Sub-group Members:  Amal Al-Saqqaf, Avri Doria, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Dalila Rahmouni, Finn Petersen, Fiona Asonga, Herb Waye, Judith Hellerstein, Julie Hammer, Lito Ibarra, Marie-Noemie Marques, Rafik Dammak, Renata Aquino Ribeiro, Sebastien Bachollet, Tijani Ben Jemaa

Observers/Guests:  Taylor R.W. Bentley

Staff:  Bernard Turcotte, Brenda Brewer, Meghan Healy, Sara Caplis


Interpretation Stats:

  • FR = 2
  • ES = 0

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Review of Staff Summary of Comments
  3. AOB

Raw Captioning Notes

Disclaimer: This rough edit transcript, which may contain missing, misspelled or paraphrased words, is only provided for your immediate review and is not certified as verbatim and is not to be cited in any way. 


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Action Items:

  • FA-RD – Prepare a document on the options for oversight, including the office of diversity, and distribute to the list prior to the next call.
  • Staff – rearrange list of elements of comments to bring those dealing with sub-group recommendations to the top of the list.


  • Members should read all comments prior to next call and post their views on oversight to the list.

Next Meetings:

  • Thursday 25 January 2018 13:00 UTC
  • Thursday 1 February 2018 13:00 UTC
  • Thursday 8 February 2018 13:00 UTC
  • Thursday 15 February 2018 13:00 UTC

Documents Presented:

Chat Transcript:

 Brenda Brewer: (1/18/2018 06:29) Good day all!  Welcome to WS2 Diversity Subgroup Meeting #31 on 18 January 2018 @ 13:00 UTC.

  Fiona Asonga: (06:53) Hallo All! Hapy New Year

  Brenda Brewer: (06:56) Yes, Fiona we hear you!

  Herb Waye Ombuds: (06:59) Greetings all... I can only hang around for 25 minutes,  am attending training all week :-)

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (06:59) hello all

  Fiona Asonga: (07:00) Thanks Herb we will try make the most of the time we have

  Dalila RAHMOUNI: (07:03) Hello

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:24) exact wording???

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:25) good grief!  a former letter

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:25) staff copied given the response stated they supported that position

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:25) pro former

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada): (07:25) Exact comments for Jorge and Sebasiten were "I support the comments made by Ghislain De Salins."

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:25) correct

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada): (07:25) in addition to their other poinys

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:26) thanks for clarification

  judith hellerstein: (07:26) @captioner, This comment is from SSAC and not ALAC

  Fiona Asonga: (07:26) I said SSAC

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada): (07:27) I would not consider this a complete 'disagreement' as they seem to be suggesting a compromise

  Herb Waye Ombuds: (07:28) I must drop out now... if there are any issues that arise that I can help with please send me an email. Regards all...

  Fiona Asonga: (07:29) Thanks Herb

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:29) bye Herb

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:33) all please mute if not speaking

  judith hellerstein: (07:33) Hi Cheryl, not much echo on my line but we do have noise on your line

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:33) working on the echo

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:34) time check - 25 minutes left in call

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:36) useful analysis Julie...  thank you

  Renata Aquino Ribeiro: (07:37) (Hi apologies my audio is not working)

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:37) both or just the mike

  Renata Aquino Ribeiro: (07:37) I'd note that NCSG did not comment in office of diversity but commented on one of the recommendations that ICANN can hire external help if necessary

  Renata Aquino Ribeiro: (07:38) just mic bernard but problem is over here, don't worry, I'll go on on chat

  Renata Aquino Ribeiro: (07:38) thanks

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:38) k

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:39) a very good point as well Julie,  and I sadly also know of several "Offices of...."  whose work has little effect on strategies or outcomes

  Dalila RAHMOUNI: (07:39) please I raise my hand too

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:40) echo again

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:40) We see your hand Dalila

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:40) you are next

  Renata Aquino Ribeiro: (07:40) +1

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:41) taylor hand?

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:41) yes

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada): (07:41) Thanks Bernie

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:45) time check - 15 minutes left in call

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:54) will rearrange the document

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:55) all good here - will post revised documents later today

  Cheryl Langdon-Orr (CLO): (07:56) bye 👋 for now then...

  Dalila RAHMOUNI: (07:56) Thank you!

  Lito Ibarra: (07:56) Thanks. Bye

  Taylor R.W. Bentley (Canada): (07:56) thanks everyone, bye

  Renata Aquino Ribeiro: (07:56) Thank you bye

  Rafik: (07:56) bye all

  Bernard Turcotte - ICANN: (07:56) bye all

  avri doria: (07:56) bye

  Fiona Asonga: (07:56) Thanks and bye

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