ALAC  Teleconference

Meeting Number: AL.ALAC/CC.1218/1

Date: Tuesday, 18  December 2018                                    

Time: 16:00 - 18:00 UTC (For the time in various timezones click here)

Adobe Connect Meeting Room:

Interpretation Available: Yes ( RU, ES & FR  - Simultaneous)

How can I participate in this meeting? English Conference ID = 1638

¿Cómo se puede participar en la teleconferencia? Spanish Conference ID = 1738

Comment participer a cette teleconference?  French Conference ID = 1838

Russian Conference ID =  2138


AF: Hadia Elminiawi, Seun Ojedeji, Tijani Ben Jemaa

AP: Holly Raiche (apology), Kaili Kan, Maureen Hilyard

EUR:  Bastiaan Goslings (apology), Joanna Kulesza, Sébastien Bachollet 

LAC: Bartlett Morgan, Humberto Carrasco, Ricardo Holmquist (apology)

NA: Javier Rúa-Jovet, John Laprise, Marita Moll

Liaisons: Andrei Kolesnikov (SSAC) (apology), Barrack Otieno (ccNSO), Cheryl Langdon-Orr (GNSO), Yrjö Lansipuro (GAC)

Dial Out Participants:

EN: Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Tijani Ben Jemaa, Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Maureen Hilyard, Daniel Nanghaka, Sébastien Bachollet, Abdulkarim Ayopo Oloyede, Chibuzor Nicodemus, Daniel Ugonna Ononiwu, 

ES: Harold Arcos, Alexis Anteliz, 

FR: Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong,


Apologies:  Andrei Kolesnikov, Ricardo Holmquist, Holly Raiche, Bastiaan Goslings, Jonathan Zuck

Staff: Heidi Ullrich, Silvia Vivanco, Gisella Gruber, Evin Erdoğdu, Andrea Glandon, Claudia Ruiz, Yeşim Nazlar





Call Management: Yeşim Nazlar

Action Items: EN

Adopted Motions: EN

Decisions: EN

Recording: EN, ES, FR, RU

Transcript: EN, ES, FR, RU

AC Chat: EN

A G E N D A:   

Standing Agenda Items

1. Roll Call and Apologies and Confirmation of Quorum– Staff (3 minutes)

2. Welcome, Aim of the Meeting, Adoption of Agenda and Call for Any Other Business or other Amendments – Maureen Hilyard (2 minutes)

3. ALAC Policy Development Activities - Evin Erdoğdu, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Jonathan Zuck (20 minutes)

See: 2018 ALAC Policy Comments & Advice
See: At-Large Policy Summary

Recently Ratified by the ALAC

Proposed Consensus Policy on Protections for Certain Red Cross and Red Crescent Names in All Generic Top-Level Domains
The ALAC continues to take the position that as a humanitarian organization, and one that has been regularly the target of those seeking to fraudulently attract donations, the Red Cross should be afforded the courtesy of having its various identifiers protected at the second level in gTLD domain names. The ALAC cited its June 2018 statement of support for the Initial Report on the Protections for Certain Red Cross Names in all gTLDs – Policy Amendment Process, and affirmed support for the Reconvened WG's recommendations on proposed amendments. 

Follow-Up to the Joint Statement by ALAC and GAC: Enabling Inclusive, Informed and Meaningful Participation at ICANN (Note: submitted to ICANN Board as ALAC Advice)
In its follow up to the joint statement, the ALAC and GAC agreed in the context of the Information Transparency Initiative (ITI) that clear and up-to-date information (from ICANN) to facilitate quick understanding of relevant issues and high interest topics is key for inclusive, informed and meaningful participation by all stakeholders, including non-experts – as, in the context of the IANA transition process – ICANN was able to offer timely and comprehensible information by breaking down complex issues into understandable components, which allowed interaction within the entire community. The ALAC and the GAC ask from ICANN that the same level of effort be made and the same service be provided to the community concerning information on all other relevant issues.

Draft PTI and IANA FY20 Operating Plan and Budgets
After consultations with the ICANN Finance Department and ALAC Finance and Budget Subcommittee (FBSC), the ALAC submitted comment on (4) sections of the Draft PTI and IANA FY20 Operating Plan and Budgets, including the Executive Summary, PTI Services Financial Overview, PTI Services Overview and PTI Services and Operating Plan.

Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) Final Report & Recommendations
As the principal voice of Internet end users within the ICANN community, the ALAC were interested in the findings and recommendations from the CCT Review, particularly in the areas of Choice and Trust. The ALAC is supportive of all of the recommendations in the Report, including the new ones relating to DNS abuse in New gTLDs. The ALAC reiterated they do not share a sense of urgency when it comes to subsequent procedures, but instead believe the community should address all of the deficiencies in the 2012 program before accepting additional applications. The ALAC commented on additional sections of the Report and Recommendations, including Recommendations 1, 8-10, 11-13, 14-25, 29-31, 32, 33 and 34-35.

Initial Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross-Community Working Group
The ALAC have been following this issue closely, and discussed the issues internally prior to the issuance of the Initial Report. The ALAC discussed each of these mechanisms among the participants and members of the working group, and in their statement commented on Recommendations 1-10, noting it believes strongly that At-Large Structures (ALSes) and Individual members should be able to apply for funds; the proceeds from past auctions were intended for use in capacity building activities enhancing the mission of ICANN and consistent with one of its core principles for an “open and interoperable Internet”, for the benefit of the Internet community.

Draft Final Report of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee Review (SSAC2)
The ALAC is in support of the SSAC’s continued role in the ICANN community as an Advisory Committee. It commented specifically on Recommendations 1-5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16-17, 21-22, 24 and 25 in the Report, noting that the SSAC should, in addition to revising its advice to the Board, also simultaneously attempt to write advice in such a way that non-technical experts in the ICANN community more easily understand them.

Public Comment for Decision

Current Statements (ALAC Advice, Comment or Correspondence)

Public Comment Name

Public Comment Close



Supplemental Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)



Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level - Supplemental Initial Report of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process


4.  Review of current ALS and Individual Member applications – Evin Erdoğdu (5 minutes)  

For Information:  ALS application tracking page and Individual Members page

ALS Snapshot



Countries & Territories



















ALS Application Status



Reference: Decertification Wikispace

None. Note: AFRALO recently ratified their AFRALO Decertification Rules.
Awaiting advice (3)

#292 Asociacion Civil Para la Investigacion Social y Tecnica de Internet (AGEIA España) - EURALO (to confirm status),  #291 Red de Desarrollo Sostenible - Honduras - LACRALO (awaiting regional feedback - Bylaws posted), #282 Association pour le Développement des Sociétés de l'Information au Tchad (ADESIT) - AFRALO (awaiting regional feedback)

Due diligence (4)#295 Fondation Femme TIC et Développement Durable - AFRALO (awaiting applicant feedback), #294 BIKLAB - LACRALO (awaiting applicant feedback), #293 ACSIS COTE D'IVOIRE - AFRALO (awaiting applicant feedback), #288 Liberia Information Technology students Union - AFRALO (awaiting applicant feedback) 
On hold#270 BSDCongo - AFRALO, #267 Surabhi Softwares, #112 Arab Regional ISPs & DSPs Association (ARISPA) - APRALO 

Individual Snapshot






















Recently certified: 2 - AFRALO; Applications: 2 - APRALO. Note: Over 100 Individual Members have been accepted across the 5 RALOs.


5.  Reports and Discussion with At-Large Plus Leaders – Introduced by Maureen Hilyard  (20 minutes)

a. Liaisons: ccNSO; GAC, GNSO and SSAC

b. WGs: CPWG and Sub-Committee on Outreach and Engagement


See: At-Large Reports from WGs 

See: ALAC Monthly Reports wiki page

For Discussion

6.   EPDP - Next Steps - Alan Greenberg and Hadia Abdelsalam Mokhtar EL miniawi (15 minutes)

7.   ATRT3 - Introduction by At-Large Representatives - Sebastien Bachollet, Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Daniel Nanghaka and Vanda Scartezini (10 minutes)

8.   Update and Discussion with Leon Sanchez, Board Director Selected by At-Large (10 minutes)

9.  Next Steps on ARIWG Implementation Plan - Maureen Hilyard and Cheryl Langdon-Orr (5 minutes)

        See: At-Large Review Detailed Implementation Plan

10. Next Steps on ATLAS III - Maureen Hilyard, Olivier Crepin-Leblond and Eduardo Diaz (5 minutes)

        See: At-Large Summit III Home

11. Initial discussion of ICANN64 - Maureen Hilyard and Gisella Gruber (15 minutes)

See: At-Large at ICANN64 Workspace

a. At-Large Sessions Overview, including SO/ACs meetings

b. Leadership Skills Strategy

c. Social Events

12. Any Other Business - Maureen Hilyard (5 minutes)