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ObjectiveA. Objectives/Terms of Reference

The working group will consider the following aspects related to membership:1.

  1. Examine the existing provisions in our Rules of Procedure, and suggest new provisions or modifications to existing provisions relating to the obligations and responsibilities of individual members.


  1. Clearly stipulate the roles and responsibilities of the elected individual member representative and his/her relations vis-à-vis the APRALO Leadership Team


  1. Design a Code of Conduct document laying out expected standards of behavior and other related matters, which is intended to be shared with every newcomer to our community.
  2. The WG will make sure that all changes to the ROPs are consistent with the At-Large Review recommendations.

B. Additional Points that may need to be addressed

Some issues that may need to be clarified (tentative, there may be more)

  1. Unaffiliated Individual Member criteria
    1. Says the applicant should not be a member of an existing ALS: is this valid?
    2. Enforcing the above criteria: trust the initial affidavit or "trust but verify". How about ongoing verification?
  2. Role of UIM Representative
    1. Is he/she an APRALO LT Member?
    2. What are his/her eligibilities?
    3. Job description/deliverable (such as Periodic updates to the APRALO community)
  3. The Election Process
    1. How to avoid conflicting leadership positions in APRALO and other ICANN positions
    2. Process of Nominations and Elections (for instance, should we forbid expression of support from the community on the list?)
  4. Membership type
    1. Need for an Associate Member category? (The recent case of China Internet Development Foundation)
  5. Membership status
    1. Affirming the current types of association
      1. ALS Representative
      2. Member of an APRALO ALS
      3. Unaffiliated Individual Member
      4. Subscriber of apac-discuss mailing list
    2. Periodic purge of apac-discuss list?
    3. Term of appointment for Individual members?
    4. Deregistration of ALSes
    5. Any ALAC-level decisions on membership post-ATLAS III
  6. Code of Conduct
    1. Updating Expected Standards of Behaviour/Code of Conduct
    2. An APRALO Starter Pack?

C. Timeline 

  • The drafting team will obtain a clearance from ICANN legal department
  •  The process of adoption of the new rules will include approval by APRALO membership.
  • Timeline - Target  - Six months (until Feb 2020)

Mailing list:

Next Call: 22 October 2019

Previous Call: 17 September 2019

Satish Babu
Ali Al Meshal
Fouad Bajwa
Nadira Alaraj
Nitin Walia 
Cheryl Langdon-Orr
Lianna Galstyan
Shreedeep Rayamajhi
Amrita Choudhury
Hanan Khatib
Jay Paudyal
Naveed Bin Rais
Farha Diba
Syuzan Marukhyan
Mahee Bandara
Priyatosh Jana
Shaila Sharmin
Mohammad Kawsar Uddin
Maureen Hilyard
Amal Ramzi Al-saqqaf

Review of RoP Provisions relating to Unaffiliated Individual Membership

Review of the remaining RoP Provisions