2011-10-28 - At-Large Review Implementation Interim Report

Summary

Board acknowledges receipt of ALAC-At Large Improvements Project Milestone Report and recognizes substantial work done by ALAC and At-Large community towards implementing its recommendations.

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Whereas, on 26 June 2009, the Board resolved to direct ICANN Staff to assist the At-Large community in developing a proposed implementation plan and timeline for the recommendations in the ALAC Review Final Report [PDF, 270 KB] (except for the recommendation to provide At-Large with voting seats) and to submit these to the Structural Improvements Committee (SIC) for review and Board approval. (Resolution 2009.06.26.12.)

Whereas, at its 19 June 2010 meeting, the SIC acknowledged receipt from Staff and the At-Large community of an implementation plan, with timeline, "ALAC/At-Large Improvements Implementation Project Plan" [PDF, 399 KB], dated 7 June 2010, and resolved to recommend it to the ICANN Board for consideration.

Whereas, at its 25 June 2010 Meeting, the Board directed ICANN's President and CEO to provide the Board with a summary [PDF, 579 KB] of the "ALAC/At-Large Improvements Implementation Project Plan" dated 7 June 2010, for consideration at the next Board meeting, if practicable. (Resolution 2010.06.25.10.)

Whereas, at its 5 August 2010 Meeting, the Board approved the ALAC/At-Large Improvements Project Plan and directed ICANN's President and CEO to take action according to the ALAC/At-Large Improvements Implementation Project Plan and report back on the progress at the 2010 Annual General Meeting. (Resolution 2010.08.05.12.)

Whereas, on 10 December 2010, during ICANN's 2010 Annual General Meeting, the Chair of the ALAC provided an update on the ALAC/At-Large Improvements Implementation Project Plan in her Chair's Report, prepared in collaboration with Staff.

Whereas, at its 23 October 2011 Meeting, the SIC acknowledged receipt from staff of the ALAC/At-Large Improvements Project Milestone Report [PDF, 532 KB], dated 9 October 2011, and resolved to transmit this report to the ICANN Board.

Resolved (2011.10.28.09), the Board acknowledges receipt of the ALAC/At-Large Improvements Project Milestone Report, dated 9 October 2011, which provides an update on the implementation of the recommendations in the ALAC Review Final Report; and the Board recognizes the substantial amount of work done thus far by the ALAC and At-Large community toward implementing these recommendations.

Implementation Actions

  •   None.

Rationale

As the ALAC and the At-Large Community approach the conclusion of the implementation of recommendations arising out of the ALAC Review Working Group Final Report, receiving regular updates documenting the status of the work is helpful to the Board and the community as a whole. The Board notes that additional discussion is required in the Board Structural Improvements Committee to determine what further implementation work is necessary to declare the implementation of the recommendations complete. To that end, the full financial implication of the further recommendations are not yet fully identified, nor are the impacts on ICANN and the other portions of the ICANN community. However, there is no immediate financial or resource impact on ICANN from the receipt of this Report, nor is there any impact on the security, stability or resiliency of the DNS.

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