Questions to the ALAC from the Board:
What will be your main priorities in 2019?
How should ICANN's multisatkeholder model of governance and Policy Development Process evolve to balance the increasing need for inclusivity, accountability and transparency, with the imperative of getting our work done and our policies developed in a more effective and timely manner, and with the efficient utilization of ICANN’s resources?
The community in investing much time and effort in developing procedures for additional gTLD rounds.
Is it evident that the benefits incurred from the first round were worth the effort expended, and that there are sufficient benefits from going forward to justify additional rounds.
It is understood that there may be a pent-up demand for .brand TLDs and perhaps .geonames. But opening a round for them would be trivial compared to the exercise we are embarked on now.
As a follow-on, the decision of whether or how to release new gTLDs must factor in a financial analysis. It is pretty clear that the new TLDs are not the massive operational revenue source that it was originally imagined. There is still a general beleive that thr program should be cost-recovery and not contribute to operational funds.
Is this sustainable?