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FINAL VERSION TO BE SUBMITTED IF RATIFIED
The final version to be submitted, if the draft is ratified, will be placed here by upon completion of the vote.
FINAL DRAFT VERSION TO BE VOTED UPON BY THE ALAC
The final draft version to be voted upon by the ALAC will be placed here before the vote is to begin.
FIRST DRAFT SUBMITTED
These comments are confined to the organisational review of At-Large, as called for Article IV, Section 4 of the Bylaws, specifically looking at whether ALAC has a continu9ing purpose in the ICANN structure and if so, whether any change in structure of operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness.
While this is the second review of At-Large, it is the first opportunity to review the RALO and AT Large Structures, which were not in place at the time of the first review, and it is now timely to review.
Given the very heavy demands that have been placed on the time of ALAC volunteers in responding to the transition of the stewardship of the IANA function to ICANN, the extention of time of this review is very welcome. The extended timeframe will allow a period for self assessment of key ALAC players, as well as participation of all the RALOs in identifying questions that should be part of the review, and key individuals whose insights and experience will be critical to the review. It will also allow time to assess the effectiveness of recommendations coming out of A-Large1.
That input will provide a clearer framework in which an independent examiner can be selected.