|Vote Open||Vote Close||Date of Submission||Staff Contact and Email||Statement Number|
|08.07.2015||COMMENT||25.06.2015||08.07.2015 20:59 UTC||TBC||TBC||TBC|
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
Two version of the DRAFT Comments on this matter are presented here using the Public Comment Tool Template provided for our use: 1) a FULL version inclusive of all provided text and our proposed comments for each question posed, and 2) a SNIPPED version (which it is proposed to actually lodge) that has much of the template text snipped leaving the comments made as the predominant content. Both are also provided in both PDF and Word formats.
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 continuing 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 extension 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 At-Large.
That input will provide a clearer framework in which an independent examiner can be selected.