier

Click here for all currently open public consultations.

The following currently open public consultations have been scheduled for comment by the ALAC.

The following currently open public consultations have not yet been discussed whether or not the ALAC wishes to prepare a statement on them:

7. Proposed Bylaw Amendments as requested by At-Large Improvements WT A (10 mins) - Olivier


As part of the ALAC/At-Large Improvements project, WT A has been working with ICANN Legal on two revisions to the ICANN Bylaws, both in section XI.2.4.  These amendments come out of the Final Report of the ALAC Review Working Group on ALAC Improvements (9 June 2009). 

The goal of these proposed revisions can be summarized as follows:

The section of the ICANN Bylaws that deals with the ALAC should be changed to reflect its continuing purpose in the ICANN structure.  This continuing purpose has four key elements:

   -  Providing advice on policy;

   -  Providing input into ICANN operations and structure;

   -  As part of ICANN’s accountability mechanisms; and

   -  As an organizing mechanism for some of ICANN’s outreach.

For review

WT A's Proposed ICANN Bylaw Changes for ALAC Approval

The proposed process and timetable

It is being requested that during the ICANN March Meeting in Silicon Valley in San Francisco:

   -  The SIC consider recommending that the Board approve the opening of a public comment period on these proposed revisions; and

   -  The Board act on this recommendation.

The proposed implementation timetable, developed by ICANN Legal, for these revisions culminates in their being considered for approval by the Board during the ICANN Meeting of June 2011.  For that to be possible, the Board would need to approve the opening of the public comment period on the draft revisions during the ICANN Meeting in March 2011.


Does the ALAC approve the submission of Bylaws Amendments for consideration by the SIC to be opened for public comment?

Items For Discussion

8. Brief Reports from At-Large Improvements Work Teams (15-20 min) - WT Chairs

During the Wrap-Up Session in Cartagena, it was decided that the At-Large Improvements Work Team would present their updates during an ALAC meeting.

9. GAC-Board Meeting - Discussion of ALAC positions (15 mins) - Olivier

For Reference: GAC-Board Topics to be discussed and At-Large Positions

10. Applicant Guidebook Alternative Text (AGAT) Working Group -  Update (10 mins) - Evan

For Reference: At-Large AGAT Workspace

11.  Defining Consumer Choice, Competition and Innovation - Next Steps (10 mins) - Olivier

For Reference:  Board Resolution on Consumer Choice, Competition and Innovation

12. ICANN Meeting 40 in San Francisco - Tentative At-Large Meetings Schedule (10 mins) - Olivier and Staff

a. Click here for the draft At-Large Meetings Schedule for the Silicon Valley Meeting in San Francisco

Does the ALAC have any comments on the agendas?

b. Tentative Stanford Town Hall

13. Any Other Business - (5 mins) Olivier

a. The ccNSO seeks 4 ALAC volunteers for new Study Group on the use of names for countries and territories

The Study Group's goal is to provide the ccNSO Council, ccTLD community and other interested stakeholders, including the GAC and GNSO Council, an overview of the scope and issues associated with the use of Country and Territory names as TLD strings and the scope and impact of alternative action paths on IDN ccTLD and new gTLD processes.

The statement of purpose for the study group can be found at


Items For Decision

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