Date: Monday, 18 February 2019

Time: 23:00 UTC (for the time in various timezones click here)

Meeting Number: AL.LAC/MT.0218/1

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English Conference ID = 1638

Spanish Conference ID = 1738

French Conference ID = 1838

Portuguese Conference ID = 5393

Adobe Connect Room:

Action Items:   EN & ES          

Recording: EN, ES, PTFR

AC Chat Transcript:   EN/ES

Transcription: EN, ESPTFR


ES: Sergio Salinas Porto, Harold Arcos, Mónica Trochez, Raitme Citteri, Adrian Carballo, Carlos Leal - Ni, Lilian Ivette de Luque, Antonio Medina Gomez, Maritza Aguero, Litto Ibara, Alberto Soto, Rodrigo Saucedo, Fernando Velazquez, Aida Noblia, Gilberto Lara, Humberto Carrasco, León Sanchez, Alexis Anteliz, Cristian Casas, Anahí Menéndez, Vrikson Acosta, Cala Hub Ozone, Rudi Daniel, Flavio Wagner, Salvador Camacho Hernandez, Sylvia Herlein Leite, Alejandro Pisanty, Alfredo Lopez

EN: Dev Anand Teelucksingh

FR:  None

PT: None

Apologies: Maureen Hilyard, Ricardo Holmquist, Bartlett Morgan, Vanda Scartezini

Staff: Silvia Vivanco, Gisella Gruber, Rodrigo Saucedo, Daniel Fink, Marika Konings


ES: Veronica and Sabrina

PT: Bettina and Esperanza

FR: Aruelie and Jacques

Call Management: Gisella Gruber


  1. Roll Call - Staff (2 minutos)
  2. Bienvenida -  Sergio Salinas (1 minuto)
  3. Aprobación de la Agenda -  Harold Arcos (2 minutos)
  4. Comentarios ALAC Member - Humberto Carrasco (10 minutos)
  5. Reporte herramienta de Traducción + ICANN Stakeholder Tool - Dev Anand  (10 minutos)
  6. LACRALO Estrategia de Relacionamiento y Compromiso FY-19  (Harold 6 minutos)
  7. Otros Temas de Interés - AOB (5 minutos)
  8. WEBINAR:  EPDP - Marika Konings VP, Policy Development Support – GNSO (45 minutos)
  9. Webinar GSE - Encuesta de Evaluación Staff (5 minutos)

Por favor, consulte las actualizaciones de comentarios de políticas a continuación.


  1. Roll Call - Staff (2 minutes)
  2. Welcome - Sergio Salinas (1 minute)
  3. Agenda Approval - Harold Arcos (2 minutes).
  4. Comments ALAC Member - Humberto Carrasco (10 minutes)
  5. Report TransBot + ICANN Stakeholder Tool - Dev Anand  (10 minutes)
  6. LACRALO Outreach and Engagement Strategy  FY-19  (Harold 6 minutes)
  7. Any Other Businnes - AOB (5 minutes)
  8. WEBINAR:  EPDP - Marika Konings VP, Policy Development Support – GNSO (45 minutes)
  9. Webinar GSE Survey - Staff (5 mins)


Asısta a la llamada del Grupo de Trabajo de At-Large de Politicas Consolidadas (CPWG), todos los miércoles con interpretación en ES.

At-Large Policy Resources

2019 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice
At-Large Policy Summary
At-Large Executive Summary page
Multistakeholder Advice Development graphic

EPDP Resources

Web Page of EPDP
EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data 
Keep Up with EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
EPDP Background Documents

Recientemente Ratificados por el ALAC

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.

Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level - Supplemental Initial Report of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process
The ALAC notes that there has yet to be a discussion about whether any new  gTLDs are needed. In case of an expansion, first and foremost, (1) strings with geographic connotations should not present harm (eg. risk for confusion) to end-users and (2) end-users, as residents of a given geographic entity, should have a say, through their governments or public authorities, in how its name is used. The ALAC prefers preventative protection mechanisms for country, territory, sub-national place and capital names. In the case of non-capital city names, there is a balanced support within the ALAC  for either (1) requiring support or a non-objection letter from the relevant authority only if the applicant intends to use the TLD primarily for purposes associated with the city or (2) requiring support or a non-objection letter in any case. As to the 2012 AGB, ALAC thinks that its final version generally worked well and supports, in general, its treatment of geographic names.

Comentarios Publicos para decision


Declaracion actual (Consejo del ALAC, Comentario o Correspondencia)

Nombre del Comentario Publico

Cierre del Comentario Publico



Updated Operating Standards for Specific Reviews



First Consultation on a 2-Year Planning Process



Initial Report on CSC Effectiveness



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